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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Water, Water, Everywhere

Good morning guys, this is my second post for the day, if you're looking for the next installment of the School Pinkettes release then wait no longer, both posts are scheduled to go live at the same time!!

Today over at Pollycraft we've a challenge set by our very lovely Mary J.

Water, water, everywhere!!

Such a fun idea, and over at the Pollycraft Shop, there are plenty of images which fit this theme! :) Head over and pick a few up. Too cute to pass up.

Today I've used Chesters Bubbles - I'm in love with this guy! Would love to see more of this character. The images are cute enough for any card, but depending on how you colour them up they rock male cards too!! Who wouldn't want a cheeky little monkey on their birthday, right? :)

I've coloured this cutie up using ProMarkers, and you may be surprised to hear I've a supplies list coming up at the end if you're interested in the colours I used. :) I've fussy cut him out, as best I could to keep all of those bubbles included and adhered him to the card using dimensionals.

I've followed a sketch from Deconstructing Jen using papers from My Minds Eye Hattie collection (which seems to be REALLY hard to get hold of now.. or is that just me?!). Gorgeous blues and mustards together! :) I've added Diamond Stickles to all of the bubbles to make them stand out and taken some nicks from the top corners of my design to add a little more interest. Looking back I probably would have based this on some patterned paper instead of the plain white cardstock, but hindsight is a wonderful thing!! 

The lush silk ribbon is a scrap I had from something a Christmas present was wrapped up in, reusing stuff is one of my fave things to do. I hate waste and chucking out stuff that can be kept and used in the future. This little slice was peeking out at me from my draw so I had to use it up. Love the bows silk ribbon creates, so soft and pretty. 

→ Deconstructing Jen - #45

Be sure to head over to the CHALLENGE BLOG now and see what my other awesome teamies have got for ya this week!! While you're there, be sure to see what is up for grabs for the lucky winner! ;)

Cardstock: SU! - Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Hattie
Image: Pollycraft - Chesters Bubbles
Medium: ProMarkers -  Cocoa, Henna, Walnut, Pale Pink, Satin, Storm Blue, China Blue, Midnight Blue, Cornflower, Buttercup, Pastel Yellow, Mustard
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps - Circle Postmark Sentiments
Ink: SU! - Blue Bayou
Embellishments: white silk ribbon (scrap)
Tools: 1" circle punch; Spellbinders - Standard Circles LG, Classic Scallop Circles LG
Misc: brown fineliner; blue liquid pearls; Diamond Stickles


  1. Fab fab fab, loving the dark rich colours on this hun, I agree more Chester :) Joey x

  2. Lou this is so cute! Love that image and you have done a great job of adapting that sketch. Those papers are gorgeous too! :)

  3. He is super cute!!! I love your papers and colors! This is a great layout.

  4. Awesome card Lou! I love the colours and your colouring is fab!


  5. A really fab card Lou! I love your take on that sketch and the DPs are just perfect with him!

  6. fantastic card lou.really love cheeky chester and your papers are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Totally agree that Chester is the cutest! Gorgeous card as always Lou! Sheena xx


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