What a hoot this was and what a ride I had.
First I spent nearly a day searching through all my stamps for a rubber ducky that I was sure I had, haven't found it yet. Then another half a day searching google images for a diving duck...no such thing apparently.
I gave up and decided to have a go at drawing said ducks. After several attempts I am reasonably happy with the result. I did find some water splashes on google images that I hand drew onto some scrap paper, I also drew the rubber ducks and the diving duck on scrap paper then using my light board I traced the images onto X-press it blending card along with the splashes.
I fussy cut the diving duck out and attached him to the card after I had put the top panel onto the bubble art panel. I already had the dp left over form the July 2018 Staycation VSN so perfect.
The sketch or layout is for the CAS Colour & Sketches challenge for hist week.
I cut out the hello die twice and glued it together then covered it with Versa Mark watermark and then covered that with the holographic embossing powder.
One thing to consider is holographic embossing powder in it's raw unheated state is worse than normal glitter, it is super fine and goes everywhere, if my youngest grand kids and great grand kids had turned up or even now they would be soooo impressed, grandma is covered in fairy dust lol.
Last but not least I heat embossed the there and mounted that onto some craft foam, I also mounted the whole of the front panel onto craft foam (love that stuff) and then applied the diamond glaze to the water splashes and there you have it.
Thanks for looking hugs Marg
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 GMT Views: 472
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 116718
Sat, Feb 01, 2020 @ 7:08 AM
That is one super-special card with all the effort, research and personal input, Marg. I would never have known those ducks weren't stamps, colour me very impressed. Speaking of which, what amazing colouring on them. And what a fantastic bubble background.
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 13058
Sat, Feb 01, 2020 @ 8:31 PM
Oh my you DID have an adventure, just like these lil ADORABLE duckies.....and this is better then any stamp.....super job with the drawing and the whole scene it went together so well. It sounds lie me when I open any glitter, I have a glitter bath....;0)....LOVE this as I so LOVE cuteness, so right up my alley....thanks for all that hard work and for joining us with the Rubber Duckie part-tea...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.