Saturday, 11 June 2011

Forgotten Friday 20 - By The Sea

I can't believe that it's time for Forgotten Friday once again, and this week Judith  has some wonderful blog candy to give away. Anyone who takes part in the Forgotten Friday Challenge stands a chance of winning. So do pop over to Poppy Cottage and join in. All you have to do is make something with your forgotten or unused stash of craft stuff , post it on your blog, leave a comment on Judith's blog, then she will come and visit you.

This week I have used this wonderful stamp from Chocolate Baroque (formally Graphicus) which was unused until now. First I stamped the topper and coloured it in using aqua pencils. I found some nice bright blue card to mount it onto. Then came the background and that I took a couple of attempts to get it right. I used the other stamps that were also on the sheet to achieve this. I stamped the Seagull onto the backing and then stamped it again onto copier paper, to create a mask, I also made masks in the same way for the clouds. next I stamped the grass clumps to define the edge of the beach. For the sand I used Memento Cantaloupe, and the sky Memento Summer Sky. For the sea I used Distress Ink in Broken China. These were put on using Cut-n-Dry foam. When doing the sea I tore along a piece of scrap paper to give uneven edge, then moving this gradually down the page as I coloured it. It has given what I hope is the effect of waves. Lastly I removed the masks to reveal the white fluffy clouds, and the Seagull which was coloured using aqua pencils.

So go on what are you waiting for, have a look and see what you have that can be used.

Thanks for looking, your kind comments are appreciated.



judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a lovely card Sue, great wave effect. I love using pencils too, and you've achieved some lovely colours here. Thanks for joining in again, Judith xx

jackid said...

Sue I love this card it is beautiful the detail you have put into it is stunning love it
Jacki xx

Aquarius said...

A really summery card - nice and bright which is more than can be said for the weather at the moment.

Carol said...

Wow Sue. A work of art with all that stamping and masking. Beautiful card.