Saturday 2 June 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #137

Its been a very dramatic day here today. Phoebe woke up at 8am and immediately got a migraine. She vomited all day so I took her to the doctor around 5pm. They were so good with her and gave her injections with a painkiller and anti-nauseous medication. Its an hour and a half later and she is so much better!! Her migraines are getting much worse, so will be off to see her normal doctor this week to see what we can do about it.

I saw the code word for the current Addicted to CAS challenge and knew it was the perfect chance to use a new stamp set that has been quietly waiting for a chance to shine:

All of these stamps are from a new stamp set by Rosies Studio, its part of their 'Splendid' collection. I've been wanting to watercolour this whale for weeks!!

I started by stamping the whale with Versafine black ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS and heat embossing immediately with clear powder. Using Distress Inks 'Salty Ocean', 'Mermaid Lagoon', 'Chipped Sapphire' and 'Peacock Feathers' I coloured this whale 3x, drying it with my heat gun in between layers, to get this vivid colour. I fussy cut it out and added foam tape to the back.

The waves were stamped using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in 'Navy' across the middle of the card front to add a subtle background to the whale. I then stamped the sentiment in black and glued on a few blue and clear sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I'm also very excited because its time for another The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge for the month of June, and I'm DETERMINED to colour every day this time!! This watercoloured whale is for my Day 1!!

I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

I'm going to enter the Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge too as their theme is 'Masculine' and I feel this would be a good card for a man as well!!

I better go and check on Phoebe. She has finally had something to eat and is a bit more talkative now she's not feeling so nauseous. I'm dying to watch the latest episode of RuPaul's Drag Race on my iPad, in bed with my electric blanket on and Toblerone chocolate within reach.....heaven!!

Take care


  1. WOW! That whale looks amazing. Love the clean design and the burst of color. Hope Phoebe is feeling better and you can determine what's causing the migraines so you can do something about it.

  2. Your card is so fabulous! Love the great sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. Wonderful CAS card Shona!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx