12 July 2011

Why is the sun blue?

Morning Peeps!

It's an exciting day today for the girls at Rainbow Studios. They've been a bit quiet the last few weeks or so, as they've been busy (so busy, even tea and biscuits have been ignored.) in the back office organising a spangly new website, which is being un-veiled today. You really must take a look, Rachel and Angela have worked so hard to get to this point.

To celebrate the new look and the launch of the gorgeous Nautical Range of stamps, (which I've been lucky enough to preview for the past few weeks) The Rainbows are offering a whopping 20% off any purchases from The Rainbow Studios Store. Just enter rarsb001 for your discount, but hurry, as this code is only valid until midnight on 31 July 2011!

So, why is the sun blue? Was that Sweet Cheeks? No, it was Very Understanding Hubby, who was questioning my Artistic Interpretation of a monotone image! ;)

One of the first cards I made, way back when, used the technique where you stamp your image in a dye based ink, then use a water brush to pull the ink in to colour the image. I really enjoy this technique and haven't done it for literally, years. I swooshed a bit of extra ink on this one and look at my clouds! I'm so pleased with how they turned out. A make up sponge and a bit of dabberage!

I'm going to enter this card at:

The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
Creative Stamp Friends - Summer
DDH Challenges - Summer
Lexi's Creations - At the Beach
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - Something Borrowed or Something Blue (Include Kraft)
Dream Valley - Summer
Here Come The Boys - Sporty
A Gem of a Challenge - Let's Hear it for the Boys
One Stop Craft - Summertime
Card Makin Mamas - Summertime
Fabulous Friday - Recipe, use 2 of ribbon/ trim, charm, rhinestone/ pearls
Totally Papercrafts - The Beach

Anyway, why are you still here? Hop on over to Rainbow Studios...!

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Image: Sail Away; Rainbow Studios
Colouring: SU! Inks and Old Faithful; Status, Still Behaving
Other: Charm and String from Stash, Seam Binding; Sew Sweet


Unknown said...

Oooh...This is such a lovely card Fluffy!! Love the coloring!!! Maybe the sun is blue...because it has the blues?! ha ha haaa...Totaly lame joke....*sigh*
I do love your clouds and that image is super sweet! Hugs & Sunshine!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Faye, it all looks fab. HUGZ Fleur xXx

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this! Awesome coloring Faye! The clouds are fantastic! The charm and gingham are great too!

Jo said...

Love your clouds! looks like you've stamped onto a photo.
Men eh? they just don't 'get it' do they? lol

Jo xx

Unknown said...

Fabby sweetness.. love it.. and the clouds are lush xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous! Love the gingham paper and great image - your clouds look fabulous :o)

Are you trying to get me to spend money now? Oh, ok then, I'll have a look at the link... if I must! Lisa x

maxine said...

lovely card great image and you've made a great job of colouring it Faye.

Denise said...

Great card - love this technique.
Denise xx

Anonymous said...

Hello our lovely Starfish

You are a star - your cards are always just so gorgeous. Those clouds - well - superb! Thank you for your wonderful support - and putting faith in us.
Take care

Lots of hugs
Rachel and Angela

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, love the boat, your ink dispersal is fab. A super man's card. Debbiexx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous colouring on this Faye, the clouds are gorgeous, the card is gorgeous.
Kevin xx

Catherine said...

Your card is gorgeous Sweetie and your colouring is fantastic ! What a great image too ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Silli said...

awww, what a summer feeling...Love your card sooo much...fabby image...HUGS

Tracey T said...

Oh wow, Faye, this is absolutely stunning! Those clouds! Love the idea of mono with a colour rather than just black and white. 100% perfection! xx

Shelly said...

Fluffie this is just genious! I LOVE the blue theme and the fab colouring technique... GO FLUFFIE! Shelly x

DesigNeAl said...

Faye, what an array of beautiful cards!!! I am so very sorry that I cannot read in detail all your posts and comment on each and every card, cos they all deserve some amount of special attention... I hope you are having a brilliant summer. xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Faye - gorgeous image and fab LO.
Hope you are keeping well.
Debs xx

Margo said...

Lovely card ! I even like the blue sun ;)

Liz McGuire, said...

Tell him it's a round cloud! Fab card,

Liz x

Anonymous said...

Love your card--especially that cute little anchor! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Frosted Designs :)

Beccas Pysselparadis said...

Your card looks wonderful, love the way you have colored the stamp completely in blue! Thanks for joining us over at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

Julie said...

Fabbie card Faye - your colouring is so great!! Love the image and gingham too! Juliex

coops said...

oh how i love this card faye.stunning image and blue colours, fabulous gingham and perfect charm, love it ;D

xx coops xx

Claire said...

I just love this card Faye - great image, fab gingham paper and I love that little charm. Hugs, Claire x

Sara I. said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love the twine and charm - the perfect embellies for a perfect card! Thanks for stopping by today.
ps - whats a corker?! lol

mckinkle said...

Such a beautiful card Faye, love it! Including the blue sun!
Oh dont you just love 'em?!

Keryn x

Amanda R said...

Never heard of that technique but it turned out really well and your clouds are divine!

Mrs A. said...

Theres no (cloud)stopping you now!
Hugs Muver.

Anonymous said...

This card is perfect in every way! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Emma said...

A fabulous card hun, love your colouring of the image.
Sooooo sorry about teasing you with the stamp, if these companies stop bringing all this paper out I will be able to afford to get an order done!! ;-)
Hugs Emma x

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Faye, beautiful work.

Cazza said...

Wow honey, your clouds are AMAZING!! Stunning card :o)

Hannah Clark said...

Those clouds are AWESOME! I'd love to see a tutorial on how to do them. WOW! Great card! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

Unknown said...

What a super cute card!! I love the blue sun!!

Thanks for joining us this week a Frosted Designs!!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cute card!! Love, love the sea scene, and LOVE the monochrome palette. The blue looks so amazing with the kraft. Really like your color technique the the fluffy clouds. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Anonymous said...

Yatch Racing what a brilliant idea! Thanks for playing at HERE COME THE BOYS! Woo x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your cards are supreme! I'm still afraid to try. Perhaps I should have a go BEFORE I colour an image. Love all the blues and your swishing technique! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your cards are supreme! I'm still afraid to try. Perhaps I should have a go BEFORE I colour an image. Love all the blues and your swishing technique! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your cards are supreme! I'm still afraid to try. Perhaps I should have a go BEFORE I colour an image. Love all the blues and your swishing technique! Hugs, Lesley

Shelley said...

Gorgeous summery card. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

karen said...

Fantastic card,thanks for joining us at HERE COME THE BOYS,Karenx

Christine said...

Stunning card great image & colours thanks for sharing at A Gem of a chall

smiles Christine xx

Tracy said...

I don't think I have ever heard of this technique, but it looks amazing. Monochromatic is not easy for me, but you have done a beautiful job. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Unknown said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte einfach spitze.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative-Stempelfreunde
LG Nicole