Wednesday, March 8, 2017

All At Sea...

Hi folks...I've been back playing with the new releases from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous and today I'm sharing cards I made with the Sea Life stamp set which is shipping now to a craft store near you.
On the first card I created texture using Mini Layering Stencil Set 26 and Distress Grit Paste and coloured the card with Distress Crayons. I stamped the fish with Black Archival and the spirals from "Scribbles and Spirals" with Fern GreenArchival. I stamped the crab on to Distress Watercolor Card and coloured with Distress Inks.


and as a complete contrast...I used Distress Oxide inks for the second card involving much layering of colour/water spritzing and drying between the layers...finishing with a light spritz of Distress Brushed Pewter Mica Spray for good measure...


I have totally fallen in love with the Octopus from this set but my trusty Fiskars fussy cutting scissors were not so happy...they finally met their match and were all at sea when it came to cutting around all those tentacles. I normally keep well away from anything knife-like with a very sharp blade...I have a history of cuts...nicks and many years ago almost amputating my thumb but I decided to confront my demons and try out this new kit from Fiskars...
and it did a great job...one happy octupus and one happy me with all tentacles and fingers intact...it's very comfortable to hold and I love that it has it's own case for storage and can be safely kept out of the way of little fingers.
It's been a week of contrasts so far...on Monday I was pottering around in the garden with Tim and Dyan...yesterday I was deep sea diving with the creatures of the ocean...today I'm donning my welly boots and heading down "On The Farm". 
Have fun whatever you have planned
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

16 comments:

Susanne said...

Awesome cards! So vibrant colours. I like all the details!

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards, Kath, I love the rich colours. xx

misteejay said...

Wonderful car Kath. Fabulous colours & texture.
Toni xx

Christine Collins said...

Beautiful cards Kath,
You've certainly captured the sea life realistically and beautiful colours.
Don't get too muddy down on the farm today,
Chris xx

Jane said...

Wow Kath awesome cards and cutting those tentacles out with the knife was very slick indeed. Did I just spy a pig on those new Tim Stamps...OMgoodness I adore pigs...that is going straight on my wish list xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW these are fabulous and love the stunning backgrounds and wonderful elements you have used.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards.

Janette said...

Fabulous cards Kath, how you managed to cut that Octopus out without him losing a limb is just amazing....haha....love both...x

Annie said...

Fabulous backgrounds and layouts Kath x particularly love the second one and the octopus is delightful x so glad the digits remain intact x take care and I look forward to more adventures on the Farm xx
TFS and hugs Annie x

Collet Sylvie said...

Fabulous cards !!! Hugs, Sylvie

Sarah Morgan said...

Love these Kath. Sarah x

Lisa H said...

these cards are stunners Kath! I love them! I can't wait to get that stamp set.

Rita said...

Fab U Lous. Very Fishy too ( couldnt resist Kath ). love all the colours and the seafaring bits and pieces youv'e added to make it so real. Perfect Combo of Colour too. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Kath, both are fantastic, I love anything to do with the ocean and your projects are so beautiful!! I am totally in love with the octopus and the seahorse, so looking forward to getting this set. Your work with the Oxides is beautiful - so glad you managed to cut him without cutting yourself this time too! Hugs, Anne xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the octopus Kath and great backgrounds . Looking forward to seeing your on the farm creations. Tracy x

Paula Cheney said...

Absolutely spectacular Kath!!!That octopus is awesome!

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