Monday, August 3, 2015

All About the Water

Hello Kitty Cat friends!  Today we usher in a new TCPTUES Challenge, and this week its a colour challenge issued to us by Nancy with these great colours.  

When I saw the little sunburst in the new Country Fair CutUps dies I had a burst of inspiration to pair the sun with our Stitched Cloud CutUps dies and a beautiful heartfelt sentiment from the new Simply Stacked Sentiments set.  I really wanted it to have the feeling of a watercoloured sky so I used some deep blue reinker in the background on watercolor paper and let it smear around, adding a little salt to the pooling color to give it this abstract effect.  

I really like this sentiment set because it also includes pretty flourishes so you can really anchor or highlight your sentiment.  I embossed it over the watercoloring once it was completely dry.  

Now for some more fun....I have a design I made as a sample for another Dare to Get Dirty Challenge today, this one is for Stamper Robin...not our colours for this challenge, but new for the SCS DTGD Challenges today.  

It’s a pop up design made with TCP’s new Pop Up Cutable, and it has a squishy fishy surprise inside...

Here’s the simple PopUp design from the outside, I used the Simply Stacked Sentiments set on the outside of the design as well for this one and coloured in the letters with Copics, accenting with a couple of enamel dots and some wild wavy dp to really give it that waves theme.

Then once you open the design by pulling the ribbon tab....

Up pops this fun under the sea design using our new Seas the Birthday Set.  So cute!  I coloured these fun party seahorses and the octopus with Copics in some cool colours with a soft oceany background.  

Here’s a view from the top of the pop up design.  

And here’s a closeup of Mr. Octopus and the birthday sentiment.  I love how it turned out.  :)

Here’s the Copics I used for this design as well.  

Now I hope you can pop on over to see the rest of the Cat Pack showing off their colour inspired designs....

Christine Okken (you are here)
Deborah Anton
Jessica Rone
Lori Tecler
Nancy Thomas
Wendy McGaffey

1 comment:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and gorgeous card Christine.
Gr Karin