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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Just Because II

'Seahorses' provided by Delicious Doodles
2nd in a 'Just Because' series using a CAS [Clean & Simple] design.  This is going out in the mail today to a very good friend who will appreciate the sentiment!  I really like this image of the Seahorses clasping tails - kind of an "I'm here for you" message I think... and applicable for almost any person or situation.

This will also be my DT entry for the latest Aud Sentiments Challenge - 'A TWO Word Sentiment".  You have up to 5 entries and the due date is Tuesday July 1 - so go for it!  Such an easy challenge for you - why not?  The sponsor for the winning prize is Delicious Doodles this go around.  I've linked them to the Seahorses in case you want that image... but there are plenty of images there to check out.  The Designers at Aud Sentiments have used several others and you can see their creative work HERE.

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • I started with a base CS 5.5 x 4 5/8" [NOT square so I don't have to pay more postage!]  It has a left hand fold and I used an E-folder to emboss an image with fish and water rings.  If truth be told, it is Koi in a pond... where it is incongruous with Sea Horses - shhhh...
  • The focal image was colored with Copics & matted with a blue and then a black mat.
  • The 'Just Because' sentiment has been punched out and matted on black.
  • The only embellishment is some Stickles in a few of the bubbles rising,  and sand at the base of the coral made with a very granular embossing powder called 'Woven Tapestry'.  It's very gritty to the touch - a sandy quality of that EP.
  • The inside is kept simple for a handwritten note.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Delicious Doodles #93 – Making a Scene
Robyn's Fetish #217 – At the Beach
Crafting from the Heart #24– ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafty Sentiments – Summer or Summer Colors
ABC Challenge – N is for Nautical
One Sweet Challenge – Hit the Beach
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Jellypark Challenges – the Seaside
MarkerPOP Challenge #46 – use Yellows
CMC Copic Challenge #95 – Friends

IMAGES:  The focal image is from Delicious Doodles ; Sentiment is Hanko
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: SU punch used for the sentiment and the mat; Cuttlebug E-Folder used for the Koi and water embossed on the background; Icicle Stickles used in the bubbles; PSE [Personal Stamp Eschange] Woven Tapestry Embossing Powder.
INKS:  the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Beautifully coloured image and gorgeous card Ginny x

  2. Love this CAS, beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

  3. This is a gorgeous CAS card, love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Summer challenge. Kerry DT Member xx

  4. This is totally awesome!!! just love this great coloring and the background you have done.

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  5. Such a very pretty CAS creation I love the seahorses with their tails intertwined too. Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends!

  6. Great card, love the added stickles to the bubbles, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  7. Such a lovely image and colored to perfection. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial an for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE. Good luck and I hope to see your lovely work again in our next challenge!

  8. So beautifully coloured. Love the embossed background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. love this great summer card and images, and thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back next week

  10. Gorgeous sea images and fab coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  11. Such a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge

  12. Wow, this is stunning, your work on the image is amazing. Thanks so much for playing this week at Crafty Sentiments!!


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