Monday, 11 May 2015

Is it really Monday already!

Happy Monday!

It's been a bit of a slow start to the week .... I'm still getting over the weekend I think!
We had a long, but very enjoyable day on Saturday (the ferry crossing was fab .... both ways.  Not too bumpy at all!!) Then on Sunday, it was lunch for ten round at ours, cooked by yours truly!!!  Another fab day spent with family and friends ..... good food, nice wine and great company.  Oh and the football result wasn't bad either ....... Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

I've done nothing today though ........ except a spot of tidying up and I've finally got around to unpacking my bags from the trip to Port Sunlight ...... ooops! how did this little lot find it's way home with me ....

Told you we'd had a good day!!  It was so nice to catch up with everyone ...... we never stopped talking all day.
Hopefully I'll get some time to play with this little lot!

I'm starting off this week with another Blog Challenge ...... Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge

Here's May sketch ......

and here's my take on it .....

I stamped the little fishy first (from IndigoBlu's Under the Sea stamp set) and embossed him using a clear powder.  I then made a mask for him, covered him up, masked off the bottom of the card and used a bubble stencil over the top along with Distress Inks to add the colour

Once the ink was dry, and with the masks still in place, I replaced the stencil and this time I used a clear texture paste through it to give the bubbles a little shine.

Once all that was dry, I added some colour to the fish using IndigoBlu's Metallic paints ...... the shine you get with these is gorgeous.  I've mixed the blue and the green colours with a little bit of the Snow White to tone them down a little, and then added a touch of water to them before painting onto the image.

I added my sentiment to the bottom and finished off with a little something on the inside

Well that's it for Monday ....... I hope I'm a bit more awake tomorrow!  Early night I think ..... no wait, that's not going to happen ....... it's Game of Thrones tonight! (sigh)  Time for another cup of coffee I think.

Thanks for popping by .... have a great week.

Cheerio until next time



  1. This is a wonderful card. I adore your Distress stenciled bubble background, and your fish is the best. Love seeing a little bit of him inside as well.

  2. Hi LInda. Looks like you have lots of new goodies to play with ... lucky you!! LOVE this card. Great design, great technique and great colours. :) Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Good luck with the DT call. xx

  3. Linda! This is truly gorgeous. I LOVE your take on the sketch. That fish is amazing and I love the clear paste on top of your stencilled bubbles. LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and good luck with the DT call xx

  4. Lucky you going to HS - (I've got my fingers crossed for the next one) looks like you had a good day.
    Great take on the sketch. Love the bubbles.
    Avril xx

  5. Drooling over your goodies from the show.

    LOVING your take on the HLS sketch. Excellent idea with the paste. xxx


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