Thursday, May 24, 2012

Surfing Oliver

Hello, all! Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge over at Lollipop Crafts and here is my card for the challenge.

The challenge is Make A Splash. We were supposed to use some kind of water or water related images in our projects.

I used Surfing Oliver for my card. He is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Copic markers then cut out.

To make the background, I first pressed various distress inks on acrylic blocks, lots of water was spritzed over the ink I then flicked the ink onto the watercolor paper with a paint brush. I did let each color sit on the paper for about a minute before dabbing them dry with a paper towel, this resulted in very pretty paper towel. =) The sentiment is then stamped and pattered paper circles added before I dry embossed the piece with Circles Texture Fade. In the hope of getting a water-y, glistening look, some Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint is applied to the whole piece and let dry before I popped Mr. Oliver on top with foam tape.

It took me the longest to decide if I wanted those circles behind Mr. Oliver, I was afraid that they would make it too busy. In the end I think they grounded/framed him okay. It was a really fun card to make though, I really like the texture the dry embossing and crackle paint created. =) I am also linking this up to The Spatter Technique Challenge in the Moxie Fab World just for fun. =)

That's all (the blah blah) I have for now. Have a happy day, my friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (Pure Poppy, white) Papertrey Ink
specialty paper: (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamp: (Surfing Oliver) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) The Greeting Farm
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
dye ink: (Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feather, Barn Door, Mustard Seed) Ranger Industries
archival ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries
embossing folder: Sizzix
die: (circles) Sizzix
other: (Rock Candy Crackle Paint) Ranger Industries, (foam tape) 3M, (foam squares) Recollections
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
wet suit: R37, R17, R14, Y19, Y15
surf board: Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11
all other: BG78, BG75, YB72, E43, E42, E41
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"


~amy~ said...

so fun surfing oliver and LOVE that splattered/embossed panel!

Kara Lynne said...

Your background is perfection! I love all the texture. Those cut out circles frame him well. Thanks for sharing how you put on the spatter.

Jodi Collins said...

LOVE the circles in the background Alice! This is DARLING! Sorry I haven't been by in AGES!!!

Sandy Smith said...

I love the spatter technique you used. Oliver is great,love boy cards.

Beate said...

Beautiful coloring. I love the background you created.
Hugs and smiles

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is amazing and I so love your spatters!
Thanks for sharing Alice!!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow I just love the background on this one! Great techniques and it is really effective :) Awesome image too!

Kathy Martin said...

OMG! You've outdone yourself! LOVE your background and the movement it creates! :)

~ Jo ~ said...

Such a fun card Alice! I love how you colored Oliver and your background is amazing!


Sandy said...

Wonderful Alice - I love the repeating circles - like the circle a wave makes as it crashes down. Clever!

Karen Dunbrook said...

cute, cute, cute....


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