Thursday, 2 June 2016

By the Sea

I have a passion for puffins so this evening my OH and I set off to visit  Fowlsheugh RSBP reserve, which is about 20 miles from us, in the hope of seeing some of these beautiful birds. The sun was shining but it was very windy. Being so close to the cliff edge, I was more than a little nervous. Unfortunately, although we witnessed thousands of birds returning to the cliff  face for the night, we thought that we had not seen any puffins.  It wasn't until we got home and looked at the photos that we discovered that we had indeed captured a couple.  (top left!!)

I don't have any puffin stamps but , staying with the watery theme, I rediscovered a fish that, until now, was unused. This has become the focal point for my entry to this week's Less is More sketch challenge.

The diagonal element was achieved by hand embossing bubbles from an embossing folder. A bit tricky but it achieved the desired effect. I coloured the fish with Crafters Companion watercolour pens and finished with CC clear sparkle pen.  This was then cut out and using 3D foam pads, attached it to the card.


Esther said...

What a great way of customising an embossing folder, and I love the fish! Hope he's earned a few more appearances now? :) Fab colouring too.

Anne said...

Oh how clever to emboss a few bubble Lillian - fab and stylish card and a great take on our sketch!
Thanks so much for joining us this week
“Less is More”

Susan said...

Love those bubbles...creative take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Cara said...

Love those bubbles, definitely worth the effort. It always makes me giggle that baby puffins are called pufflings Cara x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Total CAS perfection. Great image and perfectly coloured and embossed detail is stunning. A brilliant take on the sketch and thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

Neets B said...

A genius way of using our sketch this week, love your selective embossing and the fish is lovely. Wonderful CAS creation.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

I'm just catching up on commenting, as I was away on a choir tour in chilly Derbyshire last week.
This is sensational and so perfectly CAS. The partial embossing although tricky was well worth the effort!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


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