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Friday, 15 July 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 15 July 2016

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

The week the Design Team have been given the topic of "make your own background".

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR".
 I decided to make a mixed media canvas.  I used my very unloved Lyra Watercolour crayons to colour the canvas in various shades of blue to representa a watery background and left to dry overnight.  I then used a dotty mask and some Dutch Doobadoo texture paste which I mixed in some Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powder to make a light blue paste.  I then left this overnight to dry and then used a Crafter's Companion Textures Stamp and Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink and stamped around the canvas.
Here is a close-up of an area that has the background coloured, the texture paste and then the stamped details.

The image that I have used is Ching-Chou Kuik's "Lilies Commitment" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Wink of Stella clear pen and then cut around the image.

The canvas has then been finished off with some cheesecloth, mesh, real shells, die-cut shells/seahorses/greenery, stamped sentiment, pearls and ribbon.

 I am entering this mixed media project into the following challenges: 

Crafty Calendar - Punches and/or dies
Delicious Doodles - Beside the Sea
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes mixed media
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Little Claire's Challenge - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Whatever/anything goes
Come and Get It - Make your own background
Robyn's Fetish - Anything with water
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature/animals
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Not Just Cards - Colour scheme 
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Summertime (when I think of summer I think of things to do with the seabeach)
Passion for Promarkers - Summer days (when I think of summer I think of things to do with the sea/beach)
Digi Choosday - For the girls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
As You Like It - Your trademark style and why (I love making CAS cards/projects for those that have to be posted but for those that are hand-delivered or people appreciate the work involved in cardmaking/project making I really prefer/love making more fussy and fancy cards/projects.  Yes they can take a long time to plan/execute but they are so worth it)
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing (all the die-cuts I have used have been embossed)
Aud Sentiments - For a girl and sentiment
QKR Stampede - By the seaside
Crafty Catz - Add some bling (pearls for me)
Polkadoodles - Summer  (when I think of summer I think of things to do with the sea/beach)
Crafting with Friends - Always anything goes
The East Wind - Photo inspiration
Simply Papercrafts - Always anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
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Gorgeous and beautiful Kym
Dianne xx :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh this is lovely, what agreat image and so pretty the way you have her on the canvas, just perfect for the wall. Thanks for sharing with us on Passion for Promarkers this week, Love Hazelxx

Bunny said...

Very nice mixed media project. Love your colors. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Planetsusie said...

It's so annoying when I see something like this because I want to 'feel' the texture and can't get through the screen to it!!! I really do love how you've made this and am intrigued by the Dutch Doobadoo paste - not having heard of this before. Anyway I'm waffling as usual! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Die cuts and/or punches) Challenge this month. Please remember that in order to be eligible to win a prize you must become a follower of our blog - if you aren't already! Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Chana Malkah said...

Great job of creating a lovely background for this canvas project! Love it!

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Kym,
Fabulous canvas creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!


I like this!!!

The shells are beautiful and i love the image!
Thank you for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door!
Hope to see you back next week!

Aly DT member TTCRD

Jasmina said...

Awesome canvas! I love the soft colors and all the little die cuts you added. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenge.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

DT Crafting With Friends

crafty said...

Love your creation. Thanks for sharing with QKR Stampede.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful card and such a soft color combination...thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful mixed media canvas love the image,sentiment and great texture---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

GalFridayStamping said...

Lovely card Kym. Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Hugs, Jane P. DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Just so beautiful. Lovely image and lovely design. Nice work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Unknown said...

Kym, this is so gorgeous! I love how you colored her, and love the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Best of luck to you!
xx Bonnie DT

Emma said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

The Red Mullet Band said...

Lovely card!!!! Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog!!!!

Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

The Red Mullet Band said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Kym - the image is beautiful and you've embellished it perfectly! Thanks for joining in our Summer themed challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

Janette said...

Gorgeous card,thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful! Great texture and detail!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

Cards By MI said...

Such great looking card. Fabby colours and lovely colouring. Love the colour combo too. Thanks for joining our Summer days challenge last week. A new fun easy challenge is now running.
Love n hugs

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Very pretty and the sentiment is perfect. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampeded for this week's challenge.

Haideelum said...

Es hermoso el canvas que has realizado, las texturas son preciosas, el digi lo iluminaste muy bonito, gran resultado de tan bella inspiración¡
Gracias por participar con nosotras en CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG¡

It is beautiful to the canvas that you have made, the textures are beautiful, the digi what iluminaste very nice, great result of such inspiración¡
Thanks for participating with us in CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG¡
Haideé DT Corrosive Challenge Blog

Repolainen said...

Love that cute little mermaid! Nice colors and perfect scene!
Thank you so much for joining us at QKR Stampede this week!

Handmade by Veer said...

Beautiful! Love the image and the design!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Veronique DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous canvas, Kym. Great colouring and colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Sammy said...

Oh that's beautiful Kym! Gorgeous design. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

TRACEY MO said...

Stunning card, love the image & layout.

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Tracey DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Karon said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Summertime Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Bonnie Irvine said...

Kym, this is gorgeous. The textures, colours, and composition are wonderful. I love the scene you have created to showcase this beautiful image. Thanks for playing along with our Photo Inspiration Challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon.

Susan Renshaw said...

What a super canvas!
Thank you for sharing with Create and Inspire!
DT for Create and Inspire!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
Carol DT x

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

A fabulous canvas creation, love all the little details and texture! Thanks for sharing with us at The East Wind and I hope to see you joining us again next month!

Simply Angelic Crafts said...

Gorgeous Thank you for joining us in this weeks challenge over at Polkadoodles, hugs Aly xxx

Michelle said...

What a beautiful canvas - living the pastel colours, texture and the gorgeous image so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us over at More Mixed Media Challenge - pastel. Michelle DT

Kandy's Krafts said...

A stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds challenge.

Vicky said...

Fantastic canvas sweetie love the sea scene you have created.
Thank you for joining us at Noor Design, hope you will join us in the next challenge.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.