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Monday, 28 July 2014

Lots of "puff" needed for this card!!

 Over at the Graph'it Challenge this week the topic is "hot colours" and the Design Team were given the additional topic of airbrushing.  I thought I'd play along.
The image of a mermaid and a seahorse is from the Polkadoodles Double CD called "Bonbon Belles". I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and kept the colour scheme of bright yellow, orange, turquoise blue and a light blue.

Next came the airbrushing.  I printed off the image onto a piece of copy paper and cut out and used this as a mask over the image.  In March when I had my dental surgery I had a big box of plastic straws so I tried blowing down one onto the end of a Graph'it pen.  This wasn't too successful as I struggle blowing like that.  Then I had a brainwave and decided to cut the straw in half and see how I fared.  Success!!!  After I'd done the background with a bright yellow and turquoise blue I did the same technique but instead used the Graph'it gold sparkle pen which also gave the same result but nice and sparkly.  I was pleased how the image turned out and will certainly try again in the future.

The backing papers I have used for my card are from Crafty Individuals and are called "The Seaside".  I so love these papers and recently had to buy another set as I'd nearly used my first set up.  I have inked all the edges of my papers with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink and highlighted areas with Imagination Crafts Gold Shine Sparkle Medium.

I have finished the card off with some Joanna Sheen decorative fish net, some sand Flowersoft (underneath the shells), Marianne Designs die-cut shells/anchor/lighthouse all highlighted with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink and Imagination Crafts Gold Shine Sparkle Medium, die-cut seahorse cut with my Cricut and highlighted with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress ink and Imagination Crafts Gold Shine Sparkle Medium and a die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper July Challenge - Anything goes
Just Inspirational - 3 layers or more
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Emboss it
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-cuts and/or punches
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Hot colours
Polkadoodles - Clash the colours
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Use kraft
Pile it On - Embossing
Eureka Stamps - Swimming
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Colour theme/anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more dies
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Die-cuts and punches
Melonheadz Friends - Things with wings or tails
Emerald Fairies - Hip Hip Hooray - Birthday!

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Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous Kym! Love all the sea-worthy elements! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Desire Fourie said...

Kym this is just stunning with awesome colouring. Love your straw air brush technique and the light house is a lovely touch.
{I would love you to take part in my 900 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

KarinsArtScrap said...

its a very beautiful card Kym.
Gr Karin

Heather said...

A fabulous card Kym, a wonderful colour scheme and such a sweet image. I love all the layers and such fantastic elements!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

shampylou30 said...

Beautiful love the colours you used for the mermaid. Thanks for joining us at polkadoodles challenge xxxx

Sandie Gough said...

Fabulous make with great colours, thank you for joining us this time over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (DT)

Sandie Gough said...

Fabulous make with beautiful colours, thank you for joining us this time over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (DT)

~ginny said...

I love the layers on this one Kym! The netting, the die cuts, the Fran-tage and the air brushing - lots to look at - lots to enjoy! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #81- ATG / optional theme of “Party Time”
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Cute image. Love the elements you added. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

What a beautiful image and card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Helene Siermans said...

This looks great! Love the lighthouse!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz Challenge blog. Good luck!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Fantastic job, Kym. Love all the sea inspired dies used on your creation. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's Die/Punch challenge.

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Bev said...

so pretty I love your airbrushed background! Thanks for joining in with our 'Clash of colours' challenge at polkadoodles. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/wk-30-clash-colours-polkadoodles-crafty.html

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card thank you for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card thank you for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

Samantha K said...

Beautiful make and I love your airbrushing looks fab x Thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this fortnight for our Clash of Colour challenge. Good luck, hugs, Samantha K xx

Claire Boelema said...

Stunning work Kym and glad you tried out the airbrushing technique!Thanks for joining the Graph'It marker challenge - hot colours. Good luck.

Julie Odil said...

This is gorgeous! I love your airbrushing! Thanks for joining our Swimming Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

MagsB said...

Oh my, Kym, this is just gorgeous! A fabulous image, and I love all the sea-themed embellies! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

A.T.CRAFTS said...

What a wonderful card thank you for joining the crafting from the heart challenge, good luck. Alana DT member

fiona walker said...

A fantastic make love the colours you have chosen, Thank you for entering our challenge this week at Artistic Inspirations.
Good luck
Fiona dt. x

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!! Hope you will join us again soon!
Have a GREAT day!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Kym,I love the hot colours and well done at giving the airbrushing a go Thanks for playing along with us at Graph'It colour challenge, good luck,
Kevin xx