Thursday, 23 July 2009

Edwin and three challenges

Hello everyone.

I'm on a roll this week - I don't think I've entered so many challenges in one week before. I've got a burst of energy from somewhere and not only have I made more cards than usual I have also spring cleaned the house. Oh, and it's sunny today, yay!

Today I've made a tag with a summer theme and I'm entering this in the following challenges:-

Stampavie and More "Summer"
Charisma Cardz "Tag It"
Cute Card Thursday "Eye Eye" (there is an eyelet, it's just partially hidden under the ribbon)


I've made a "very simple" background for Edwin using distress inks and a white watercolour pencil. I've also coloured some white ribbon with distress inks to match.

Here's what I used to make this card:-

Stamp: Edwin with surfboard (not sure of real name of stamp!) from Magnolia Summer Club kit.
CS: 240gm watercolour paper
Colouring medium: Distress inks "Scattered Straw", "Weathered Wood", "Frayed Burlap" and "Broken China", White Derwent Aquatone water colour pencil
Tools: Spellbinders nestabilities "Labels 4", Cropadile; Pinflair gel glue
Accessories: Papermania eyelet, Anita's Ribbon, Summer sun freebie from magazine.

Oops, have you spotted the inadversent advertising in the background with my freebie craft mat!

Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week - not long until the weekend!

Clare x

21 comments:

Violets Corner said...

Fab tag!!! The colours are sunny and great for a summercard. I love the background you made for the image!

Hugs
Maarit

Vee said...

Wish I had some of your energy!! Love this tag and Edwin looks fab. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Jacilynn said...

How cute! I love this image. I haven't had a chance to play with him yet. Glad to hear the weather is nice there. It has been so HOT here. Hopefully today it won't be to hot. I'm off to take the kids to swimming lessons.
Have a great day!
Hugs

LINDA said...

Fantastic!! Love this cute little image.. Great job on the BG..
I dont live that far from Jacilynn, when she said it HOT here, she was not kidding.105 here on my deck yesterday..
Hugs, Linda

JanJ said...

Oh this is great, I love the way you've done the background. Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Jan x

brenda said...

What a fab card Clare and the background is brilliant, so cleverly thought out. Would be great for one of my sons whose a surf fanatic.

B x

Riet said...

Wowww Clare,what beautiful,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Hi Clare....love your tag you've made for our summer theme this week at Stampavie and More,great Edwin image and coloured beautifully,great background you've created for him too...thanks for joining us on the challenge,
Take care
San x

Sandra said...

Hi Clare....love your tag you've made for our summer theme this week at Stampavie and More,great Edwin image and coloured beautifully,great background you've created for him too...thanks for joining us on the challenge,
Take care
San x

BA said...

hi clare
beautiful and perfekt for our challenge. thanks for joing us at stampavie & more
xoxo BA

lisa said...

Love Edwin, Clare. He's definitely ready for the beach.
Sounds like you've been really busy. Please can you send some sun to Yorkshire. We are swimming with all the rain again today.

Lisax

Tab said...

oooh gorgeous tag, such a sweet image, love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Danielle said...

What a fabulous tag Clare! Edwin is coloured so beautifully and your beach scene is just awesome! Great work!
Hugs, Danielle

Juls said...

Fab card!

P.S I have left you a little something over at my blog.

Kimmi said...

Fabulous Tag. Love this Edwin, thinking of inking him up today! Love the colours and the back ground is gorgeous! Love the sun too!

Kimmi xx

Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a nice comment :D xx hugs xx

Sylvia said...

very cute tag :)

Allison said...

how adorable
Thanks for playing at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Kazabing said...

Oh he is sooo cool! Brilliant work you have been upto (trying to play catch up). Hope you have a lovely weekend.
hugs
Kaza.xxx

Bev said...

What a fab tag hun, love the vibrant colours you have used. x

Caz said...

Fab tag, love that stamp. Thanks for joining us this week on the CCT Challenge Blog.
Caz
x

Sally said...

Stunning tag. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.