I received a darling card from my friend Cat Craig last week. In it, she included a few stamped images for me to color - how could I resist? But first, here's Cat's card... I just loved her vellum ocean...
My own little ocean was created using my acetate smooshing technique … a very sweet gal named Beverly asked me for instruction for this technique, sadly I could not reply to her comment - dratted 'no reply blogger' thing - don't we wish we could eliminate that issue? So, before I show you my little Purrrmaid… this is for you, Beverly!
first, stamp a bit of your chosen Distress Oxide inks
onto a slick surface - I have a sheet of
heavy acetate on my clipboard - then spritz with water:
Shaded Lilac, and Broken China were my ink colors today.
I then use a thin piece of acetate from packaging to
lift the color, and dab randomly over my
water color cardstock … I love Tim Holtz for texture and
beautiful whiteness. Neenah 110# works beautifully, too!
When complete, use as you wish … this one was turned into an ocean of color for Cat's little Purrrmaid
from Newton's Nook!!
shell phone sentiment.
I performed minor surgery on that kitty's paw to allow her to hold the phone!
Thanks, Cat for helping me with Sketch #335! Thanks to all of you for stopping by today! I can't wait to see my team mates cards... let's go!!
Michele, so glad you enjoyed the card and that you PLAYED with the purrmaids. Loved your tutorial for the water creation. I'm gonna have to give it a try. YOur card turned out fabulously! Love the editing with the shell and arm.
Your smooshing instructions are meeeooow-valous! i feel a smoosh session coming on.....Adorable card - fabulous splashy waves!
Shell phone? hahahahahahaa love it!
A purrmaid and a shellphone??!! I love it! Absolutely ADORABLE card my friend and love your smooshed background technique too! :0)
This is purr-fectly adorable Michele! Love the smooshed ocean!
Gorgeous background, girlfriend! Beautiful coloring on those adorable Purrmaids, too! Cat is so thoughtful and sweet...I'm sure she knew you would make them shine!
Thanks so much for the step-by-step tutorial on your smooshed panels...Fabulous color palette for an ocean :)
A wonderful watery background, Michele! Love the purr-maids.
Purrmaid!!! Love it. Great take on the sketch.
Adorable card, love your "split" waves and your smooshy-ness of pretty inks! That purr-maid is purr-fect!
Love the wonderful ocean background and the adorable purr-maid holding a shell phone, Michele! How creative to let her hold the shell phone (a great surgery)! The way you made the waves (white gaps) is clever too.
Mermaids are quite the rage right now so you're right on trend with your purrmaids, Michele.
Adorable little purrmaid in that fabulous, wavy, splashy, smooshy ocean ... sooo cute and fun! Hugs, Anita :)
What a brilliant card Michelle - and I love that background! Thanks for sharing your technique :)
What CUTE cards!! I love the fun way you created the sea. That little cat mermaid is adorable!!
Adorable!! Purrfect technique for your watery scenes! Thanks for sharing the instructions. What fun that your purrmaid has a shell phone!
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