I Sea Horses!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well, I've had a lovely day today and am really excited about the next couple of days too, I'll say more about what's going on in a few days, keep all the excitement to one post! lol!

We have a new challenge today at Seems A Little Sketchy (which is exciting too, huh?!) and our sponsor for the next fortnight is Delicious Doodles!

Who are offering 4 digi's to one lucky winner!

Our sketch for you to follow looks like this

We were given some images by our sponsor to use and here's what I did...

I made a card with a porthole, so the image is on the inside rather than the front.

I coloured the image with the following copics: Y17,15,13,V04,000. Foliage; YG97,95,93,R17,14,12. Sea; B01,00,000,0000.
Something happened while I was colouring this image that has never happened to me before and I just thought I'd share what it was in case it happens to someone else.  I was using my R12 pen for the first time and as I was blending the ink started to flood the image and I could see that the nib had gotten really full of ink.  I stopped colouring immediately (as it was almost the last thing on the image that I was colouring and I didn't want to ruin it!).  I remembered a tip that I saw somewhere when I was learning about re-filling my pens about how taking both caps off helps to balance the pressure in the pen, so I took the other cap off and could see the effect straight away.  I laid it horizontally on my desk for a wee minute too just to be sure before I finished my colouring.  I wondered if it was because of the heat lately that maybe built up some pressure or something, but I thought I would share in case it helps someone else some time.

I created the wood effect on the front by drawing the panels and colouring with my copics: E39,37,35,33. and a black fine liner.  I cut the porthole with my Spellbinders circle dies and then used some gold frantage powder to make it look a little rusty.  I added some rope that I've had in my stash for a while that I saved from a clothes label.  The hinge is a Tim Holtz Alterations Hardware Findings die and I also used a Memory Box Majestic Anchor both of which got the frantage treatment.  The black dots are Viva Pearl pen in Anthracite.

Here's the inside with the image and a computer generated sentiment.

So go take a look at what the rest of the DT have done on Seems A Little Sketchy and have a go at our fab sketch!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafts & Me Challenges: Anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges; All at sea
Crafty Boots Challenges; Die cuts
Delicious Doodles Challenges; Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey; Punches and/or dies
Sweetpea Stampers; Embossing
The Squirrel and The Fox; Nautical/sea life

Thanks for looking!


Hazel said...

Love the seahorses - delightful card. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

Avril Ann said...

Sheena this is gorgeous hun, so love what you have made with Teri's image xxx

Lisette Baker said...

This is such a great design, I love the image in the porthole. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sheena, this is gorgeous. Love the addition of the porthole. It certainly adds to the card. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “embossing - wet or dry or both” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Sheena, my little girl loves it as well as she is a big seahorse fan. Brilliant card x

Dewi Lestari said...

Totally awesome! Thanks for joining at Sweet Pea Stampers: Embossing

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, gorgeous card, I love your brilliant design and those cute little seahorses.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love the seahorses and your design is fantastic :D

xx coops xx

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Wow... this is a stunning card! I like the way you made it with a porthole. Well done on the coloring! Thank you for joining in the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers "Embossing, dry or wet or both". Good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

stampqueen said...

Love the seahorses and love how you did the porthole and the hinge- great card!!!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the embossing challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers. Hope to see you again next time.

Michelle said...

Oh your card is so lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle