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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Red, White and Blue Dangling Sea Edwin with Shaving Brush Clouds

Well, I have finally had a go at the shaving brush clouds with the Distress Inks and I have to say I love the technique. A couple of tips I will give however are add a little ink at a time and dab your brush on some scrap paper before applying to your project to check you don't have too much ink on the brush..


Firstly, the Dangling Sea Edwin image, from Magnolia, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Hair: YR00, YR14, YR24, E35
  • Skin: E00, E13, E21, E51
  • Hat: R20, R24, R27, R29, B00, 0
  • Matelot Jacket: B23, B24, B00, 0
  • Shorts/Tie: B21, B23, B24, B26
  • Buttons: B24
  • Socks: B00, C0
  • Shoes: R20, R24, R27, R29. B26
The anchor in the image was highlighted with a clear Sakura Stardust pen, and highlights were added to Edwin's cheeks with a Papermania Snow White gel pen. Tthe image was then cut out.

A circle was cut from white card using a circle Nestabilities die and clouds were created using Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink, a hand-cut mask cut from a Post-It note and a shaving brush. Basically, the brush with very little ink, was swirled over the edge of the mask, pinching the bristles of the brush together, focusing them on a smaller area.

A frame was also die cut from white card using two circle Nestabilities dies positioned on a piece of magnetic paper. The shape was then embossed and lightly coloured with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink. The edges of the circle were then coloured with a Copic marker (R29) to make them stand out more and small gold Papermania eyelets were set around the circle to create a porthole.

The cloud background, Edwin image and porthole were then all layered up.


A strip of the Wide Tie paper from the Basic Grey Boxer paper pad was matted onto a strip of navy
shimmer card and matted across a panel of the Oxford paper from the same paper pad. This was then also matted onto the navy shimmer card.

A red and blue button (items I've had in my stash for a very long time now!) were threaded with white embroidery thread and a white button with blue thread and positioned in the top right hand corner.

The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from the Personal Impressions Paula Pascual Mixed Sentiments stamp set, was stamped onto a die cut circle of the white card using Versafine Majestic Blue archival pigment ink and matted onto a circle of the navy shimmer card.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant card! Love the colours and lay-out...and your clouds are great!

Kathkat.

pickle said...

Cute card Kathleen and the cloud effect looks fab x

Redrottie said...

nice one kathleen..... i really must try those clouds xxx

Bunny said...

Oh what a lovely card...Brilliant...Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck..

Bunny DS4J DT

Zoechaos said...

This is just too cute and beautifully coloured thank you for the tips on clouds. Thank you as well for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

Nicki said...

Love the card, the clouds turned out really well too x

Starla B. said...

This is just beautiful! The clouds are fab, and your coloring is awesome.

Thanks for playing with us at digistamps 4 joy! xx Star

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo lovely little card kathleen ... love the little image and love what you have managed to do with your shaving brush lol ... happy crafting sandy xx

Adrian said...

Very nice, Good luck on all your challenges! Thanks for playing @CTO!

Benzi said...

How adorable...love the image and your porthole is fab. Good use of the eyelets. Great clouds and a super card. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown.

Haven_mom4 said...

Thanks for the ips, I'll have to give them a try. Thnks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Sandra said...

This is a brilliant card.Sandra H

Lisa said...

OMGoodness! This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO! :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Jan said...

A fabulous card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Melissa said...

Very cute, you did a fantastic job on this card, thanks so much for joining CTO!

Melissa said...

Very cute, you did a fantastic job on this card, thanks so much for joining CTO!

sparklingblackrose said...

Great Kathleen :-) Elaine-xxx-

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful card. Especially like the way you colored it. My coloring is not so good with markers. I like Tuxedo Black ink.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Gorgeous card, and I love the detail! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Jen said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab!

Holly said...

Adorable card and beautifully colored! Love how your clouds turned out. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Patricia St Martin said...

Wanted to tell you how much I like your card. You did a wonderful job with the background and I love the paper you used. Your card is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative Challenge. I love seeing all your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Pat

CraftyLoops said...

Fantastic card Kathleen and your clouds are perfect. Loops xx

Kim B said...

Darling card!! love the coloring and the porthole. Thanks so much for joining the Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx

Juanita Golson said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.

Christine said...

This is adorable! Love how it looks like he is hanging off the anchor in a porthole. Really like the printed paper you used. Great coloring. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! I love the design, especially the "porthole".


--Cheryl--
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girlia said...

Adorable. I love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at CTO

julieprice3 said...

Great job! Love your choice of papers. Thanks for sharing at MIM
Hugs Julie P

Peggysue said...

Sweet b-day card with just an adorable image. The colors are perfect for a sailor. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

Ashley said...

That is an adorable card!! I love the magnolia stamps. Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!

