Friday, 8 June 2018

Deceptively Simple!!!

Morning and first of all welcome to my new follower JANE.We have a new ATG challenge at Crafting With Friends sponsored by KJ Arting-----Now what do you see when you look at my card???a simple no-nonsense CAS card???WRONG I will say through gritted teeth and a fixed smile this is the THIRD attempt at a passable card and still not convinced I have managed that!!!

I printed out two images this one-"Pretty Fish Bubbles Friends" and a cameo one with intentions on using that-coloured them both in using promarkers-and preferred this one so covered the complete image in versamark and clear embossing powder and liked the result--should have stopped there TBH.
I then used two water and anchor image papers and some die cut foliage-didn't like the effect so took those off and tried something else--peeled everything off and stuck the image and sentiment on 3-D foam on a plain card and walked away!!!
Spellbinders dies and sentiment computer generated in Dafont.
Morgans Artworld-ATG
catch the Bug-ATG
crafty friends-Happy birthday
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
Simon says-all things bright and beautiful
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
let's craft and create-ATG
I love promarkers-ATG
Pennys challenges-ATG
creative moments-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
aud sentiments-ATG+sentiment
Sheepski designs-embellish/CAS
2crafty critter crazies-ATG
craft rocket-birthday
colour crazy-ATG
alphabet challenge-F for fish
double trouble-no P.paper/use a die/add to hop
three amigos-use a die

Now this is something I did enjoy making Eco Prints(boiled pages)using mostly leaves out of the garden -this was my first attempt and will definitely try again with more selection.
Thank you for dropping by and hope you have more luck with your projects and can join us
Carol x x


Alison59 said...

Oh Carol, sounds like a traumatic card experience, but this looks fabulous. Like your eco prints :-)

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card and images - great job as always!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Carol and fab backgrounds
Gr Karin

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous, love the fab

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Love your beautiful image and coloured nicely. Love the design. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

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Stephanie said...

Wow, this is a great card. thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

Michelle said...

I have had cards like that Carol - I've just ended up walking away from them lol. Your card looks good and the sentiment is brilliant - Michellex

Donna Ellis said...

Your boiled pages are amazing, Carol! And I love the colorful "passable" fishy card you have created. Beautiful hues and cute-but-ever-so-lovely image! I like your sparkly corners, too! Now for my other hat: So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
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*Vicki* said...

Really love that sweet little fish image and what a gorgeous CAS card too! Beautifully done my friend! Your pages look so very cool and I look forward to seeing what you are going to do with them! Yep, I think everything is AWESOME!!! HUGS

meg said...

Fantastic fishy card, love their puckered lips

Chrissy said...

Love your fish Carol..I'm don't know how many times I've put stuff on then taken it off, then walked away, that is best and your card has come out terrific..


cotnob said...

A super card, those fish are gorgeous.
fabulous Eco Pages, they look like marble - can't wait to see what you create with them.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Andrea said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Digi Choosday

Linda Mc Enery said...

Oh yes, it is so frustrating when a project just won't go your way! Your gorgeous fish turned out beautifully though Carol, with lovely layering, and not a hint of the 'unplanned'! Very cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Cazro said...

I know your pain! LOL The final result is worth all your angst. A wonderful fishy dcard for our challenge. So pleased you sharaed it with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Sorry, I sort of lost the plot here because I have just spent the last half and hour on YouTube watching vidoes about boiling leaves and paper. All very interesting and super cool results - your papers look fabulous. I have noticed that they seem to use white vinegar in the States for all sorts of cleaning products and I suspect they buy it in gallon bottles and it is much cheaper than here, umm.

I love the card with the two little fishes, wouldn't they make a lovely anniversary card? Some days you can really struggle with a design but I think this turned fabulous, so stop worrying. Lots of lovely layers and that super cute image. Really fun card.

