Monday, 11 February 2013

Creature from the Perfect Plum lagoon

Okay, it's time to reveal my absolute favourite stamp set in the new spring/summer mini catalogue! I bet some of you have guessed already... I've used it today to make a card for the latest CAS Colours and Sketches challenge where the gorgeous colour scheme is Perfect plum, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. Here's what I came up with:


Something a bit fishy! I adore the By the Tide stamp set and couldn't wait to get it into my paws. It's another one of those fabulous sets that you can stamp and overstamp to create scenes and the stamps are so fantastically detailed!


I started by stamping the text stamp in Crumb Cake ink all over a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then used the other stamps to build up the scene. To get more of an underwater feel, I sponged the Perfect Plum ink very, very lightly over the card stock using a torn paper mask. Mr Fish got a whisk-over with an aquapainter and then detail added with markers.


I thought this sentiment from the ever-popular Curly Cute set was suitably frondy! I drew attention to it with a little tab made with the Petite Curly Label punch that's available free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: By the Tide, Curly Cute
Ink: Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Other: Petite Curly Label punch (free with Sale-a-bration), stamp-a-majig
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Whenever my children look as if they need a bath I always refer to them as 'the creature from the black lagoon'. This comes from an antiquated film I saw once and I've included a trailer below for your amusement.



16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! What a great scene. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  2. Gosh Vicky!!!! That's a FAB stamp set!!!! WOW! Love this so much and already see it being ordered by me too. Such a beautiful card!

    I STILL think I have nightmares about that movie! LOL!!!

    Lynn

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  3. Vicki, this is amazing, I love how you have used this set to make this scene, a great use of the colours. Thanks for joining us again at CAS-Colour and Sketches

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  4. Morning Vicky, LOVE this card and so would my youngest as he is fishing mad! The colours you've gone with are beautiful, I love this combo.

    Love the video, tfs.

    Have a great Monday xx

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  5. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card.... Gorgeous stamp set....
    Hope you are well.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  6. Great card! You do stamp layering SOOOO well. xxx

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  7. Love the underwater scene you ave created using thus set Vicky..makes a great mans
    Card

    Anne

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  8. Hi Vicky - sorry for the lack of comments last week, I have been looking at your stunning cards - this card however is so amazing. Your underwater scene is inspired and I love that you have used our colours from this week's challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches. Thanks for joining in and for sharing the film clip - very amusing! - Jacqueline xx

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  9. Great card Vicky, your stamping is fab (very professional.)

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  10. Fabby as usual, Vicky! Thank you. Though am not sure i should thank you for adding yet another set to my wish list! LOL!! ;O) I remember watching the film when I was younger -thanks for the great reminder! Lucy Tx

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  11. Your title did make me laugh! Your card made me say 'Wow!' I can't believe you can create such an amazing scene by stamping, why do mine always look messy?? Thanks for sharing this fab card with us at CAS Colours and Sketches

    Louise xx

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  12. Firstly a brill card,love the fish in the weeds too.

    (but get your "paws" on it? c'mon! I can see you at a fishbowl with pretend paws to get the fish LOL)

    As for the 3 Dimensional trailer, oh! my goodness that took me back LOL

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  13. I'm going to have a go at this challenge as I love these colours together! Paula xxx

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  14. Very, very nice Vicky! I too wish I could stamp like this. I get more ink on myself than the paper :) I've come to realise I am a very messy crafter and glitter really shouldn't be allowed in my hands either. Great scene and these colours work so well with it! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches xx

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  15. This looks beautiful in the purples Vicky. Super masculine card. x

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  16. Now this is one of those sets I skip over in the catalogue but you've bought it too life here, love the shades of mauve and lilac. You really excel at your job :0)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x