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Friday, 14 January 2011

In a Sweet Pea Dream - 12 January 2011

Over at the In a Sweet Pea Dream the challenge this fortnight is "under the sea".  For my card I have used Ching-Chou Kuik's Koi image.  Oh I so wish I could draw like this as the image is beautiful.  I have used various scraps of backing paper from my stash including some from magazine freebies.  The stamped image has been coloured in with Promarkers and highlighted in areas by my Sakura Stardust clear pen.  I have then cue it out with one of my Nestabilities dies.  I have raised the image on a purple alcohol inks background.  When I first got into stamping just over a year ago I would NEVER have dreamed of using alcohol inks but I quite like having a play with these now and then.  I used my Adirondack Blending Solution to try and get some wavy shapes in the ink to replicate the waves of the sea.  The card is finished off with a sentiment off the computer, ribbon, card candy, star brad and three fabric flowers which I bought from our Woolworths when it was shutting down over two years ago.

This card also fits the following challenges:

Let's Ink it Up - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Go dotty
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Thank you
I Love Promarkers - Punches
Crafty Sentiments - Thank you
4 Crafty Chicks - Show us some metal (metal brad)
Ai Factory - Anything goes
Stampin B's - Use a die-cut on your card
Pattie's Creations - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Anything goes
Fairytale - Flowers
Crafty Catz - Thank you
Paper Sundaes - Circles (circles on backing paper and circular card candy - hope this is OK)


SuzanneK said...

Beautiful creation, love the purples. Sweet Pea is one of my absolute favs. Well done. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x


Hi Kym
A gorgeous card,love the colours and image,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Anonymous said...

Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow kym! absolutely gorgeous! the color of royalty!

thank you so much for your kind words. all's going much better here and i sure hope it is for you too. you are always in my prayers.

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! Such pure gorgeousness!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the purple colors and fabulous image!! :) Have a lovely weekend hun!!HUGS

Sandi said...

Hi Kym - Welcome back to this year's challenges. Gorgeous creation, I like the Sweet Pea image and the purple shades.
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

LindaS said...

I love that the colors in the image are less stronger that the papers and the pop of yellow is do cool. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Gloria Stengel said...

Love the colors! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Claire said...

Beautiful card Kym, goregous colours!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!
Claire xx

Bianca said...

This is so pritty! Love the image and your coloration! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

coops said...

beautiful card kym.the image is gorgeous and i love your delicate colours :D
xx coops xx

Annette22 said...

such a beautiful card

thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale



Lorraine said...

Great card, Kym. That's a lovely image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Benzi said...

Lovely shades of purple and a very pretty card. Love the corners. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's die cut challenge this week.

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week! Your card is really lovely, and I love the image and the colours you used!
PCDC Design Team 2 Lead

Julie said...

A very pretty card, lovely image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie x

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card and image. Thansk for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

pinky said...

Kym this is just gorgeous, love the gorgeous image and sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Fiona said...

pretty card and colours...love stamp. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


katesacraftybugger said...

very pretty colours, thanks for joining us at i♥ promarkers-Kate

Pattie G said...

What a beautiful card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Debbie said...

This is beautiful Kym - gorgeous colours. Love it. xx

Kendra said...

Love the purples you have used! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Lori said...

Pretty card, Kym! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week....

Lori - 4 Crafty Chicks DT

KymKreates said...


You did a marvelous job on your Kreation. Just gorgeous!

Thanks for joining our challenge this week and hope to see more of your wonderful artwork in the future!!

DT Sweet Pea Stamps

Dora said...

Hi, this is beautiful, love the purple colour, looks so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiment and good luck xx

Tamie said...

Kym, love the image you used and the color of your card. Thank you so much for sharing this image and card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

miskyla said...

Beautiful Job on this!! Love the purple you chose and the way you are using your alcohol inks :)

Bev said...

beautiful card.. thanks for playing along with Pattie's Creations.. hope to see you again next week.

PokSa said...

This is a fantastic card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

cgl1539 said...

Congrats on your win on Crafty Catz!