Dionne xx

PS Apologies if I have gone all American sounding on you, it's the effect of watching all of those videos!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is so adorable. These fish are stunning with your coloring. You are so creative. Have a wonderful weekend.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute and fun card. I love the fish.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

wonderful card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
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Carmen Aurora said...

Linda your card,, thanks for participating in Digi Choosday.
Carmen Aurora GDT

Basslady said...

this is so adorable!

thanks so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Liz McGuire, said...

Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Polkadoodles DigiChoosday, your make is fab, Liz x

rachel said...

great card Carol - love those fish. Those prints look amazing though - must look into that! How fab! Hugs rachel x

aussie aNNie said...

wowzer oh you love to experiment and this is one fab result. Good on you, looks awesome.
Love your fishy card too.xx

MaryH said...

Well, your final result turned out just delightful, but I could totally understand your aggravation, as I do the same stuff. Love how you did the 'wave' border at the bottom, and corner design with the foil paper under. So your final effort looks pretty successful to me! TFS the Eco Prints (new to me!) this looks so interesting (and I hope that link will give me some more info when I have time to surf videos!)How cool to turn rubbish leaves from your lawn into something so textured and unique! Bet this will make some fabulous cards. I'm still dealing with comment issues and think I know why it might be happening, but don't know how to fix it -- yet! TFS & Hugs

Julie Reed said...

Your card turned out great,thank you for joining us this week at Digi Choosday.
Julie DT x said...

Would never have guessed you had any problems making that wonderful fish card. Your cards are always so well executed with interesting techniques and those marbled backgrounds are fabulous... another on my list to try lol x

Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

create.365 said...

cute little fishies -thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Thank you for your lovely comments about Candy Bear.

I am thinking about haveing a go at boiling papers and have popped plain watercolour paper to my Amazon basket (but I still need to track down the bulk white vinegar). However, I have a long list of things I want to try and this will have to join the queue. I really want to have a go at rock painting and I need to make a stack of CAS masculine cards (not my favourite as you know). In the meantime there is the knitting!

Best wishes.

Dionne x

PS I suppose boiled papers would make a good background for masculine cards, emm I must think about that.

Katie said...

Beautiful card

Dee's Craft Room said...

I cannot draw either Carol. However, I am thinking of trying my hand at both napkin decoupage and manadalas - I have never done either. I have also been wondering whether you can stamp onto a smooth rock. x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the sentiment and your coloring of your fishies are great. Also love reading about the changes crafters make before their final project is complete...I'll sometimes do this myself and of course adding to my stash for maybe another Thank you for joining us at DOUBLE TROUBLE for this Challenge and hope you return for future challenges. Haven't tried that boiling paper technique but know our craft group will be looking into it. Thanks for sharing.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Happy Birthday’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Sharon Noble said...

Thank you for joining us at I 💖 pro Markers Challenge blog I love your beautiful make your very talented hugs from Sharon Dt

Arlene said...

The two little fishes are darling. The sentiment matches it perfectly. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld..

Alex said...

Fabulous card. I like this amazing cut image - the fishes are so darling.
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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Gale said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's Art World and we hope you will join us again soon. Gale DT

Melanie R said...

It doesn't get much cuter than this... great card! The images with the puckered lips are my favorite element. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble Challenge.

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Awesome card.

Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



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Rae Ann said...

I hate when you just can't get a card to come together! I like the blue and white combo and the edge detail for the sentiment really has a water feel.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Jean said...

Such a sweet card, loving the image and your layout, great colours.
Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
Jean xx

Lisa said...

I personally LOVE this! I love all of the layers... those beautifully colored fish.. the design.. love it all! Thanks so much for linking up to Three Amigos!

Lisa Andersson said...

Sounds like a tough day but I think your card turned up great. The colour combo is gorgeous, the image is so sweet and beautifully coloured and love that fun sentiment too. Your boiled pages looks awesome, can't wait to see what you create with them.
Hugs, Lisa

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

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Mia said...

Thank you so much for the link, Carol. I really enjoyed the video tutorial and definitely I will give it a try. Hugs, my dear friend.

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