Saturday, August 9, 2014
TAWS challenge and Hello to my New members!
I can welcome two new members to my blog -
Sid from Harpies Crafty Corner
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!
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