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Saturday, August 9, 2014

TAWS challenge and Hello to my New members!

I can welcome two new members to my blog - 

and
Pauline from Crafting with Cotnob

both are from Great Britain and are experienced an well versed card makers - I am so happy you joined! I also want to thank my new members  - the ones without a picture that end up at the end of the member list - I have not been keeping track of you - so sorry and I also have by now a few email subscribers - again I am not keeping track - but nonetheless I value that you joined my blog and stayed with me! And for all of you I have a welcome picture:


 I took this photo on one of my last trips into New York City - it is taken from the Highline - that former elevated subway line transformed into a park. The mural depicts a soldier kissing a nurse and is painted by Eduardo Kobra. The original is a statue by Seward Johnson
As you easily can imagine it appeals to me on many levels - but foremost the fabulous use of color! I hope you  like it as much as I do!

--X--

I made a card for the TAWS challenge - had to get that in before I finally leave for vacation on Monday....I know I have been talking about that forever now.....


I just love this fun set called Sea Mates. And it begs to be used with that fabulous Memory Box stencil. I flipped the stencil over and sponged with two different kind of blues to get more motion in those waves - and also to mimic the inspiration photo more closely. 




The fish I colored with Inktense pencils - love those - and fuzzy cut them. Added some white pen to the tendrils of that jelly fish and added glossy accents to the air bubbles. I added a black line around the speech bubble to make it look more like the air bubbles and mounted it with foam tape. 

I am also adding this card to the The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge - Zoo
Inkspirational - use markers or pencils
CAS Colours and Sketches - see colors below


26 comments:

Julie Beech said...

What a fun card Cornelia, enjoy your hols. :)

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card Cornelia, love your waves and the pun is perfect!! The mural is amazing, what a great piece of art!! :D Gay xx

joy said...

Such a fun card and very nicely done, Cornelia! I don't do
"cute" very well.

Enjoy your vacation!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cute card! Have a fun trip!

cotnob said...

Thank you for the warm welcome Cornelia, your card is fabulous, I love the adorable little fish and your brilliant waves.
Pauline
x

Patricia H. said...

Your little ocean scene is darling! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. :)

Donna said...

Need kelp...hee hee that is awesome!! Love it!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the Z is for Zoo challenge!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love that mural Cornelia and your card is so adorable and so well executed! Great dimension as well!
Thank you!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very fun card Cornelia, super mural. I'm a new follower here :)

Warm hugs
Maarit

Loll Thompson said...

Oh my gosh ... this is so adorable!! Love the stencil and how you've used both sides! Have a wonderful holiday! Loll xx

Cris G said...

Really cute, love all those bubbles and cute fish :). Your photo is wonderful, love that image.
Have a wonderful vacation, mine are also close... can't wait.

Manuela said...

Hi Cornelia, ne lass mal, ich habe meinen Geist gerade gereinigt ;-) wobei New Jersey ist immer eine Reise wert!
Zwischendurch funktioniert die Reinigung d. Geistes auch mit der Chaosbeseitigung im "Hobbyraum" :-))
Die Fische sind super süß, schöne Karte!
Genieß deinen Urlaub, lg Manuela

Anita in France said...

Those fab waves definitely called out for these wee cuties, Cornelia ... they're so sweet and such fun! Have a wonderful vacation! Anita :)

cm said...

What a fun, fabulous card, Cornelia - the stenciled water is so eye-catching, as are your sweet fish! The mural: amazing! And yes, I can see why it appeals to you, not only for the colours, but the 'message' conveyed. New York City...some day! Enjoy your holidays!
~c

karen h said...

So adorable! Love the way you did the waves! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is wonderful Cornelia! I love the motion in the waves and the cute characters! :)
Thank you for joining us at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week :)
Lizy xx

Jacqueline said...

I love this card - such cute images. Thanks for joining in at CC&S this week - Jacqueline xx

Lindsey said...

I love that punny sentiment! Terrific fishy scene, too. And wow, thanks for sharing that mural, it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Marina said...

Fun but beautiful - love the waves and the shine on the bubbles.Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Karen Schroeder said...

Cute, cute card! Those waves are so cool! Thanks for monkeying around with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Z is for Zoo Challenge!

Chris D. said...

Love how you made the ocean swells, and that sentiment with the fish is too cute! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the Zoo challenge!

Daen'Ys said...

Ein tolles Resultat! Schön wie du die Wellen gemacht hast und die Meeresbewohner sind echt putzig.

Violent Kittie said...

Even sea life can be punny! Thanks for sharing these cute critters with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Deepti said...

such an adorable card!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Great job. Thanks for joining us at SoSS

Monika Reeck said...

cool card and cute image love the waves too and woow many challenge for a card...Awesome Job Cornelia...nice pict also...