Thursday, 28 May 2009

Pink Elephant & Daring Card Makers Challenges

Yes I know it's later in the day before I'm making my first posting, but all caught up with work now & hubby has returned to the office today, albeit feeling a little bit on the delicate side.
Here's my card for two challenges this week, The Pink Elephant along with Daring Card Makers.
The Pink Elephant provided a sketch for this week & the theme at Daring Card Makers is "Wet wet wet".
I decided to have a play with some more of my Cute Companions "Friends" stamps. I used some orangy DCWV card for a sandy look & stamped some little stones on it, then using some DCWV blue card stock which I sanded down so the white core shows through, made a little paddling pool.
I have one ducky already jumping into the pool and another still to get his costume on, complete with life ring of course just for safety purposes...lol.
I created the splashes by stamping them in white ink & then going over them with some glossy accents for that true water look.
A strip of white card combined with some torn blue cardstock was the base for the sentiment which was stamped in blue ink.
To complete the card I used a brad from my stash to place a little lizard charm (from Telfords Direct) crawling through the sand.
Images were coloured using Bruynzeel water colour pencils.
Well I'm off now to have a little potter in the garden & get rid of some more weeds before moving onto my next project... have already made a start on a masquerade mask so may finish that off.
Hope you're all having a wonderful day.
Happy crafting


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorriane.

Hugs Riet.x

Sally said...

Adorable card.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Hi Lorraine, your card is gorgeous.. I love the water splash you made.. look so real! and the ducks are so cute! lovely card!

SueH said...

This is so cute!
I love your attention to detail with the glossy accents on the splashes, what a fab idea Lorraine.


Kathy said...

Love those cute duckies - they're having a fab time on their holiday at the beach, aren't they? Thanks for joining in with the DCM again Lorraine

JanJ said...

Aww such a gorgeous card, it's just so cute!

Jan xx

Carol said...

How very cute Lorraine! I love the wee ducks, what a fabulous idea :)
Thanks for playing along...

Carol x

Kath said...

oh this is super cute...love the glossy accents touch and those ducks are adorable....Hugs Kath xxxx

Ann said...

What a great fun card - love it.

Ann xxx

Dawn said...


Cute cute card - love the duckies!

Robin said...

Great card!! I love those little duckies!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at TPE this week!