Wednesday, July 29, 2015

adventure awaits!





Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I don't generally post so late in the day but since I had been working on this card since yesterday morning, I thought I'd go ahead and post it.  I've been wanting to ink up my new Newton's Nook stamps, Message in a Bottle.  Love it and the coordinating dies.

cardstock:  bazzil marshmallow  paper:  carta bella/ahoy there, crate paper/poolside  stamps:  newtons nook/message in a bottle ink:  ranger archival black  other:  kuretake gansai tambi, newton's nook/message in a bottle dies, dcwv cork

I finally remembered to order some Bazzill Marshmallow from Ellen.  It's one of the many tips I learned from taking a Julie Ebersole class at Impress.  You can gently watercolor on it...all the coloring you see was done ala my Kuretake Gansai Tambi!  I super love those watercolors and they've become my all-time go-to coloring media...yet again, thanks to Julie!

My paper is a combo of Carta Bella and Crate Paper.  I used some Gansai Tambi on the horizontal panel to add a little interest and to highlight the stamped anchor and sentiment.

Do you see that fun octo?  I messily colored her with the Gansai Tambi and finished her off with my $ spot chalk marker...added a couple polkas and filled in the 'suction cups'.

My card was inspired by the clean & simple version of retro sketches:


Today's my day off, we have dental appointments in the afternoon but this morning is dedicated to crafting and prepping for the bridal shower on Saturday.




26 comments:

  1. And it was an awesome card for me to see! Love it! I am so into the nautical right now!

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  2. Your card is fantastic Amy! I love all the details you put on it! Have a lovely day!

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  3. Oh my, this is awesome Amy!! Beautiful detail:)

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  4. Love the octo on the bottle - what fun nautical stamps - love your paper too!

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  5. I am sooo lovin' this! From the watercolor to papers, it's awesome!

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  6. Love love love love this! LOVING the ship in the bottle and the fun octopus on top!!!!!!!

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  7. Ohhhh!! Love the watercolor-especially on the octopus!! I also like how you used the patterned paper on this. Every element is perfect on this card!!

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  8. This card is just too fun! Your watercoloring looks awesome and I just love the fun design!

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  9. I love this!! I love anything nautical too...but haven't made a card yet with that theme! LOL

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  10. Wonderful nautical themed card, Amy. Everything coordinates beautifully :-)

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  11. This is SOOOOOO AMAZING!! Love the watercoloing! (I can't believe you didn't use watercolor paper! Rebel!) :P
    You totally rocked this set!! Incredible!

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  12. So fun - loving all the nautical elements here - what a fun spin on that sketch!

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  13. Cute card, Amy, love the nautical theme...especially the ship in the bottle! Happy Thursday!

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  14. Fantastic nautical card. I love it!!

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  15. Awesome nautical card, Amy! Thank you so much for playing along with us as Retro Sketches!

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  16. A message in a bottle, an octopus and a whole lot of creativity makes for one fabulous card! Such fun!
    Hugs~c

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  17. Sweet card Amy...love your ship in the bottle. So fun.

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  18. You do nautical so well, my friend! This just completely makes me smile!

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  19. This is really fun! I love the kraken on top of the bottle and the cork flying out!

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Cheers,
~amy~