We're travelling the world with Jett Setter for the Tickle a Teapotter party this week.
I must admit that as I've had a rotten headache for the last couple of days I was going to take the easy option and the teapot cue and go to Paris. After all, I just love Paris and we go as often as we can. But since I often make Paris cards, I thought I'd ring the changes. At first I was going to do coral and fishes for the Barrier Reef, but then I remembered one of my very (count them on one hand!!) few digital purchases.
So I'm going (virtually only, alas) Down Under, and while it will be lovely to visit my favourite brother-in-law, maybe I can also get to see Susie and Sue.
I'm sorry it's not a very exciting card for whoever gets it, but I hope they'll like the critters as much as I do.
A2 base, sponged with Squeezed Lemonade and stamped with a travel-themed stamp image in Tea Dye.
Angels Landing Aussie Animals printed on white card and coloured with Polychromos. (Not having Copics makes digital images a bit harder to colour!!). Masked, and the foreground sponged with Tea Dye and Forest Moss. Stamped along the top with a leaf from Just Beakause in Versafine Olympia Green, then sponged the sun and sky with Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass.
Carte Postale sentiment is SU, and Wish You Were Here is from Starving Artistamps.
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 GMT Views: 987
Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7046
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:46 AM
Hi neighbour. Looks like you're sending some lucky teapotter to Australia. There's a country I haven't been to yet. If you want to watercolour digis supposedly heat setting the printer ink stops it from running. If you try it let me know if it actually works. Back to your card...I love your critters and they are coloured beautifully.
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Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39213
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:55 PM
Sabrina, what do you mean this card isn't exciting? Why just look at those critter's precious faces.....all smiley! Love your fun card and write up. Hope your headache goes away. Say, as Elizabeth said, heat dry your printed digis and then I spray with a fixative. Works for me....sometimes. hehe Love your card! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
Smile.......people will wonder what you are up to! :0)
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Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 7049
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:56 PM
Hope you feel better soon Sabrina. So glad to see Australia represented as a destination, because it's very high on my wish list of destinations. The animals are adorable. (I used to collect koalas, and there are still a few of them around my house.).
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 17575
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:18 PM
How fun that you and Pat (kokirose) are right next to each other in the MMTPT gallery, plus the fact that you will be meeting! OMG and WOW!! These little critters are adorable! This is a beautiful card, Sabrina! I hope your headache goes away soon, you've got some exciting company coming your way!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 11674
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:02 PM
Who would not smile at these cute little guys! Down under would be my dream vacation too! The sponging and foliage in the corners make this one a winner and would delight anyone!
------------------------------ Nancy _____________ You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired. ~Robert Brault,