Today I'm sharing a card made for a special birthday and also for the #tagalongbasket challenge with Isa on Facebook. The idea of the basket challenge is to use supplies that have never been used or have been unloved for a long time. As my friend is a marine biologist it was the perfect excuse to dig out all of the sea themed stamps and stencils I have, most of which have never been touched.
The background was made with Distress Oxide inks through stencils on watercolour paper.
It took quite a long time to colour all of the elements with Inktense pencils and fine liners.
Of course it needed a little bit of sparkle.
When I need a special card I often make multiple elements so that I can pick from the ones that turn out the best. Fortunately there weren't too many mistakes so I managed to make three cards. As so much time and love went into the cards they had to go to people who would really appreciate them...our mums on Mothers Day.
Thank you for taking a look. Have a lovely day xxx