Monday, 1 February 2021

Hang in there

Good Morning everyone

Today is a card with aall&create octopus stamp - sadly the photos don't show up all the bling, the background is done with wink of stella pens and i gave it a gilded effect edge.

5x5 cardblank.  I first die cut a square of white card using the eyelet die, then i stamped the octopus in black and added extra stamping using grungy background stamps, mostly sticking to the diagonal.  I then coloured the background with blue and purple wink of stella pens so it really shimmers.  I added little dot stencilling with starlight rich gold paint, i also used the paint to edge the panel to give a nice gilded effect.
I stamped the octopus twice more, on one i coloured the body in oranges and the 2nd one just the hat in green, i then cut them out, gently curved and decoupaged onto the main image.  A little stamped sentiment and green stickles glitter dots to finish.

You can sort of see the shine on the gilded edge - these starlight paints have an amazing shimmer as do the wink of stella pens when the light hits them.  The 'hang in there' sentiment felt apt for the octopus with many 'arms' - its for a friend who is struggling at the moment as are alot of us i think....Im just taking it one day at a time

Items Used:
aall&create stamp - sea life
Various grungy background stamps
Small dots stencil
Imagination crafts starlight paint - rich gold & orange (this is also now called cadence 'dora' paint)
Stickles glitter glue - lime green
Wink of stella pens - blue, purple
Distress inks - twisted citron, marmalade, persimmon

Thank you for stopping by. I hope its a good week for you. Stay safe. Hugs Emmax


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meg said...

As always a fantastic card Emma, love your stamp and colours

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

this is fabulous Emma.
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gwen70 said...

Brilliant card Emma, love the background xx

Alison59 said...

Fabulous, sparkly fun card Emma :-)

kate Jeffery said...

a fabulous card Emma
Kate x

Diane said...

Fabulous background colors and what a super fun design.

Hugs diane

Nozomi said...

Would love to see this card in real life with all the bling. It's really hard to do justice to cards like this in a photo. Still looks fabulous, though! x

Jenny D said...

Fabulous card, love the background and the octopus very smart with a hat lol. Jenny x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous, love this Emma, great image and brilliant background. Following you now. xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning project, BRILLIANT design.. Thank you so much for entering your gorgeous project into our "MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND" challenge atThe sisterhood of crafters this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Cheers, aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

Vickie Y said...

Fun image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Darlene said...

OMG this is just awesome Emma! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

ALI said...

Great card Emma, love the background x

StephW said...

Love your colourful shimmery background a perfect setting for the leggy octopus x

Becca Sadler said...

Emma: Fantastic mixed media card of encouragement! Thanks for linking to MTTC's just closed Glitter and Shine theme fortnight! I didn't know an octopus to look glamorous but your paints and accents plus image layering have produced a wonderful card front! --Becca/DT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this wee guy makes me smile!! Ace card, Hazelxx

Witchcrafted Life said...

How charmingly fun. It would be hard not to feel happier upon receiving a whimsically charming card like this.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the octopus
Carol x

Kirsty said...

What a gorgeous card, just like my whale card. Love the cool Octopus in his hat. Big hugs Kirsty. x