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:

  1. Super card Di, and most appropriate!

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

    B x

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  3. So cute, Di--love your coloring!

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

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

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

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

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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

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  9. Great image and love your coloring.
    Hugs,
    Em x

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

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  11. 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!!

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

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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. What a fun image! So CAS and perfect!

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

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  18. What a cute card! Great stamp for this challenge!

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  19. Fabulous card, love the image Di!
    Janice x

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

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

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  22. 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 :)

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  23. 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.

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    1. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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

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

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  28. wow, I just love your CAS.

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  29. 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"

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

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