Friday, 12 April 2013

Sweet Baby Blues!

I have gone crazy today and made a card for four challenges.

The colours and sea theme come from this photo inspiration at Addicted to Stamps,

the sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday,

Stampin' Royalty have an "OH BABY" theme,

and lastly, Make My Monday want us to "CREATE OWN BACKGROUND"

Here is my card

I first made my watery background by randomly stamping a flourish on some Natural White card in Versamark and heat embossing it with clear powder. I sponged over this with Green, Blue, and Turquoise ink. The flourish was also stamped across the bottom and sponged around the edges with Turquoise.

Here is a closer view of the embossing and sponging.
The Ark was stamped in Black Archival and coloured with Write Markers and an Aqua Painter, pulling the colours from the seaside photo inspiration. It was cut with a Nestie Label and added on 3D pads at an angle, and finished with a Turquoise ribbon and bow, and sentiment Nestie scallop circle.

I'm off to Leicester to see my new Nephew tomorrow, and we're throwing Sophie an early birthday party on Sunday, so an action packed weekend for me.

I hope you enjoy it whatever you have planned, and fingers crossed the weather stays dry.


  1. Oh this Bev is lovely the papers are stunning as is your image and just love that layout too xxx

  2. Such a cute card! Your background is really pretty, I love self-made patterned papers! :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week.

  3. Wow! I adore your card, Bev - so clever to fit all four challenges. A stunning resist technique background and the image is so cute. Thanx for joining us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  4. I love the background that you made! What a clever idea to use the ark stamp with that sketch and photo inspiration too. I love it! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

  5. This is so cute, Bev! I love how you made your background and the lovely ark image is beautifully coloured. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM.

  6. This is a lovely card Bev, I love the background and of course the Ark is a lovely stamp. Did you make it for your new nephew? I'm off in van at the weekend. Fingers crossed weather improves. See you soon. Love, Viji. x

  7. Cute card! I love how you have created the background and your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at Try stampin' On Tuesday :)

  8. Beautiful card and great coloring on the ark imaage. Love all those swirls - thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week - Karen - DT for TSOT

  9. Love the "create your own background". Great job on the sketch challenge. Beautiful colours. Thanks for playing along this week at TST.

  10. Wonderful background you've created! Great way to interpret the photo this week using the ark and the blue water! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M

  11. A terrific background, resist technique always looks good.Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM, for your original design for our Photo challenge. hope to see you again. Caz DT Member

  12. Absolutely gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
    Fliss x


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