Ashley

Ciska said...

Great card, I love how you everything on the card is nautical, great job. Thanks for sharing with us over at Card Makin' Mamas!

hazel said...

A lovely card - beautifully coloured.
Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

The Mama Monkey said...

What a gorgeous card and I love your clouds! Way to use that shaving brush!

Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

just gorgeous, I love your clouds think I need a shavin brush! lol

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rainbow Lady said...

Cute card thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow you got me! As a Navy Wife I can not help but love a sailor (it's in my blood lol) and this just automatically touches my heart! Love it hun, it really is beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Awesome card - you really are copicstastic!! I just became a follower and would love if you follow me too.
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

Shirley-anne said...

Kathleen , stunning card here .Amazing layout and embellishing .Love your colouring
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Jacq said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the cute Edwin image, the dp, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck.
Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Debbie said...

Brilliant card and love the cloud effect. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Courtney said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE Kathleen!! Such a cute image. Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Rebekah said...

This is brilliant thanks for sharing at poodles, Divas and CUC this time hugs rebekah xx

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - love it

Crafty Chris said...

A fantastic card Thanks for joining us on the colour challenge at DCD.
Chris x

Katie said...

Cute card and image!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Tracey T said...

Another gorgeous card, Kathleen. I love the fluffy clouds and the co-ordinating buttons - you have such a good eye for colour. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Love your cards. Tracey x

Jennifer said...

Hi Kathleen. Another gorgeous creation. Love the colours and clouds. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin....good luck! xx Jenny xx

Dilsaver Designs said...

You have colored your image so wonderfully, really sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Heather "Hev" said...

Poor Edwin - looks in a spot of bother lol!!

Fab card - well done :)

Thank you for joining us over at the Incy Wincy blog hop

Hugs Heather x

happyglitzygirl said...

Just gorgeous, beautifully coloured, and the clouds worked out great. Thanks for playing with us a the Poodles Parlour, good luck, blessings Hilde

Jaqi said...

Awesome card , looks fab

sallysbitz said...

This is totally gorgeous. Just love it all x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great card, Kathleen Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady

Gale said...

What a great card. So much work goes into some of these little works of art. I hope the receiver truly appreciates it!
Thanks for joining us at the 'Birthday or party' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!
:) Gale

Sarah said...

Hi Kathleen, great card. Love the clouds effect - will have to take a trip to the shops and see if I can get a brush to try the effect! Love the colour scheme as well, thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..

Hugs
Judith

Debs said...

wonderful creation, your image and layout is fantastic, thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Die Cut Dreams
Debs
xxx

Chris said...

this card is just perfect. Your coloring is beautiful and the color combo is great with this image. It's great!. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Rene said...

This is AWESOME! I just love this little Edwin!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Neet said...

Cute!

ElizabethR said...

So cute thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Hugs Elizabeth x

dragonllew said...

Great card love your clouds and the papers you choose compliment the image perfectly thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week & good luck.
Jenny x

starcyl said...

What a cute card, Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.

Jenny x

LynnF said...

This is so very sweet! I really do like it a lot! The clouds are fantastic!

Debi said...

Kathleen, What a lovely cute and colourful card, thanks for joining us at CRC, Debi x

Melanie C said...

Adorable birthday card!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Micki said...

Gorgeous card. Love how it looks like a porthole on a boat. Wonderful coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters in our male themed birthday/anniversary challenge.

Julie said...

Stunning card, Kathleen! Gorgeous layout and super colouring! Your clouds look wonderful! Hugs, Juliexx

Mona E said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

cebelica said...

He he he, I love this image. :D Fab card!

Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenges this week!

Hugs!

Jen said...

Super card, great image and papers. Thank you for sharing with us at rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Natasha said...

Great card. Love the papers that you used. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Natasha

Heather said...

What a SWEETHEART of a card. LOVE the image and the porthole .:) hehehe!!!

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Party Theme challenge.

Have a wonderful night.
Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

rosalien said...

Fantastic card!! I love how you made that little window of the ship.Perfect. Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Brook said...

Love, love, LOVE the clouds. I've got to figure out how to do that! Great card. The papers are perfect with that cute image. Thanks for playing with us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Suzanne :O ) said...

what a sweet nautical card! thanks for playing along with Woodware USA's patriotic challenge!

Gry said...

Great card! Love the stamp and the patterned papers!
Thanks for joining CFAS in our red, white and blue challenge!
Hugs, Gry!

Jen Leeflang said...

I just LOVE your creation!
Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
luv n huggz
jen
DT LEAD/CHALLENGE CO-ORDINATOR

Jaclyn Miller said...

Such a cute concept - love how you created those clouds in the background and framed it all out in a circle. Thank you so much for playing along at OTWC.

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