Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sea Creatures Birthday...Always Playing with Paper The Challenge #63, Little Tangles Challenge #66~Ombre

Hello,

Popping in this 'daylight savings' Sunday with a card for two challenges.

First is Lesley's Always Playing with Paper The Challenge #63, where our incredibly talented and sweet friend, Anita, is the Guest Designer. She's brought a marvelously vibrant, 'finely feathered' card to the inspiration table (my card is quite the contrast, as you'll see):


Second is Little Tangles Challenge #66~Ombre.

I brought my mini sea creatures stencil out for a play, inking them up "ombre style" (or so I hope) with distress inks. Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber (for the sand) and Abandoned Coral - just *had* to use them *grin*  Cracked Pistachio..well, it was part of the set of four and seemed pretty for a seahorse...

Even though I live in the middle of the Rockies, I'm smitten with shells, starfish and seahorses (but not swimming! I'm scared of water!).  Trip to a beach to wander and admire the scenery?  How I wish...

Hope I didn't stray too far from your sketch, Lesley...

Thank you for spending time with me today;  your visit brings me immense joy!


16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, summery take on our sketch! Perfect color choices, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

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  2. What lovely ombré sea creatures, Carol ... such fabulous sponging ... so puts me in mind of tropical beaches ... oh to be there! Thanks so much for your wonderful sweet words and shout out, mon amie ... so delighted to have you playing along with us at The Challenge! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. I love your ombre sea critters Carol! I love shells, starfish and seahorses too, but I don't get in the ocean! I don't swim well first off and second the ocean is to big and vast to know what all is in it! lol Plus there are some BIG critters in it! Yep, this is how I love looking at sea critters. Which is very beautiful. I think your take on the sketch is fabulous. Hugs, Brenda

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  4. Love your beauty inspired by the sea, Carol!! Such beautiful colours you have worked with!!!! ...and I don't like swimming, too!!!!
    Have a great week!!!!
    Hugz

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  5. Beautiful! I love these colors and you've used them so well in your ombre inking. We'd all love to be at the beach. I'm petrified of water, too. Another beautiful card, my friend! xx

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  6. Lovely card Carol....pretty colours...oh to be curling those toes in the sand right now! Love your stenciling and its pretty ombre looking to me! XX

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  7. Your sea critters look fantastic, Carol. I'm kinda sad to hear you are afraid of the water, though. I grew up swimming both in the pool and in the ocean. I was lucky enough to be able to go to the beach once a week or so during the summers-not so much nowadays. But I digress...your sea critters are so much fun dressed up in ombre. Your sponging is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!! Hugs!

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  8. This is beautiful, Carol! Love it!

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  9. such a pretty card..
    Thank you for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  10. Oh wow I just love this Carol!! So soft and pretty! HUGS

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  11. This beautiful card caught my eye! I love your soft colors and the simple layout! Gorgeous!

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  12. Oh, everything about this card just screams watery beach. I love it. I am so lucky that I can walk out my front door and go to the beach almost any day I want. This card is like home to me.

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  13. Could this be any more fabulous Carol! The colours and your fabulous sponging as so lovely. I am craving going to the beach, enough Canadian winter already!

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  14. Amazing card Carol...just love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge.

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  15. This makes me want to sing "Under the Sea", Carol. Love all those beautiful sea creatures.

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  16. All those things I learn about you - not only are you scared of birds, but also of water...how about water birds? - sounds like a major nightmare ;)
    Great card,reminds me about summer and also reminds me about a stencil I bought a gazillion years ago. collecting dust in my card room...Anyhow, that seahorse is adorable with its companions in those lovely colors!

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