Thursday, 19 January 2017

Just shooting the breeze ...

I was a very lucky person and had two of my cards featured in Craft Stamper Magazine (February 2017 issue) which came out on 6th January 2017. I was asked by Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles to create the projects using 3 of her clear stamps sets: 'Oceania', 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Absolute Vintage'.

If you haven't got the magazine here is a little peek showing my cards ...

This postcard themed project is actually a one layer card and I have just masked images to create the illusion of 3D layers.

I began by placing the dolphins and whales (from Oceania stamp set) and then I masked them off using sticky note masks. Next I created my postcards by drawing around large sticky notes and giving the edges a doddle feel.

Using the lace border in the "Absolute Vintage" set, I began creating my sea. I thought the stamp gave the illusion of movement/water. I have added more ink to the bottom of my card to give an illusion of sea and sky. Next began the fun part of adding all the little details to the bottom postcard using the smaller embellishment stamps from the Oceania stamp set.

On the top postcard, I used the postal elements from the "Wish you here" stamp set.

I used linen effect card as I wanted a textural feel to my project and thought that this would help give a mottled effect to the dolphins. All the images have been water coloured using distress inks. The sentiment is from the Oceania stamp set and is one of 5 found on the set.

Thoroughly enjoyed making my card and really wanted to challenge myself to making a one layer card as sometimes I can overdo the layers and embellies. Now need to remind myself more often, to create more of these style cards.All the links to the products used can be found at the bottom of this post.

Thursday today which means Friday is very, very, very close ... yippee! Are you excited as I am for the weekend?

x x x

Products and links:

Crafty Creations - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes
Everybody Art - anything goes
Sunny Day Crafting - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - anything but square


froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful card! Great yoi joined TioT! Thank you!

Margik said...

Your postcard design is really fabulous!
Congratulations on being published! Lovely cards.
Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
Mar x

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and fab composition.  Thanks for playing in on the fun at CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous postcard design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Tiots'

Marjeta said...

Congratulation. Your work is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moment Challenge.


Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh I love this what a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week and hope that you will come back again next week.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh love your card love the masking idea. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week at Through the Craft Room Door and hope that you will come back again next week.

Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great to see how you layered this! Congratulations on being published! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Claire Boelema said...

Absolutely love this card Lou x