'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Good morning, peeps!
Tuesday means we have a brand new challenge at
and the challenge theme is...
BOYS & GIRLS or CHILDREN

Please feel free to create anything you like, using any medium and link to our challenge.
We'd love to visit your blog some time during the next fortnight.
Don't forget to go see the lovely artwork from my teamies..We are blessed with some very talented designers.

I made a simple card for this, starting by stamping and clear embossing my image, to create a resist effect, then smooshing Distress Oxides over the card. The faces and little girl's arms were bleached to remove the colour, then coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and Paint over Pens. After trying several colours for matting and layering, I opted for the white behind the black frame, but it looked too plain, so I dry embossed the top and bottom, though it's not very clear. I did manage to cover the stamped black shading on the little girl's arm, then managed to lift some of that when colouring later, so I gave up...it IS just shading. It's not a stamp I use much but it's one that I designed and was very pleased with at the time.

Thank you so much for calling in today

I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your own creations 😊

Cath 
xxx

17 very kind comments from lovely people:

brenda said...

A great colour palette Cath and such a prefect image for the theme - although I'm not sure from his face the lad is over keen on the attentions of the little girl!

B x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! The bright colours make me so happy and the cute image made me smile too - perfect 😁. Wishing you a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

froebelsternchen said...

A simply amazing card Cath! Happy TioT! Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful card Cath! Hugs-Erika

Mrs.B said...

A great card Cath, love the background colours with this vintage image.
Avril xx

Rosie said...

A beautiful card, Cath

Joan said...

Wonderful card Cath, that stamp is stunning!

Joan x

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful image Cath and using a stamp of your pwn design makes this a very special card. Lovely colours and layers to showcase the sweet children.
Yvonne xx

María said...

Beautiful card with a fantastic background, I like a lot the stamp it's very sweet. María, hugs.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Every picture tells a story and I love this one Cath! Great use of colours! I\ll be around for a proper visit soon I hope! Hugs, CHrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You designed that stamp, Cath? You are a genius. It is beautiful, very nicely colored, and absolutely perfect for the theme.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention that I've never seen those oxides, but it seems everyone is using them, especially those who are into card making.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Cath! I love the colorful inky background and that beautiful vintage image, so sweet!
Tammy x

Marjut said...

Very sweet card!

Neet said...

I had no idea that was your design! Wow, and well done Cath.
Loe the background colours you have used which are echoed in the colours of the clothing the children are wearing. This all makes for a really stunning card.
Hugs, Neet xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute image and great background
Carol x

butterfly said...

That really is a charming image - beautifully designed with the vintage advertising text. And the colours are gorgeous!
Alison x