Monday 8 August 2016

Sunshine, Surfboard & Surf

Been off line for a few days so thought I better get back into the flow and make some cards.
Its amazing how distracted we can get with trying to sort out the craft stuff. If I had a fantastic set up with lovely shelves, and labeled draws and slots and and and.... and I shouldn't be greedy I have a room and that is a lot more than others have and I am truly grateful.  

so I got back into crafting and left my labelling for another day. I liked the look of Freshly Made Sketches this week and I have decided I would like to enter more challenges like this and colour ones and layers so I can extend my card ideas. After looking at the challenge and other ideas on the blog from others entering the challenge,
This is what I came up with.

First for the strip across the card, my NEW Papertrey stamps and dies arrived this morning. After petting them, admiring, dreaming I got down to work.  I had decided to use my surfboard stamp that I have only used once as my two upward pieces so waves were the perfect across idea. This beautiful wave stamp will be used much I know cause I love it.I white embossed on a strip of multi media paper then I blended a combination of Peacock and Mermaid Lagoon (it shows more IRL than here for contrast.  A few little flicks of water then cut down to size, ahh that was hard. It looked so pretty and really didn't want to be cut.

the surfboards were stamped with those ink pads that have 5 colours in them.

Kaleidacolor one in Desert Heat and one in Fresh Greens.I have had these stamp pads since I first started stamping and before I discovered Distress inks. They are still totally juicy and I have  heat embossed when using them as they stay wet enough long enough. I have only had to throw one away ???? because I forgot to click and separate the inks so over time they ended up becoming a muddy colour.

I placed onboard behind the waves and the one on top is attached with a bit of dimensional foam tape. Attached the 'sunshine' sentiment and a gem for the 'i' dot. A card my surfing son will appreciate.


surfboards and waves were all stamped on
snippets so I can come and play.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Mac Mable said...

Loving the vibrancy and colours on this fun card x

Mrs A. said...

Love your surf board card. A great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for reminding me that I have 2 multi coloured ink pads lurking in my drawer that have never seen the light of day.!! Do much stuff so little time. Hugs Mrs A.

Ruth said...

I know what you mean about wanting to sort out your stuff - mine is in dire need of another go round, but it will wait for a while. I love those surfboards and the colours. It's a perfect take on the sketch and very different! So bright and cheerful. Xx

Di said...

Great card Aileen. The CAS look with the pops of colour is just perfect! And your waves stamp is a beaut!


Di xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the colorful surf boards and the "What the Doodle" waves are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Marybeth said...

Petting them, too funny but I get it! lol! Love this fun summer card, Aileen!

Cara said...

This is fabulous! Love the new stamps, what an inspired way to use them! Craft storage... Dream,... If only I knew where everything was I could craft in half the time! Obviously, I'd need someone to tidy up after me and put it all away again... Cara x

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful tropical colors! I love the surfboards and golden sunshine! So glad you joined us at FMS!

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome beachy card, Aileen! I love the color combo, and that you chose gold foil for your sentiment! Loving the waves, creative!

Chris Dring said...

Fantastic beachy scene! Love the vibrant colors and those surf boards! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Anonymous said...

such a fun and colourful CAS card! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!