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Friday, 6 July 2012

Forgotten Friday 59- Turtally Cute!


Hi Folks, well it's Friday again, I don't know where that week went. I've been to my Daughter's helping her to pack ready for a house move. She is moving from Student accomodation, as she has now finished University. She found out this week that she had achieved a 2:1 in her degree, which she was over the moon about. We are very proud of her.

I have made a card today incorporating some lovely stamps designed by a Canadian designer Ryn I have been sitting on these stamps for a little while, too busy to use them, but I knew exactly how I wanted to make this card. I decided to go ahead and use them for a Forgotten Friday project, as it was the only way that I would find time to use them!

I started by making a background using Ecoline inks on watercolour paper, and dropping sea salt onto the paper while it was still wet. The salt makes beautiful patterns in the ink. I make these backgrounds a lot, as every one is different. Once the background was dry, I brushed the salt away, and stamped the seaweed stamp along the bottom using blue and green Archival ink. I stamped the water droplets stamp a couple of times across the page, after planning where the little turtle would be placed.

I stamped the turtle onto white card a couple of times, and then coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.

Why not have a rummage through your crafty stash and see what you have neglected. If you make something, leave a comment, and I'll pop along to your blog to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


17 comments:

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab card Judith, I've swam with turtles a few times.. Uouve made me think about being back in the Indian ocean.. And escaping this bloody rain! Px

Zoe said...

This is gorgeous Judith, very different, so cute I love it xxx

catherine said...

This is just super Judith and love the colours. the technique is fab. I used to do this alot on silk fabric. love watchinmg the patterns the salt makes. great job
x catherine

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Judith. I love the way you have created the scene and the colours are wonderful

Sue

Barbara said...

What a fab card, Judith...the background is great and perfect for the theme. I must try doing the thing with salt, seen it done a few times and it looks good.
Congratulations to your daughter on her 2:1.......A great achievment x

Caroline said...

WOW I love this. The scene is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Elaine said...

Well you have done a brilliant job with these stamps. I love that salt background, beautiful colouring and you know I was very taken with the droplet stamp. Love what you have done with this card, absolutely gorgeous.

Elaine xxx

fatmonica said...

Love the turtle.That's a great effect on the background-I keep meaning to use salt but never get round to it-thanks for the inspiration!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Judith! Firstly congrats to your daughter! What an achievement!!! Secondly, you did an absolutely gorgeous job with my stamp designs. Love how you made a little scene with the Seaweed Set at the bottom. So neat! Thanks for sharing :)

Paula Whittaker said...

Ive never heard of Polychromos pencils (where have I been?) but that turtle looks amazingly coloured...great cardsoverall too!
And congratulations to your Daughter xx
Have a great weekend Judith x

Aquarius said...

I'm not surprised you couldn't resist these stamps - the water droplets are amazing as is the overall card. Will rummage through my stamps and other things later.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Judith this is adorable. A very beautiful scene and colors.
Lovely greet and nice weekend
Marja

Paula (PEP) said...

This looks gorgeously real with your water droplets combined with the sea salt background. I had to look twice at the little turtle for I couldn't believe you'd coloured him with pencils - the dimension is incredible & I think I've really fallen for this little chap. The two tone stamping of the seaweed is very atmospheric.
Hope you've managed to get some rest after the packing.
Paula (PEP)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Judith, Gorgeous creation with Design by Ryn's stamps. I love the water droplets image, it looks just like water on the page. Your background is beautiful, love the colours. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Aquarius said...

I managed something for forgotten Friday this week - see it here combined with a couple of other challenges

craftimamma said...

Those bubbles are great and what a cute turtle. Beautiful serene ocean colours too and the salt background is so effective. I love this!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This card is stunning Judith, a gorgeous turtle and I love the background stamp from Ryn, I think I'm going to have to invest in some of them soon. Congratulations to your Daughter for her great results.

Here is my contribution to this weeks Forgotten Friday.

Sue x

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