My card today has been made to enter into the sketch challenge over at Woodware USA.
Don't forget that this sketch is also being used in the UK over at Woodware UK so you can play along there as well.
It has been made with a lovely clear stamps set called Groovy Cats FRCL124.
I have stamped and embossed the cat onto watercolour card and coloured it using dye based inks. It has been cut out using an oval nestie and a technique called 'Out of the Box with Nestabilities' which I found on Youtube. This allows you to leave part of the image outside of the nestie.
The blue background has been made using several of the smaller images from the set.
I stamped and embossed in versamark and clear embossing powder and then painted with thin undiluted bleach.
I added a white dot to the fish eyes with a Gelly roll glaze pen.
The strip of brown card has also been stamped and embossed with versamark and clear embossing powder.
I have added glossy accents to the fish bowl and collar tag.
The wool across the card is from my stash, as is the small frog charm.
I couldn't find a fish, but then given that our cat has a tendency to bring us presents of slow worms and newts it probably won't be long before she adds frogs to her repertoire. It therefore did seem kind of fitting lol.
I hope that this will inspire you to enter the challenge HERE.
I must write some Christmas cards now otherwise all my efforts to get them finished on time will go to waste.
Have a lovely evening.
Total for 2012 - 141 cards Total for 2013 - 131 cards Total for 2014 - 154 cards Cards carried into 2015 - 51 cards Cards carried into 2016 - 122 Total made in 2016 - 123 Carried forward into 2017 - 80 cards Total made in 2017 - 109+6 cards loaned to CE Carried forward into 2018 - 127 cards Jan - 20 cards Feb - 0 cards Mar - 0 cards April - 0 cards May - Total made in 2018 - 20 cards
Places on classes are open to anyone and can be booked by contacting the appropriate store.
Davina (Stampcraft in Purley) - 020 8660 2679
Saturday 7th July 2018 at Davina - Bargello
Saturday 14th July 2018 at Davina - Groovy Playtime
Saturday 21st July 2018 at Davina-Pixie Powders Saturday 28th July 2018 at Davina - No class due to a birthday for a special little girl. Saturday 4th August 2018 at Davina - New Woodware Christmas Trees with Chalks
Saturday 11th August 2018 at Davina - Bleeding Art Tissue
Saturday 18th August 2018 at Davina - Clarity Dies
I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have six Grandchildren
Megan(17), Reece(15), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(10), Emma (2) and Chloe born October 2017.
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles in the past for magazines including Craft Stamper, Quick Cards Made Easy and Cardmaking and Papercraft.
I teach classes in Purley and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I am on the Design Team for Woodware and Hobby Art, and have also designed for Imagination Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Clarity. Several of my cards have featured on each of their TV shows.
I am lucky enough to make samples Jane Gill who still designs stamps for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions.
I love to try and join in with the challenge blogs and have been part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.