Monday, August 1, 2016

Underwater Birthday

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!  Today I’m back with a new challenge I issued at The Cat’s Pajamas, and I’ve called it Water.  There are so many fun ways you can go with this theme....and TCP has lots of great stamps with water themes, or ice themes, snow themes....or you can go with a watercolouring theme too.  

I decided to do an under-water/ocean theme with this great set from TCP called Seas the Birthday.  I stamped the fun little octopus onto watercolour paper and used my Inktense pencils to give him some purple and bluey-green, with a yellow candle.  

For the background I took some re-inkers (Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay) and washed in an oceany background with a waterbrush on a 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch piece of watercolour paper.  Then I took a stitched die, cut a frame from the panel and then flipped the outer frame 180 degrees.  The inside of the frame is sunk in and the outer frame popped up.    

For some seaweed accent I used the TCP CutUps die, Leaf Scroll, tucking it into the frame, then adding a couple of enamel dots and baker’s twine for accent.  

Here are the details about the challenge:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  1. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  1. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  1. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
Pop on by The Cat’s Pajamas Blog to see who’s playing along to day with our water theme!


Brenda said...

Love this Christine! The colors are wonderful, so rich and beautiful. Fun challenge idea.

Leslie Miller said...

My, oh, my! This is the cutest thing! You're doing fabulous things with those Inktense pencils, and your SU! inky background is pretty awesome, too. Really love how you colored the octopus. Adorable and fun with the punny sentiment!