Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Less is More Week #276 - At Sea

The current one layer challenge over at Less is More 'At Sea' had me pondering for a while as lots of my thoughts had already been channelled into some brilliant entries. Then I thought of a set of stamps here which always makes me smile - and as a result made this card:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- image and sentiment stamp from an Acid Drops & Whatnots set (magazine freebie a while ago), stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- coloured the image using Faber Castell Polychromos pencil and Sansodor blending solution

- added two little drops of water underneath the sentiment and coloured them in - really just to link the water together more so the sentiment wasn't just like an add-on

- finally rounded off the top right hand corner using We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

This does remind me of Mrs A and the duck pond diving board saga! :)

Di
x

34 comments:

Glennis said...

Super card Di, and most appropriate!

creationsnz said...

Cute. CarolG

brenda said...

What a fun card Di, but don't even mention the diving board affair, less said the better.

B x

Greta said...

So cute, Di--love your coloring!

Kath said...

A great card Di - love the stamp and the fun sentiment.
Kath x

Esther said...

What a fab card - I love the image and the little water droplets! :)

Jane said...

What a great CAS card Di...such a fun image and sentiment x

SARN said...

Hee hee . . . great image and matching sentiment. Awesome one layer card Di.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KandA said...

Brilliant one layer card Di. Love that super fun image and the sentiment works perfectly xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great image and love your coloring.
Hugs,
Em x

Sarah said...

Love it, great colours and it really made me smile :-) xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a breathtaking card, so simple and so beautiful!!! Love really very much this cute girl, the very delicate colouring and the fun sentiment! Fabulous work!!

Pippa said...

Great card Di, though she looks a bit shivery to me!!

Sue - said...

Great fun card Di! I've been resisting getting any of those stamps but I can feel my resolve slipping away!

Sharon said...

Brilliant!!! x

Sharon said...

Terrific image and such a fun sentiment too. A really cool card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Cara said...

Love this card, a perfect one layer card. Cara x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun image! So CAS and perfect!

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute, fun card. I love her suit and that hair wrap.

Susan said...

What a cute card! Great stamp for this challenge!

Janice said...

Fabulous card, love the image Di!
Janice x

Craftychris said...

I love this! It's clean, simple and fabulous! xxx

Lia said...

This card makes me smile. Very well done Di!
Lia xx

Sarah Gray said...

A great image, Di, and I love the sentiment too! Such a well thought out CAS design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Mrs A. said...

An another thing dun menshun the knitted woollen cozy me Mum made cos it was much cheaper than buying one. It's stripped cos it wos all odd balls. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Crying with laughter here! I had a woollen cozy too, fink it woz shop bought though, and it used to hang round me knees when I got outta the water. Am sure I have a photo in an all bum somewhere - must have a look see. Even worse was the rubber hat with the strap under the chin! Snort :) xx

Barb said...

A fantastic card Di. I think the Acid Drops stamps are really clever and the sentiments crack me up. Your girl has such a dear face.

I also had a woollen costume. It was green with seahorses on. I'm fair skinned and was red headed and can you believe what my mum rubbed on me when I was on the beach in the sun - No, not factor 50 - olive oil! Barbxx

Pat said...

This image is great for a one layer card and love the sentiment too Di. I seem to recall a picture taken of me as a young child wearing one of those knitted numbers and how droopy it looked when wet ... yuk! x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Di, I think this is bound to be a winner! It is simply a perfect OLC for the brief! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissie said...

Super OLC Di!
Fab placement!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant, love this Di xx

Tina Z. said...

wow, I just love your CAS.

Anne said...

Love this stamp Di - I've opted for Acid Drops for this week's challenge!
Fab colouring for your scene.
Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
Anne
"Less is More"

scrappymo! said...

This is such a sweet and yet fun card. Love the stamps and sentiment too!