Saturday, 22 August 2015

Wish Big

Happy weekend friends,

Today I am sharing a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches. They are celebrating their 200th sketch and have lots of fantastic prizes to give away, you should definitely check it out, the inspiration is amazing:)  Congrats to the ladies on reaching #200.

Here is my take on the sketch:
The Alley Way Stamps - All Washed Up
The Alley Way Stamps - More the Words
Clearly Besotted Dies - Scalloped Edges
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Ranger Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Lily White
Uniball Signo Pen - White
From Stash - Acetate and Dark Blue Cardstock 

I tried out ink smooshing for the first time to create the water.  It was great fun, if not a little messy and I somehow ended up with blue ink all up my arm - who knows how! I stamped the images in black memento ink and coloured them with my copics. I also added a very thick coating of glossy accents to the whale and I love how he came out :)  I glued the yellow fish and the whale directly onto my background.  I was going to later some vellum over the top of the water but my vellum is very thick and it just didn't look good so I decided to add some acetate instead.  I used a scalloped die to create a wave edging at the top. It actually gives the scene more depth though it is very hard to pick out from the photo.  I attached the acetate with a big drop of glossy accents which is hidden underneath the orange fish (which is glued on the top of the acetate). I added some bubbles with my white gel pen and some white enamel dots.

I would also like to link my cards up with the following:
Thanks for visiting, have a great day.
Hugs Ax


  1. Great take on the sketch! I love your "water" and that whale is too cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Wonderful take on the sketch - the water is beautifully done - a perfect backdrop for your sea creatures! Thank you for joining us in celebrating 200 at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Wonderful ocean scene - perfect sentiment with the whale! I love the glossy accents on the whale too! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches to celebrate our 200th!

  4. Awesome job- water can be so hard to get nailed it. Good luck with your entry at Crafty Gals Corner.

  5. Wow! I saw your card at Freshly Made Sketches and came to take a closer look! Absolutely gorgeous! I just love scene cards - your ocean background is beautiful and the glossy accents on the whale looks amazing! I love it! Great job on the sketch!

  6. Isn't this adorable?! Love this beautiful background! Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

  7. This is so cute!! I love your water background and shiny whale!

  8. This orca makes me smile! Great idea to use the glossy accents on the whale. Your water is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!