24 July 2011

Scrim!


Ooooh I had a job with this one! You know sometimes you get an idea for how you want your card to look and you set your mind to using certain things? Then it just doesn't come out like that?

Well, the new Challenge over at Paper Sundaes, which is sponsored by Michelle's, is Just Beachy/ Summertime. Brilliant. I knew just what stamp I wanted, which piece of paper I wanted and that I wanted to use some scrim. I've seen scrim popping up a lot lately, which of course means I must have it! Very Understanding Hubby had the day off work the other day, so we went to the DIY shop together (cheap date, me!) so he could show me where I needed to get this stuff; I hate asking. 'There!' He said, proudly pointing at a bucket of sloppy white stuff. 'SCRIM!' I said, not 'SKIM!' We have a difference of technique when it comes to DIY projects, his being text book, mine being cowboy, so I'll have to put this down to my accent!


Anyway, I digress. Stash neatly (ahem!) piled on my desk, I started to colour my image. Normally I'd colour this kind of image with a whoosh of watercolour, but this time, for some reason, was insisting on using Copics. Four images later, I threw my rattle out of the pram and used pencils instead. The Copics were just too vibrant for this. I think I need some new, softer colours! (Insert mischievous giggle here!)

Even after I jumped onto the Polychromo ship, this still didn't come together as I wanted. Still, I have about ninety metres of scrim left to play with. Every cloud and all that...

Recipe
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Fruhlings - Erwachen, Whiff Of Joy; MMCS
Image: Summer by the Sea; Stampin Up!
Colouring: Polychromos
Tools: Nesties; MMCS, Dufferupperer; Stampin Up!
Other: Flowersoft, Scrim, Shells and String from Stash

34 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

All those tantrums were definitely worth it - this is lovely. Have days like this most of the time - lol
Hugs
Denise xx

Margreet said...

It's worth all your efforts, Fluffie....this is brilliant...so romantic...sitting in the sand and watching the sea...dream on....have a wonderful Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Fiona said...

or you are so funny!! You should try Distress Inks...they give as bold or subtle a colour as you like...I am getting addicted to them but it's Elaine's fault!!

Fabby card though, the image is beautiful and the colours and colouring is ace!!

Fi
x

Catherine said...

This is a beautiful romantic card Fluff... Love the little shells... Hugs and love from Catherine

Donna said...

Stunning card hun and so beautifully coloured, I could have done with your sea shells half an hour ago lol! :) Donna x

Ali said...

WOW!!! that is gorgeous xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the colours that you have used, gorgeous work as always, big hugs love Pops x x x

Lisa said...

Hi Faye, Gorgeous card! Love the image and the shell embellishments :-)

Lisa x

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!
Lynn

Amanda R said...

SoI love to go to the hardware store but I won't ask for help either, I just wander around until I find what I want or I get tired and leave. Love the soft colors and the scrim is the perfect touch, very beachy.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Well worth all that hard work Faye, Its gorgeous I like the colours and the shells.
kevin xx

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is just beautiful, Faye! What in the world is scrim, though? Sounds like this card put you through the mill, but I love how it turned out.

maxine said...

Hi Faye this is stunning a very romantic card hugs maxine x

Silli said...

OM Faye, your card is sooo sweet, love the image, love your coloring!!! xoxo

Daniele said...

fabbie card hun, you can use scrim to wash windows.....lol I'd stick to using it for crafting though far more pleasurable
hugs

Mags said...

Oh I like this, it's so dreamy and romantic! All that hard work has been really worth while!!

luv, Mags x

Carrie said...

Lol... yep that is definatley not for a card!!
I love this hun.. xx

sari said...

Oh my goodness fluffy!! This card is amazing! I love your coloring!! That image is so sweet too! Have a great evening! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Cazza said...

This is such a beautiful card hon and you've coloured the image so perfectly! It's gorgeous! :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

coops said...

stunning card faye.love the beautiful image and gorgeous colours and design.loving the scrim too :D

xx coops xx

Mrs A. said...

Okay okay , would somebody please like to put me out of my misery and tell me what the heck SCRIM is?
Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Love the self image on the card!!!!!!!!

Fleur said...

Faye I love this, the distressing is right up my street & I love the scrim.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Delphine said...

Oh I totally love your card, lovely Faye! The image and your colouring are so beautiful! I love the distressing, little shells, and the absence of sentiment:-)... It says it all, and I feel like I am there with them:-)... Fantastic! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Wow..........just had a trip to the beach! Love this card.

Cheryl said...

oh hun,all those tantrums were worth it,this is one stunning card hun the image,the detail is just perfect love love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun,all those tantrums were worth it,this is one stunning card hun the image,the detail is just perfect love love it hugs cheryl xxxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Faye.
luv
Debby

Emma said...

Beautiful hun.
Hugs Emma x

E.T said...

GOR-GEOUS!

E.T said...

GOR-GEOUS!

Sara I. said...

OMG, this is GORJUSS!! Seriously Faye - my favorite!!

Jemima's Jems said...

beautiful...simply stunnning Faye:)

sue
xx

Val said...

A favourite stamp of mine, and I love your colour scheme.
Hugs
Valxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh look! I could make one just like this with a slightly different image! Perfect card, Fluff! Perfect colouring and I love your scrim! Hugs, Lesley