The Colours of the SeaAny sort of card - not necessarily seaside-themed, but making use of those gorgeous sea colours; aqua, blue, green and all the shades in between.
I'm having one of those times when actually making anything is like getting blood out of a stone - and here was Gez, offering me the chance to use my favourite colours and still my creativity wasn't stirred. Not good.
My one idea was to make a mosaic background and I wanted to use diamond or hexagon shape - but an unexpected extra OH-working-at-home day meant no Craft Robo yesterday and I don't have any dies in the shapes I wanted. Hey ho at least I have the Neties scalloped squares, they'll have to do
The card I used for the background was made with various inks swooshed around with a baby wipe. I made a couple of pieces, one lighter than the other, then sprayed over the lot with some of my new Crafters Companion "Spray and Sparkle " silver shade - I love this stuff - it gives quite a subtle sheen to the card and an extra glint to whatever is underneath = nicer than that dull look you sometimes get when you play with ink
I saved some of the lighter card for the upper section, then cut the squares from different parts of the rest, turning the die randomly as I didn't wnat the "stripes" going all the same way.
Materials and Tools
14cm smooth white card blank, A4 of the smae card for inking
Various inks applied with a baby wipe
Crafters Companion "Spray and Sparkle " (silver)
Turquoise Seam Binding, Dew Drops in sea colours
Decal sticker sentiment (home-made)
Spellbinders scalloped squares die-set Fancy shape from Lace Doily Motifs set
Memory Box Rosette die - cut down to about 3c,s wide
It may have taken most of the day, and meant getting out and rejecting most of my stash but I got there in the end. Please please let my crafty mojo come back soon
Do visit The Daring Cardmakers Blog to see some gorgeous sea shade inspiration from our fab design team
That's all for this time - please leave a comment :)