Our challenge at For Fun this week is to make a water themed card for summer. I chose digi "Beach Baby" from The Stampin Boutique. Isn't she just the cutest!!!
Be sure to head on over to For Fun to see the fantastic creations by the rest of the Design Team.
Kim over at Crafts by Kim did a tutorial on "Perfect Water". It looked so easy and the instructions were so easy to follow that I just had to try it. Needless to say, I need more practice.......lol It's a great technique and one I'm going to use for all of my cards where there is water but I think I'll pay more attention to details next time. Got a little carried away with the Diamond Glaze so my ocean has LOTS of ripples... The image was colored with copics prior to using any techniques. I printed out a few copies of the digi stamp then cut out the pail, shovel, and seas shells, colored with copies, and spritzed with Vanilla Shimmerz. Ultrafine Sand Flower Soft was used for the beach and then the cut out images were glued into the sand with extra FS added so they would look somewhat buried.
Since I've never made a gate card I decided to make one for this challenge. The DP is from my stash and some I had bought several years ago to make a scrapbook for our watergarden. I've looked everywhere for jute ribbon and finally found it at Really Reasonable Ribbons. Thought it would be perfect for this card. As always, no sentiment was added until I get ready to mail it to someone.
In case ya all haven't noticed, I'm a little bored with what I've been doing so I've been on a mission to learn new techniques and try new things lately. Oh, how I'm missing my flowers.....so these new ventures probably won't last long. And, just to let you all know, I do not receive free products from the sites I mention in my posts to promote their products. If I like something I see or use, it's just nice to know where it can be purchased is the only reason I link them for you. I've spent hours trying to find different products on the internet because our craft stores here just don't carry most of these products. I've been trying to find some of the charms I see on cards but haven't found a site yet for them so if you know of anywhere to get small charms, please let me know.
The fingers are getting numb and I'm probably rambling from lack of sleep again. It's almost 2 am here so that's all from me for tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hope you have the time to leave me a comment so I can come visit you soon.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)