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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Summer of Colour #2

What ever possessed me, an orange seahorse! Shocking! Yes shocking or hot pink as well, those are this week's colours on The Summer Of Colour Challenge Blog.

I have been looking for a seahorse stamp for a while but unable to find one so I had to source this drawing from the internet.

I stencilled the background with texture paste a few days ago in readiness adding Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade to colourise it.

I had a piece of ribbon handy and picked out the buttons, seashell and starfish beads to add to it. I inked and embossed my seahorse and there we have it.

You can't fit much more on a twinchie (which is a 2 inch square piece of art for those who are bemused by the term)

Thanks to everyone who commented on my twinchie last week. Sorry if I didn't make it back to you but I was having a lot of trouble locating blogs on the ever increasing link list over on the challenge site. I have tried to look at everyone on the facebook group instead but have been quite overwhelmed by the numbers.

31 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love, love it. I can't believe you were able to make this in practically no time at all. It took me FOREVER to make mine. Yours is stunning.

Halle said...

Amazing that you can get that many things onto such a small canvas. Love it!

Mandy said...

Sweet...x

Tammie Lee said...

charming seahorse ~

Kristin said...

Oh, this is just adorable! I love your seahorse and the molding paste adds such great texture. So much color on such a little surface, it's amazing, xoxo

helena said...

love it and amazed you have all that on a small canvas

Pamela Haun said...

Wow, I can't believe how much gorgeous color and texture you managed to aceive on a 2 inch square. Love it.

Dawn said...

Awe BJ this is fantastic, just my colours too!! The seahorse is beautiful, fab find and I love the embellies.
Huge hugs x

Tracy said...

This is great. I like the way you've used the hot pink and orange for a subject that normally uses cool colours. It works so well.

Anne Manda said...

Lovely, that color combo works beautifully here! <3

Gloria in CA said...

I think it's shockingly wonderful and very creative. Nice work.:)

Cheri said...

It is so cute! What do you do with the 2" squares once they are done? Cheri #23

Kim said...

Gorgeous! I just love seahorses!

Ali H said...

How cute is he !! Love your colourful choice for this weeks challenge ! Ali x

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Great way to use the prompts and I really like the buttons... they really finish it off beauifully

joy said...

Love this cute seahorse! What a sweet little twinchie.

I used some of my leftover background to cut into twinchies and will use them later to make collages.

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, BJ :). Yes, now I know what they are, and I think I shall like to try make one twinchie-booklet next week :). LOVE what you did with the sea horse, must be wonderful to live in the sea where all in there so bright and not just blue-ish :).

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love this pink and orange twinchie (reading your blog backwards, so ignore my WWW comment - LOL!)
Rinda

sharon said...

Really cute love the buttons they make it pop out at you.

Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE your seahorse! Valerie

Sharon Fritchman said...

Valerie! You made this card is no time! You are amazing! I love your seahorse and everything about how you used the SOC colors this week!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Beautiful! i love the ribbon and button embellishments:)

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

I love sea horses and yours is a really Beauty!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi BJ! Just stopping by to thank you for your visit to my blog and to apologize for calling you be the wrong name! I am so sorry!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi again, BJ! I love your sense of humor!!!

Jez said...

A lovely piece. I don't know how you get so much detail on a twinchie. Your drawing of the seahorse is great.

dawn said...

WOW, this is so cute and tiny! I love seeing little things, what a cute name for this size. The orange seahorse is perfect and the background is beautiful. This would look great in my bathroom actually!!

Giggles said...

I think it's so pretty.I remember my mom had seahorse plaques in the bathroom when I was growing up in the late 50's.

Hugs Giggles

Natasha said...

I love seahorses. It is amazing to me how much you can fit on such a small space. Beautiful use of the colours this week.

Carolyn Phillips said...

This looks great fun.

Nat S said...

beautifully composed!