Sunday, 15 May 2016

Not less is more...

Well, I started off with the less is more challenge of by the sea in mind but got a bit carried away.
I used a 5x7 card blank cut in half again, I really like this size to work with. I stamped the Mama Elephant Artic Penguin and then masked him off and added the icebergs. I coloured his beak and feet with an orange copic. I stamped the sentiment from a woodware stamp in versafine ink. With the penguin and icebergs masked off I then added faded jeans distress ink with an inkylicious ink duster (can you tell they were on telly this morning?) to create the sea. I then masked off the sea and cut a cloud shape out of a post it note and using the ink duster added chic violet colour cloud for the sky. Once finished as there was so much inking on the card I added Distress Micro glaze. I'd bought this a while ago but had never used it. The directions say to apply sparingly by rubbing on with your fingers. It has the consistency of Vaseline or a lip balm and feels slightly waxy. You then buff it with a paper towel and it leaves a "smudge resistant, waterproof finish". I added glossy accents to the ice along with a little glamour dust and as I couldn't find my quickie glue pen used the glossy accents sparingly to add a little touch of sparkle on the sea. I don't know if it shows on the picture, but the glaze certainly seemed to repel the glossy accents (which gave the look I wanted originally if I'd had my glue pen). 
Hopefully you've all got the same beautiful sunny day that I have, so I'm off to make a brew and sit in the garden watching the bunnies snooze!


  1. Hi Cara, loving your fun card, the image is super, inking too.
    Didn't have the good weather like you, bit chilly and rain, Kate x

  2. Super cute Cara, love the image, colors and sparkle.

    Hugs diane

  3. CASlicious, love the simplicity of this card, the shimmer on the ice looks fantastic, thank you following my blog, I am happy to follow you back :)

  4. Oooh, Cara, a great job well done on the never ever give up penguin, a good thing to remember, isn't it?
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  5. Hi Cara , oh I do love this card and now I think I want those stamps... just so cute

    crafty hugs Pen x

  6. Cara I like the sound of your day over mine, sitting in the garden watching the bunnies.
    I love your penguin and sentiment, with the added sparkle too. Glad the weather is not like that though.

    Enjoy the sunshine, hugs Erika. x

  7. Hi Cara....What a cute the sparkle....Joolsx

  8. Hi Cara....What a cute the sparkle....Joolsx

  9. Oooh this is fab Cara! Such a sweet little penguin and I'm loving your sky effect :) Another technique for my 'to try' list!!


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