Saturday 27 August 2011

"Splashing Out" with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge at the

with the very Talented Andie selecting the challenge theme of

In The Sea

what a fabulous them don't you think? I did and really enjoyed playing with this one.

Don't forget that this is the last chance to be in this months draw for the wonderful prize offered by 

So what did I create for my design team inspirational piece
I created a card to inspire someone, using a fabulous fantasy art image from Sweet Pea Stamps

The base layer and contrast colour is a cheerful yellow and the papers are in Aqua's for the sea and they are from the Papermania Capsule Mono Collection.  Where else do I start.  Marianne dies used for the sea fronds and the flowers in the main from Wild Orchid. The cheesecloth pulled and laid under the image and layers to look like the crests of the waves.  With a little fish caught up in the netting at the top and the boat wheel also hid in the netting. The corners are punched with an MS corner punch and the little pearls from the Hobby House.

Think I thought I was creating a scrap layout, with so much going on.

Some close ups
The ships wheel charm
The little fish charm
The flowers which have been gently kissed by the waves of glitter, icicle stickles
and the oh so important image coloured in copics.

Now please do not forget to hop over to the challenge site, to see the rest of the Design Team's fabulous inspirational pieces

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 300 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 300 follower candy you can do so here, thank you to Feline for now advertising my candy too. 

Totally awesome I cannot believe I am at 455 followers, you guys are all amazing thank you, 200 entrants and slowly getting to the 300 entrant mark................but still need another 100 entrants, so if you are already follow me please don't forget to put your name in the hat :)

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!! ............. the catch up is going well, and I am sure that over the weekend, I will get around to all your wonderful blogs........

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die for
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and Texture
Squigglefly - Water
Kenny K - Lots of Layers
Marianne's Design Divas - Anything Goes
Copic Creations - Blue Green BG
Mad for Markers - Make a Scene

I am feeling that I am neglecting my air brushing compressor, not touched it all week, so after the quick shop (it will be very quick) would have done it yesterday but may have mistaken the shopping for a swimming lesson!!!! I will be heading up to play on my secret, so sorry you just know I love teasing you all

Hugs and Enjoy your extended weekend, and thoughts and prayers for those who currently are experiences the worst that the weather has to offer



Renate said...

Lovee your colour combo and your card is simply stunning dear.

Thank you for playing with us at Sweep Pea Stampers.
Hugs Renate

Arline said...

Lovely card Kate...those charms are just adorable! Looking forward to hearing your news!x

Gini said...

Your card is beautifully detailed and coloured Kate, I love those sweet pea stamps!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the layers and all the details, it's so beautiful.


Unknown said...

Wow Kate these Sweet Pea stamps are so gorgeous. Love the colours that you used!! Hugs, Frea

sam21ski said...

Lovely card Kate.

Hope your week back went okay.

Sam xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful card Kate - love all the little details!
Helen x

Sue Jones said...

Gorgeous card Thanks for joining us at SPS :)

Natali said...

Wow!! So nice colours you choose for this theme.. Brilliant idea!! Very lovely and sexy Mermaid!!

ladyjanet_56 said...

This card is so pretty love the layout & colour, you have put all my fav goodies on this card Kate, I love it. Janet

Define normal? sort of
getting the urge to blog? sort of
missing all my friends? deffo :)
Are you going on Sunday?

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous great for the challenge:) Sandra H

Holly Young said...

Wonderful card! I love your charms and the cheescloth was a fabulous idea! thanks for playing in squigglefly's challenge!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card kate.
beautiful flowers and embellishment.

greetings karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Kate, I like the image, the fab colour combo and all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Tine said...

Hi Kate. Gorgeous card & certainly some fab layering. Lovely use of embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week.
Tine :)

Theresa said...

Kate, this is stunning! Wow so very gorgeous. The elements you've added are just perfect. Fabulous colors. Absolutely amazing.

coops said...

gorgeous card kate.i love the beautiful image and your details and colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful card; your image is very striking and I love all the little touches you've added to this (and thanks for giving the closeups - sometimes in looking at a larger image we do miss those extra special things that make it grand in person!).

I love the contrast of the zingy yellow and the blue/greens, very sea-worthy! Thank you for taking time to participate and share with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you try our challenges out in the future!

Love crafts forever said...

Yoo-Hoo Kate!!!! This card can inspire anyone!. Oh i love all that cute embellishments. Gorgeous card. And thanks for playing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
Hugs Nat

bumblebee creations said...

what a wonderful card! Thank you so much for entering Squigglefly's Waterworks challenge!

Curly said...

Wow this is one gorgeous card I just love the Sweet pea Image and the colour theme is so eye catching,
Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Carol Q said...

gorgeous, lots of lovely layering and embellishments to look at and the way you've incorporated the netting is fab.

Sammi said...

GORGEOUS card Kate!! Love all the little details!! Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers - Make a Scene challenge! :)
Hope it's been a GREAT weekend!

Sharon Caudle said...

Stunning card, Kate! Your colors are divine and love that image and you've colored her beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you enjoy us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card x
Thanks for joining in with us at Papercrafting journey - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Amanda xx said...

Beautifully stunning hun absolutely love it xxxx Amanda

Lori said...

Very pretty - fabulous detail! So glad you linked up at Craft us Crazy!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

so sexy!
awesome of you to join us at SPS!!!

Artesania said...

Hi Kate,thank you so much for entering our first challenge with this fantastic card,full with nice details and a wonderful coloured image,perfect your chaoice of paper and embellishments.
Hugs Artesania DT
Marianne´s Design Divas

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

What a wonderful colour combination Amy! This is a true beauty. Nice to see you entering the Marianne Design Diva challenge

Melissa Barnicoat said...

This is stunning, I would have never thought to put those two colours together but they work beautifully. Thanks for playing along at M4M. Mel B

Micki said...

WOW, beautiful. Love all the detail from the flowers, the embellishments, the 'netting' and of course to the beautifully colored Sweet Pea Stamps image. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters!
And on behalf of Sweet Pea Stamps DT, please check out the Sweet Pea Stamps DT blog and submit your card to be featured :-)

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