Saturday, 27 August 2016

Watercolour Sea Horse card

Hi friends, how are things with you today?
I hope your weekend is going well so far ;)
Guess what....yes I have another
 'Less is More' card to show you.
It's a Recipe this week and they would like
 us to use a ........
 'Sticker, sticky label or peel-off 
on your cards!'
Oh my! I bet I wasn't the only one to
feel shock and horror at that little idea !
They do like to stretch us Limettes don't

 Which is why I can't resist joining in
 of course. It makes us really think of
 things in a new light. I came up with this
idea, ....yes I know more sea horses

Just cannot stop using them lately. Anyway
I searched my hoard of peel off's (just can't 
bring  myself  to get rid of them). Although I 
now  hate them with a passion of course! Well
maybe not anymore thanks to 'LIM' ;)

I used a sea horse peel off and a few bubble
type peel off's as  a mask and then watercoloured 
over  them.I added lots of small sequins and tiny
 beads and dotted some liquid pearls here and

I then edged the image with a stitched border
and using a Copic to edge the whole thing for
more interest. I stuck that to a white A2
 card base. Phew job done !

Enjoy your weekend whatever you have
 planned. We are off to the Lake District soon
for another mini break, hope the weather
will be good like last time ;)

ps. As promised pics of the Dinosaur park
trip we had recently with our littlies ;)
.....some dinosaurs were sooo massive too,
gave the littlies an idea just how big they
 were ;)

LIM, CAS, Seahorse

Watercolour card
Smooth white card
TH Distress inks
Anita's outline stickers
Die-namics Wonky Stitches die
Liquid pearls
Little Things sequins and beads
Copic pen

Also now adding this to the NBUS challenge #7
'Anything goes'
I used my very very very old stickers!



Esther said...

So, so pretty! (And is that a new blog header too? Gorgeous!) The sea horse is beautiful, and set off so perfectly by the soft background and bubbles. The dinosaur world photos are great - I bet the adults had as much fun as the kids! Enjoy your mini Lake District break :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a superbly creative use of peel offs - it makes me wish I hadn't given all mine away :( - I will have to replace them now :O - LOVE those photos, especially the one that looks as though that pterodactyl? is ready to take your little GS away (was that played for or serendipity?). Have a great break! Hazel xx
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sandy's crafty bits said...

Hi Viv super cas card as usual but I cant make out where the peeloffs are ... silly me lol ... yes peel offs are like marmite you either like them or you hate them ... I have some somewhere lol ... love your grandchildren photos too ... and I know what you mean about when they start school ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crfating and love sandy xx

Viv said...

Thanks Esther, yes a new header,I change it every week now ;)

Viv said...

Thanks Hazel, yes I see peel off's in a new light now!...yes I asked my GS to pose with his head in the jaws lol ;)

Viv said...

Thanks Sandy, I used the peel off's as a mask and then watercoloured over them and peeled them off to leave the white outline.HTH ;)

Kathyk said...

Gr8 idea to remove the peel off "mask" - creates a much softer image


June Macfarlane said...

Incredibly beautiful card Viv, the colours and style and sequins make it so different and stylish. I love the pics of the littles with the dinosaurs too bless them. x

Gerrina said...

Fun to see that you had such beautiful peel-offs in your stash...I really had to turn a lot of boxes upside down to find some stckers...
Love the colours as allways!
The pics give a good impression of how big they are; they look lovely!
Enjoy the bank holiday!

Christine L said...

You just knew those peel-offs would come in handy didn't you Viv? That's whay I say about most things in my craft room!! Your sea horse is fabulous and masking is a clever way to use the sticky bits!

Lovely photos of the kids too!

Christine x

Craft-E-Place said...

Brilliant idea to use the peel off as a masked ... the result is a fabulous card, great colours.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Viv beautiful colours


Helen F. said...

Gorgeous seahorse. I believe I have this same set of Anita's Outlines~thank you for sharing this lovely design idea!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so clever to use the peel-off as a mask for your beautiful seahorse card, Vee! The colors are so pretty! Of course you know your littles stole the show, don't you?! What a cool dino exhibit!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Dee

OH Babs said...

What a soft and charming card. The little guys look like they were having a fun time.

Daffodil Cards said...

peel off offs or no peel offs, this is a gorgeous card.
Love the photos of your Grandchildren.

Aileen Ryan said...

Hi Viv, Ohhh my goodness I love love the effect you achieved using the seahorse and bubbles peel offs. Never seen anything like it before especially something that leaves such a stunning images. You have done such a brilliant card.
Fantastic watercolouring, its so soft.

Catchy Sketch said...

Watercoloring is gorgeous! Colors are so soft and fresh!

Chrissie said...

I did all my cards this week using Peel Offs as masks...don't know how else I would use them these days!
This is a fabulous card Viv, just your style too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

Another divine card Viv. So glad you decided to give the peel-off/sticker challenge a try. Your sea horse is so beautiful. Sorry I am late commenting this week but it has been chaotic here. Adore the pictures of the little ones and the dinosaurs.
Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

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