Saturday 1 August 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Sketch #43 - Holiday!

This is a big moment in my blogging career! I am thrilled & honoured to have been asked by Michele to join the Crafts 4 Eternity Design Team. Here's the sketch I have been working with for this weeks challenge. The optional theme this week is holidays.

How I wish I hadn't already had my holiday this year. This miserable weather we've been having lately (at least here in Manchester), has made me long to get away. I inked up this adorable Sugar Nellie image, as it reminds me of the holidays of my childhood, poking about in rock pools & being scared of the seaweed, LOL!
I rotated the sketch to fit my image. You can just about see the glaze I used on the water to give a bit of reflection. I also used glitter pens on the water, seaweed & starfish to make them glisten, but that does not show up so well in the photo. I glued 2 strands of twisted embroidery thread round the edge of the bracket shape, to add a bit more definition, & the florishes were punched, & then doodled to make them pop a bit more.
Recipe: Stamps - Sugar Nellie - Maggie & Hamish, Rock Pool Fun, High Hopes - Starla Starfish.
Papers - GCD Studios - Carnival Ride
Tools - Distress Inks, Sakura glitter pens, EK Success Florish Punch, Martha Stewart Doily Punch.

I hope you like my card, but even more, I hope you will come & join in the Crafts 4 Eternity & show us your wonderful interpretations of Michele's fab sketch. Your can visit the C4E blog here to see all the fabulous cards my fellow DT members have created.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Andie xx


lil-paper-pixie said...

Hey Andie sweetie welcome to the team, what a fab first card hun, just love the image it's perfect for the 'summer' theme. By the way the WOJ stamps came yesterday so expect your delivery from me this week.



Suzette said...

Hello Andie, Lovely card I am so happy that we will be working together as I am also happy to be joining C4E as well. Images are perfectly coloured.


Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your DT post!!! A fabulous card,love the glaze over the water and beautiful colouring!!!
Hugs xx

pinky said...

Hi Andie, just love your first card with us. Love the way you turned the sketch and the image is just beautiful. Hope you enjoy being on the DT I know I do. My papers are 6x6 set I got from C & C, sorry no name to them, but they have some gorgeous mixtures and where really reasonably priced at the time, long time ago lol. Have a nice day.

cheryl said...

this is a great card hun you have made great use of the sketch thanks for kind comment you left on my card you asked about the leaves they are cut from the story book and stretch your imagintaion cricut machine love cheryl xx

Dena said...

Oh Andie, I am so pleased with your being on the DT for this challenge. I think I may enter this one just because you are on the team now. tee hee. Your card is super duper cute. The water looks great and your accents are so perfect! You're such a star Andie! Hugs, Dena

michele said...

beautiful card andie and welcome to the team hun!! hugs mx