Friday, July 15, 2022

Waving hello

Hello! How are you doing? Summer is in full swing - at least in my part of the world. Have you managed to dip your toes into the ocean yet? The sweet little mermaid that is the star of the card I'm about to show you sure enjoys her time in the water. The image is a Sweet November stap and I coloured it with polychromos.

When making a card, do you usually colour your image first or choose the papers first? I always choose the papers first and then colour the image to match the papers. But this time I first did the colouring. And then when I went to look for the papers to use on this card I ran into a problem. I have A LOT of paper pads so imagine my shock when I couldn't find a single sheet of paper I could (or wanted to) use on my card. So I dived into my huge stock of paper scraps and found the green one and the white corrugated cardstock that you can see on the card. Once the papers were chosen the card came together pretty easily. 

To embellish the card I used some pearly and crystals from my stash and I even managed to use some of the marine themed washi tape that I've had in my stash for a while. Score! When all that was done, I thought the card was still missing something, one last tiny detail. And this is where the small shell stickers came in. I didn't have anything suitable, so I asked my little one if she could help. And she could - I guess buying her all those sticker books actually paid off. :P lol

Well, that's all from me for today. Have a wonderful summer! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Poletje
Girlz creative: Fishing/Maritime
We love stamping: Anything stamped with the option of hot sunny colours
NBUS: Challenge #40 (stamp set is new)