Monday, 2 August 2010

Queen of the Sea

It is always great to go on holiday, but do you - like me - find that it's also lovely to be home again?  I know that I really miss my crafting when I go away and I didn't even have internet access on my recent break in Spain and I had to hope that all the pre-scheduled posts I had put up here came on line at the correct times.  I think it all worked quite well and I do thank those of you who visited (and especially those who left me comments!) while I was away.  I really appreciate all my Followers and visitors who haven't yet become followers, thank you all so much.

So, for my first card since getting home, I had to get straight back into my DT work for Queen Kat Designs to be ready for today's blog hop with my post on the Whimsical Ink Sorority blog.  As this is the first week in the month of August, it means there are some newly released stamps to show you and I am lucky this month to have the August WIS Kit stamps to work with, and boy is this a fabulous kit. I honestly do think that Maigan Lynn has excelled herself with her designs for the kit this month, it is just so awesome!!!  If you'd like to see the other new stamps for August, why not do the blog hop yourself, just start here and follow the links.

The first week of each month also means we have a sketch to inspire us. I really enjoyed working with today's sketch as it is very 'clean' and neat.

Why not have a go at creating your own project using this sketch as inspiration for the layout. I think it would work well for cards, scrap book layouts, ATCs etc, etc. Just leave me a comment under this post, including a link to your project, and I'll hop over and take a look. I really love seeing what everyone is busy creating!

My project for this week is a card, and I wanted to keep the whole thing very simple so as not to take away anything from the beauty of this fabulous image. I didn't include the bows on the sketch as I felt they would be too 'fussy' for the effect I wanted to create.

I coloured her with Promarkers and added Spica glitter pen and Glossy Accents to highlight and emphasise elements such as her crown and the bubbles in the background. The lovely sparkly ric-rac ribbon was in my stash and the background papers are from the Oriental Spice 6x6 pad from Papermania. I used the lovely swirly lily stamp from the kit, stamped with Bundled Sage Distress Ink, on the layer under the image to create a matching background.

Ok, that's me done, thanks so much for stopping by today, hope to see you again soon.  Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this amazing new WIS Kit and my project and don't forget to include a link to your own projects following today's sketch, I do promise to come by your blog and check out your creations. Happy Crafting!


Kathyk said...

Another treasure from you - how are you feeling today?


Annie said...

so beautiful Wynneth, and even better in real life. thanks for a great afternoon yesterday, and I forgot to give you the money for my Westpoint ticket (and after you paid me for the stamp too!) let me know when you are 'open' again!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x