April 03, 2016

Birthday Whale

Hiya!  How's your weekend going?  Mine's been good if a bit gray and rainy weather-wise.  Lately, I've been trying to work in some time to make some cards for fun and challenges that aren't a DT requirement.  I don't always manage it but I did this past week.  I had a NBUS stamp that I wanted to try out.  Check it out....

I stamped my whale (Studio G - the NBUS stamp) in black Versamark ink and then stamped my waves (STAMPlorations - Anchored set) in Dove Gray StazOn ink on watercolour paper.  Then using my Spectrum Aqua markers (Navy and Teal) and my water brush pen I watercoloured the waves in.  Using some of the blue and some Memento Grey Flannel ink I watercoloured the whale. What was strange was when I added the grey, elements of a reddish colour were coming through. Not sure why but in the end I really liked the effect.  I added a touch of blue to the blow hole spray and then stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations) in black.  That whale is pretty cute isn't it?  I really like how the waves turned out too.

Well, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - theme is water
Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge - "as you wish" (anything goes)
TIME OUT Challenge - inspired by words, "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water" by Eleanor Roosevelt.  Was inspired by the word water.


  1. I know I might be spouting nonsense, but I Whaley like this! It's totally killer! :)

  2. It looks like you had a whale of a good time creating this card:) Sorry but I just came out. Love the waves, you did a great job!

  3. Isn't it fab to make a card for fun and not DT, I have managed a few the last 2 days. I adore how you created the waves and love the colouring. Great to see you at TO

  4. Wowie!! your waves are awesome! Love that whale!!

  5. Such a cute whale, Kim ... and an amazing sense of movement in that wavy water! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  6. Oh, I love how your whale turned out! Those colors are perfect...if serendipitous! Great layout and lovely details! Thanks so much for sharing this at the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge!

  7. So cute! I love that little Studio G stamp and the sentiment as well.

  8. Just love the coloring on your whale and your waves are so serene! Hope all is well in your house (i.e. chicken pox).

  9. The touch of red makes it look like the sun has just set off in the distance, doesn't it? This is darling, Kim, both the NBUS whale and his blow hole and the waves!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. What a fun card! I love how natural the waves are!! Beautiful scene! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT


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