Sunday, 19 July 2015

AAA Cards #44 Waterworld

The new challenge at AAA Cards goes live this morning and we'd like to see how you interpret the theme of Waterworld and maybe use some dies too.

Breaking news:
Victoria's life has suddenly opened up unexpected opportunities for her and this means she is stepping down from her wonderful AAA Cards challenge. She is such a talented artist and has worked incrediby hard behind the scenes to create such a visually appealing challenge. But don't despair AAA Cards will live on, DT member Justine Hovey has agreed to take over the leadership.

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Well I immediately thought of an under the water shaker card scene using a circular die for the aperture.  I created my background using bleeding art tissue paper circles. This technique is such fun and gives a very similar effect to watercolours but maybe with a little more control over placing the colours.


Once the colours were dry I highlighted a few edges with black or white gelly roll pens. The skool of fish digi stamp was printed directly onto the shaker window acetate sheet.


I picked up on the tissue colours for sailing yacht and added it outside of the shaker circle. Then I die cut a stitched rectangle and stamped a simple Uniko sentiment.

Supplies:
Stamps: Cuddly Buddly Lilyboo designs, Skool of fish; Uniko, Simply Said Birthday; Clearly Besotted, Best Dad
Inks: SU, pacific point, cucumber crush, tempting turquoise
Tissue paper: Spectra Bleeding Art Tissue
Dies: Spellbinder, standard circles small; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles, clearly Besotted, Best Dad

So now it's over to you. I'm wondering what you'll create and looking forward to seeing your cards pop up in the AAA Cards gallery.

Thanks for looking and keep crafting! 

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9 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous background you created, Jane! I am seeing sailboats everywhere this year in stamping, they must be trending.

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  2. OMG Jane this card is amazing! Love the background effect and the cute fishies! xx

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  3. Swooning over this one Jane, love the colours of the deep sea and the gorgeous CBS sailing boat looks perfect.
    Sarah x

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  4. Swooning over this one Jane, love the colours of the deep sea and the gorgeous CBS sailing boat looks perfect.
    Sarah x

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  5. Jane this background is just gorgeous. I am curious about the technique with the tissue. Love the school of fish on the acetate. Just a fabulous overall composition. Love the shaker and that little boat is perfect.

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  6. What a beautiful background you've created Jane! Those colors work so well together...

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  7. Wow! What a gorgeous background - I really thought that it was water coloured - it's amazing that you made it with tissue paper! The fish onto the acetate are absolutely perfect! Jill

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  8. PLease can you feature something on these tissue paper circles? I'm intrigued! Also was it intentional for this to look like the west coast of europe/britain -because it does!!! I love this card.

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  9. PLease can you feature something on these tissue paper circles? I'm intrigued! Also was it intentional for this to look like the west coast of europe/britain -because it does!!! I love this card.

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