Tuesday 31 July 2018

Summer and the mad month ahead

It has been an age since I have been able to find some time to post. I have been busy at British Isles Championships and International series all over the place - the men and women are at different places and times as are the Under 25's!
But the weather was kind (too hot on many occasions) and I have a few days at home before the August madness of the National Championships. A whole month away from my own bed and am hoping that the weather stays dry!

My craft time has been limited to making baubles like they're going out of fashion -(they are really popular and now have mastered the inking and glittering!), catching up with my Design Team inspiration (😏) for the next few months and satisfying my craving to make a few cards for the stash.

Thought this image from All Dressed Up was awesome and I have enjoyed using it!
Background created on watercolour card.
Sky ink duster brushed with Tumbled Glass - I made the 'clouds' template by using scalloped scissors!
The sea was watercoloured in shades of blue and the sand was also watercoloured using Scattered Straw DI. I randomly overstamped with a stamp from Inkylicious

The girl on the deck chair was coloured with Promarkers. On reflection I should have printed her out on watercolour card also instead of the plain white card which necessitated the promarkers rather than my paints.
I coloured her in, cut her out and popped her onto the beach!
The sentiment is a NBUS and I thought it fitted perfectly.

Ironing and packing are the order of the day for tomorrow and then I will be off. I hopefully though will be able to get some internet where I am staying (although it is a little remote - in glorious countryside so I can relax away from the greens).
Thank you for continuing to come and visit and leave me comments - I love hearing from you. x 

Joining in at
ADU July - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Summer
MMM - Coloured Image
Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Vacation
PIP - Summer Days


Darlene said...

I'm so glad you took some time to craft in your busy schedule because this is absolutely FABULOUS! What an amazing background scene you have created for this 'lady of leisure'! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Summer Vacation’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Carole said...

I am returning the compliment...this is lovely and your fussy cutting is awesome!!! Glad everyone else is finding blog land quiet...it's the important people that keep you going! Enjoy your travels but be safe! xx

Meggymay said...

It is a wonderful image on your card. Super words and a lovely relaxing scene.
Hope that your travels go well and the weather stays good.
Yvonne xx

Pat said...

What a great image and love the way you have coloured and cuther out and put her on that wonderfully coloured scene Viv. I hope that the next month goes well and that the weather is kind for the Nstional Championships. x

Debbie Mageed said...

What a beautiful beach scene! Your watercoloring is perfect! Love this sweet image that you painstakingly fussy cut. It was well worth the effort. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

Loll said...

This looks like the place to be Viv!! You need some of this relaxing time too! Great card ... wonderful watercolouring of the sky, sea and sand, and such a great image with that big floppy hat! :)

All the best on your travels ... I'm sure you'll be looking forward to being home in September! xx

Doreen said...

Wow this is stunning.xxx

EmmaT said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

Carole Pollard said...

Beautiful design and that's the perfect sentiment Just love this stamp Enjoy your holiday hope you have a relaxing time Love and hugs Carole x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your background on this Viv, fabulous use of the colours and image. Now with DT hat on...
Beautiful colours and gorgeous image. Love the way you have put this all together. Thanks for taking the time to enter our current challenge. .Hope to see you next challenge and good luck in the draw..
[aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous scene Viv and I love your sassy lady, she makes a great addition. The sentiment is perfect and I’m now wishing I was at the seaside :). I hope the weather is kind to you while you’re away again. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Mac Mable said...

Great scene making and love the soft water colouring. That stamp is so pretty and that's one elegant lady, beautifully coloured. Hope the weather holds up for you in August x

Sarn said...

Terrific card and perfect for current weather. Happy bowling! X

Viv said...

Still no idea how you manage to blog and make cards and travel so much Viv lol. We won't mention that annoying A6 either...don't get me started! Anyway back to your beautiful card.Great water colouring here and love that sweet lady too ;) hugs Viv xx

Cazro said...

Wow! Another fabulous card, it's CAS, yet tells a story. I adore the image she is wonderful. Great use of the watercolours. Thanks for playing along at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

Sue - said...

Exactly how I would like to relax, great image. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Birdie said...

What a schedule! Thanks for using part of your free time to join in the PIP challenge. Great card and I think you deserve some beach time.

Pia S said...

What a beautifully painted background. I think you were right to go with different paper abd color medium for the lady though, I like how it stands in contrast to the more subtle colored background and hence the image is more highlighted.

Linby said...

What a great scene you've created and that is some serious fussy cutting too!

Marilyn said...

My apologies for being so late visiting your post.
Your card is so pretty and I love the scene you crated, it looks so calming and relaxing.
Thank you for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge and I hop you'll be back again soon.
Marilyn S