Sunday, 1 July 2012

I decided to play around in my favourite way, using the last two sets of Distress inks, Spring and Summer, with water on glossy card.  There are bits of Resist, bits of text, bits of doodling and lots of fun on this one and I really enjoyed making it.

summer fun

I probably should have journalled this because I almost finished it off with bit of random doodling of the thoughts in my head, which were all about stepping out of reach of the ‘safety net’ and taking risks…

Anyway, this is my entry for KCUK’s July Challenge, which is Summer Fun and the challenge over at Sir Stampalot is…

‘........ What's your Crafty Passion ? ........’

High on the list of my crafty passions are inky, texty backgrounds, doodling, glossy card and words, so this fits all of those :-)

Have a great week and thank you to all of you who sent me lovely, supportive messages – you know who you are – and you’re VERY much appreciated!

xxx

39 very much appreciated comments:

Femmy said...

great card!!!

Carol Q said...

I see you've returned to our favourite colours for your lovely background Cath. Weren't those new TH colours just fab?? I do like this stamp - I haven't seen it before. We should all do something crazy shouldn't we?

inkypinkycraft said...

This is fantastic!! The background is wonderful, inky textured and yummy!! I agreesometimes we need to do something crazy!!? What are going to do?!!! I wonder!! Trace x
Thanks for being so kind !! Xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous, love your background & that stamp is great, what make is it?

herminesplace said...

Totally awesome, love it! the girls in a row is that 2 stamp??? love it

sam21ski said...

Glad you found some 'me' time Cath.

Great card, fab use of the DI's, great colours aren't they.

Sam xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

It shows the fun you had, making this great creation! Love the stamping and colors...and the fun :-)

greetings, Alie :-)

Sally H said...

Just gorgeous! I think those are my favourite colours and the girls are coloured beautifully too. Does agreeing to go to Rwanda count as doing something crazy?!

Hetty said...

Wauuuw dit is super gaaf

gr hetty

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Love these stamping. Beautiful and lovely. Great work and great combination.
The fun is seeing in this all.
Lovely greet
Marja

Netty said...

oooh I really love this fab piece, so loving those girls, perfect design Cath. Annette x

Georgie Horn said...

LOVE

maria's knutselplezier said...

This is so beautifull , gorgious, what a lovely work I love all of it, the background has such beautifull colours, the scenery is great and the stamp, is so waw, where did you get this stamp?? great work , really!!!

Greetings
Maria

Sandy said...

Wow Cath this rock.
Wonderful and creative stamping work. Love them. xoxo

Deborah said...

the fun you had really shines out on your card. I love it!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful colour mix and stamping.

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Gorgeous as always. So bright, colourful and inky. I think you've hit your crafty passion on the head with this card haha. Pxx

brenda said...

A really super piece Cath and I can see you had real fun making it, very much my sort of fun time as well.

And aren't those new summer distress inks yummy, the raspberry has to be my favourite.

Thank you for joining in our 'Crafty Passion' theme at Stampalot Challenge this month.

B x

Ephemera said...

Hi Cath, what a stunner, you are the Queen of fabulous inky backgrounds, nobody does it better. Love those girls, such great poses. Xx

Gery said...

Hi Cath,
It made me smile to read, that you had fun again in making this card, which is absolutely fabulous.
But even if the colours would be black, brown and dark grey I wouldn't mind as long as you had fun in doing it!
Your card made me smile too, looks like birds on a wire:-)love the stamp and never seen it before.
The ladies seem to have a lot of fun and that's what life is about.
Your background looks pretty cool and the doodling is the finishing touch.
It really is: Summer Fun.
Love Gery

Minxy said...

Hello stranger, sorry it's been a while, hope your well, love your take on the builders on a scaffold..{i'm assuming that's where it's from although it may just be me that thinks it lol} xx

Ann B said...

Beautiful background, perfectly stamped and coloured, another Cath masterpiece.
Ann B
xx

Ellie said...

It looks as if you had a lot of fun creating it!

pinky said...

I wish this was my crafty passion, amazing work. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Lynne K said...

Wow, this card's got everything! A great illustration of your crafty passions, and what a fab image! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous creation! I absolutely love the colors.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a stunning card, love it.

Sandra Hall said...

Fabulous card Cath - LOVE the background :D
Missed blogging but things are calming down a bit now so I'm having a bit of time out and visiting my fave blogs :D x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A very funny and greta card
Love the stamps and the colors

Greetings Janny

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I believe you had fun, we can see it, your card is colorful and beautiful combinbed. Love the lot of girls and all details. Awesome card!

Sally H said...

Whoops! Meant to say... Thanks so much for sharing your crafty passions with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Karen said...

gorgeous inkyness. am off to play with my spring inks hugs Karen x

Francesca said...

Wonderful creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this Month
and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Linda said...

Ooooh, this is awesome! Like everything on this card, the amazing background, the funny girlfriends and the 'wise' words. Always in for something grazy, lolll

WendyK said...

Just love all your journal pages Cath, and the super colours you have used.

Ruth said...

Very imaginative! Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm so loving these ladies on the line.... at least to me it's like they're up there on a telephone line. Love your background and gorgeous colors, Cath.

cockney blonde said...

Long time no comment or see. Love this piece of artwork. Hope you're OK. I'm hoping my enforced rest will enable me to catch up with blogging.
Luv, CB, x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Cath your card is so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke