Friday, June 26, 2015

'Tis the SEAson...



… for nautical challenges!  :)  I've got two ocean/nautical themed cards to share today.  I created the first card after seeing the inspiration photo at Addicted to Stamps and More.  I love the watercolour wash on the wall and I decided it was finally time to try the ink "smooshing" technique that I keep seeing everywhere.  I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink here (I LOVE that colour!) and after the "smooshing" I flicked some ink on top of it.  It was pretty fun and is definitely a technique I want to play around with some more.  I'm also going to enter this in the Addicted to CAS Splash challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolour) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Fish from Fishy) Sweet Stamp Shop, (Sentiment from Hooked on You) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Peacock Feathers Distress) Ranger
Die:  Mama Elephant
Markers:  (YR04, YR68, B63) Copic


This next card is one that I made for the latest CASology challenge and decided not to use but I want to enter it over at The Challenge for their nautical theme.  These stamps and the fish above are all NBUS Sweet Stamp Shop images.  They have lots of really cute mini sets that you should check out if you haven't before.  I paper pieced this one (yes, even that tiny skull and crossbones!) and made the banner blue to represent the sea.  Time to dash back to work now.  Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) PaperTrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Ship & sentiment from Ahoy) Sweet Stamp Shop
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko

17 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is a big splash, Jen! I love the fish and the cute sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

Lisa said...

Cute cards Jen!! I like the bright pop of color from the fishy!! Your pirate sailboat is pretty nifty too! Have a great weekend ;)

lostinpaper said...

The cutest little purple fish ever!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards!!

Loll said...

Love that splashy, watercoloured background. Adorable with the fish and your perfect sentiment. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

Lynn said...

Two absolutely adorable cards Jen!

Joyce said...

These are both so adorable. Especially love your smooshed ocean.

I Card Everyone said...

Just too cute, Jen!!! So happy to see you in The Challenge gallery!!!
=] Michele

Neets B said...

Love your nautical cards, Jen. Your first play at smooshing too! It's fun isn't it?! I love how you used our photo to inspire you.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Milka Gubo said...

Oh WOW!!! These two are ADORABLE!! :-D

Lindsey said...

Your smooshing is perfect! Love the colourful fish and the sentiment, too. Nice job on the paper-piecing for the second one!
Pet (some of) the cats for me when you're next at work! :)

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Jen, I love both cards! Cute Sweet Stamp Shop stamps on the second card, I always liked that banner! I love the watercoloring on your first card...very, very cool!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous and sweet card...love your adorable pirate ship! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

Joanna Harty said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the little fish and that adorable sentiment. Thanks for playing along with ATCAS!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fun cards!

Jingle said...

These are both really great cards! Love them! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Shelly said...

Not sure how I missed these two cards...but I LOVE them!
Awesome cards!