Friday, 7 April 2017

Blue Skies Ahead

Hello and I hope you're enjoying sunshine too where you are.

My card today is made with a stamp from a new Artemio set that I bought at a discount price.  I loved the cute little images although the sentiments are all in French.

I used crayons on acrylic paper for the background and blended with my fingers.  I then dry brushed over the top with white gesso to dull the colours and mounted up onto black card.

To make the image stand out I scribbled more blue where the image would be.  The shell border was punched from the trimming of the background using a Martha Stewart punch which was recently given to my by a friend when she was having a clear out.  I just stuck the border to the bottom of the black card and the sentiment was also stamped onto a scrap of white card.

As I've used lots of snippets for this one I'm going over to join  Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 275 & 276

I would also like to join in with Darnell's NBUS Challenge #11  where we're invited to share some
Never Before Used Schtuff!

38 comments:

  1. What a cute and summery image. Lovely sunny day here today but not quite warm enough for swimming outdoors!!

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  2. A fantastic card Barb, I love the way you've created the background for your super sweet image.

    Sue xx

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  3. Aw so cute and the shell border goes so well. Beautifully coloured and mounted too.

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  4. What an adorable card with a cute image.
    Have a great weekend.
    Valerija xx

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  5. Clever background creation Barb...and great use of your recycled punch! Have a good weekend!

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  6. What an adorable summer snippets card, Barb, with a beautiful finger-smooched summery background which really makes her stand out! I love the shell punch, too!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Auwch such a cutie pie this image Barb. Lovely card great background too.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  8. Oh it's just perfect Barb! Wonderful colouring and a bit like Mrs A at the seaside really - or the duck pond :) Do introduce me to your lovely friend - that shell border really is great.

    Great to see you in the Playground, it seems to have been a while honey, I do notice when dear friends go missing.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  9. Love the background you've made for this, just perfect and that stamp set is super cute too! Cara x

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  10. Hi Barb, love the image, it's so sweet and your colours are wonderful, brilliant design, Kate x

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  11. Such a cute image,Barb.Love the beautiful background and the beautiful colouring.Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs,Sylvia x

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  12. Hi Barb, what a sweet card, love the background you've made!

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  13. Such a cute card, Barb, great background idea too!

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  14. Gorgeous card, and such a really cute image.

    Kath x

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  15. Lovely card, very sweet image. When you were over at mine you said your Orchid had a stalk, cut it back just above the third nodes from the bottom if it's stopped flowering, it may grow a new stalk from there and flower again. Feed it with diluted plant food. Dip the plant pot in water rather than watering with a can and allow it to drain. Better stop there or I will start to bore you Lol! Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXX

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  16. I like that background. It looks almost like canvas or some linen cloth. It's a lovely card and I'm ready to go poolside!

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  17. Such a cute image and I love the background in which you framed it.

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  18. What a fun image, and I just love that seashell border too! Cute!

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  19. Cute little image Barb, love the cool background : )

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  20. A lovely background Barb, your image, coloured so sweetly is a real cutie. xx ♥[aNNie]

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  21. Love the image and wonderful background, beautiful card

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  22. Aww what a fun feel good card! Beautiful!
    Lucy x

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  23. Hi Barb,
    what a very super background and it looks really super and special.
    Wonderful stamped image, and it's super cute too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. Gorgeous card - did you sketch this from the Playground duck pond shenanigans?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  25. Such a sweet card Barb, a pretty image and lovely seashell border.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  26. Beautiful that soft crayon-background! Cute image...fits perfect! Hope you have a sunny weekend!

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  27. What a cute image--sweet card, Barb!

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  28. OH Barb that image is lovely, Its so sweet, Great card

    Lilian xx

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  29. Lovely card Barb. You've really made the cute image pop with the crayoning. Love the border too.
    Janice x

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  30. I had 3 really busy days last week and it has so taken it out of Me. I 'm playing catch up now but the garden also beckons and its quilt club this afternoon too. I need more hours. Anyways this card is so sweet. I love that image and how youv'e coloured using crayons. Hugs Mrs A.

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  31. This is so cute Barb and I love your crayon technique for the background - it looks so textured!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  32. Your colour blending works so well and the extra blue really makes the image pop. Lovely card, Barb. Anne xx

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  33. Oh what a sweet image and such a super card, that border is fabulous xx

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  34. Adorable card, so sweet with this cute image and that seashelles border!

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  35. What a clever background technique Barbara and one I had never heard of before, I must give it a try! Cute image, I can see why you couldn't resist! Have a lovely day and a wonderful Easter weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  36. Absolutely love the background! cute image too.
    Hugs, Lisa

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  37. This is just adorable and that background is fabulous, I will have to try that, I always get good ideas from you Barb!

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  38. This is SO cute. I LOVE it. xxx

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