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:

Aquarius said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Sue xx

AlisonC said...

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

Valerija said...

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

Carole said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Veerle said...

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

Di said...

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

Cara said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Sylviahobbycards said...

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

Hugs,Sylvia x

Sue - said...

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

Glennis said...

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

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, and such a really cute image.

Kath x

Angela Radford said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Carol L said...

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

JennyH said...

Cute little image Barb, love the cool background : )

aussie aNNie said...

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

meg said...

Love the image and wonderful background, beautiful card

Lucy Woods said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cotnob said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Greta said...

What a cute image--sweet card, Barb!

lilian said...

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

Lilian xx

Janice said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

Inkyfingers said...

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

Cobnut Crafter said...

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

KandA said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

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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Lisa Andersson said...

Absolutely love the background! cute image too.
Hugs, Lisa

Donna said...

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

Donna said...

This is SO cute. I LOVE it. xxx