Friday, 11 June 2021

Nautical Birthday

Here is a card made with a new die from Simply Graphic. I love this company and would love to buy heaps more products, but I must pace myself! 
It is reminiscent of The Great Wave of Kanagawa a woodblock piece of art by Katsushika Hokusai. I tried doing a watercolour version in a class onboard Queen Elizabeth on our cruise from Japan to Vancouver. I didn't do very well! This doesn't have Mount Fuji in the distance or the boat riding the waves, but I find it quite a calming image, despite the ferocity of the sea.
After cutting out the die I water coloured the sky using little Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink mixed with water, creating the clouds by dabbing a piece of dry paper towel into the wet paint. I coloured the other sections of the die cut with deepening shades of Distress Oxides towards the bottom. and added some speckles for the foam with Dr Phil Martin's Bleed Proof White.
Since having my new kitchen, the induction hob has been not quite right. When I pressed for the front right zone to be used, the back right zone would be selected. I could alter it to the correct one, but it was irritating that it wasn't working as it should. After a second visit by an engineer, today it was finally fixed! Hurrah!

Watercooler Wednesday - All things masculine


  1. Fabulous diecut wave Chrissie, must check that company out! Love how you've created the cloudy sky and thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday and Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

  2. Your watercolored die cut wave looks fabulous, Chrissie! A beautiful CAS creation!


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