Sunday 21 August 2016

exotic ...

Hello my friends. I am not blogging as often as I would like, even though I am still creating things.... but life has a habit of getting in the way.
I was checking out some blogs yesterday and saw that Less is More had exotic as their theme. I remembered 2 toppers that I had finished ages ago and never completed into a card.

So I fished them out and decided to use the sunset one as I felt that the location is quite an exotic one.
I remember stamping the image in black archival ink and then colouring it in with distress inks. Before I started colouring I masked off a frame with low tack masking tape. I would have used colours from the new set - mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber, abandoned coral, wilted violet, twisted citron and cracked pistachio. Probably I also used tumbled glass.

For the sea and sky I brushed the ink on. The scene is coloured in with distress markers and a damp brush. The sun is painted in with the ink diluted slightly with water.

I added some clear wink of Stella to the sea to give it the glistening effect of sunset.
Then I drew the frame with a black micron pen and edged it with a black sharpie. 
The sentiment is stamped in versamark and heat embossed in black and then fussy cut and edged in black.
Both stamps are from the Sheena a little bit scenic range.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - summer fun: sun, sea and sand!
Less is More - exotic
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Outlawz challenge - festive friday: friendship day
Casology - theme: dream well this is where i'd rather be than wet and windy England...


  1. A lovely warm summer card all we need is for the sun to return xxx

  2. This is beautiful and the bright orange sun beginning to set with that pretty scene is just perfect Theresa. x

  3. What a beautiful scene, so tranquil and warm. I think I'd rather be there too, given how windy and rainy it is outside right now! Lovely entry for our Exotic theme at Less is More. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. A beautiful , tranquil, scene, Theresa, oh how I wish I was there...Hope you and your family had a good weekend...hugs....xxxx

    1. thanks JO and yes we did. hope it was good for you too, hugs xx

  5. Realy nice exotic card. Have a nice day, Ankie

  6. Gorgeous use of Sheena's stamp.

  7. Theresa this is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining CASology!

  8. Wow, what an amazing scenery created on this card! It does transport me to somewhere exotic! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  9. Lovely scene, I'd like to be sat on that lovely beach x

  10. A fantastic and perfectly exotic scene and your talents are simply AWESOME.
    Love how you've created the serene view and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

    1. oh thank you Sarah. that is so generous of you xx

  11. What a wonderful scene, oh to be there right now! And well done for remembering what stash you used here.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  12. My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
    This is beautiful Theresa, it would be great to have a sundowner amid that view!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

    1. needs must and granny duties trump commenting any day in my book. what is a sundowner exactly ... excuse my ignorance :) xx