Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Crafts Galore Encore - Kenny K Mermaid

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? Where did January go? I can't believe we at February already.

On the first of the month the new challenge starts on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Kenny K stamps.

The background was created with inky kitchen roll. It was a piece that I had used to clear up after I had been using some Brushos to create a background for another card. The kitchen roll is left to dry. When it is dry the two pieces are pulled apart and then each piece  is glued to a sheet of card. So you get two from one sheet of kitchen roll. This is a technique I saw John Lockwood use. I love it because you don't waste the lovely inky colours. I added die cuts to make it look more like it is underwater. 

Kenny K Stamps is our kind sponsor this month. The digital stamps are available from his store

This die is one of the ones designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. 

I was so lucky that I was able to choose an image this time. She is called Mermaid and she was a delight to colour. I did use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. She was also cut out with my ScanNcut I wanted the even while border that you can get.  She is available here

I did enjoy making this card the mermaid is a lot of fun. 

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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  1. Gorgeous card and love the background Jackie.
    Linda xxx

  2. A stunning card, Jackie. I love the background you made for this gorgeous mermaid. x

  3. What a great way of making a background; so effective. Super card :-)

  4. I agree where did January go! I did wonder if you'd cut "her" out with something like a SanNCut - still trying to get my head around mine! It's a beautiful card and love your "sea" like background

  5. Such a fun card Jackie. Your mermaid is lovely.

  6. A great use of the kitchen roll!. A lovely fun mermaid design.
    Amy x

  7. Hi there Jackie - when I saw your card in our Admin I wondered how you'd finished off the background, you said it was kitchen roll but the fact that it was then split and put onto card is a really brilliant idea (I haven't seen this before). I just love this one and those colours are definitely ones I have seen in the seas where I have been lucky to have paddled! I'm gonna have a go at this! Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  8. Lovely card, love the background!

  9. Beautiful card Jackie, what a wonderful background x

  10. A wonderful card Jackie. The background and image look amazing xx

  11. Wonderful card Jackie, gorgeous background and image.
    Like you I wonder where January went!
    Pam x

  12. That is an absolutely brilliant idea to reuse the kitchen roll for not one but two backgrounds. I like the no waste. Very much me. Love your finished card and what a beautiful mermaid. Hugs Mrs A.

  13. Absolutely Stunnj g loveing all the detail work .
    Hugs Rose

  14. Stunning card, Jackie. Love the use of the kitchen towel for the background.
    Em xxx

  15. Gorgeous, the background is fabulous. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  16. Whoa! Such splendid coloring, Jackie, and a fabulous backdrop directly behind your mermaid! Lovely and happy! Wishing you a wonderful day! hugs, de

  17. Stunning mermaid card. Beautiful background

  18. Stunning mermaid card. Beautiful background

  19. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 314 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  20. Absolutely stunning Jackie. Love the colours and the background is so clever. Cathy x

  21. Stunning card and what a brilliant technique.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean DT xxx

  22. A great card, Jackie - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  23. WOW! Absolutely stunning Jackie I love this creation so much! I've taken a leaf out of your book and been saving my pixie powdered/brusho soaked paper towels, as yet I haven't used them but they look amazing, can't believe I used to throw them away. I have a fab project in mind, just need to put it together. I love the Mermaid stamp and the colouring is gorgeous :) Hugs - Debs x


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