Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Diver Daniel (Deedee's Digis)

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm participating in the Digi of the Month (DOTM) challenge at Deedee's Digis. This is a progressive challenge. Since I played along last month, I received the June DOTM for free. You can join at any time... the current DOTM is offered at a reduced price so now's the time to go check it out!


I made this card for Brian! He has a tough time at work sometimes and this card is for encouragement. I started with a leftover snippet of watercolour paper and sponged Distress Inks (Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Broken China) on the smooth side to create an underwater background. Using a rubber stamp (Magenta Zebra Stripes) and water, I stamped the inky background repeatedly to add the look of waves. I love the effect of the water-stamping on Distress Inks! Then I die-cut the watercolour panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and a couple more in navy cardstock for a frame.  I layered the frame so it would look like a picture frame.
Magenta Zebra Stripes
Using the precoloured images, I fussy-cut Diver Daniel, the rock formation, and fish from Deedee's Diver Daniel DOTM set, along with the turtle from Deedee's Go with the Flow set and the goldfish from Deedee's Goody Jars set, and affixed them to the underwater background. Diver Daniel is popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from Deedee's Life's a Beach set. Lastly I added a number of sequins.


I would also like to support these fun challenges:  Beccy's Place June AG UE; Clique Kits June AG 2/3; Come and Get It For the Guys 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting Musketeers Shades of Summer 1E: Crafty Gals Corner The Great Outdoors 2/2; Creative Corner Just for Boys 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; CropStop Linky Party #5 (used Distress Inks) 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Seaside UE; DL.ART June Linky AG 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday For a Boy or Man 1/3; Die Cuttin Divas Masculine 1/3; DRS Designs Just Beachy UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday AG Use a Frame 1/4; Fresh Brewed Masculine 1/5; Get Creative For the Boys/Fathers 1/3; Great Impressions AG 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Masculine 1/2; Love to Scrap AG 1/3; Loves Rubberstamps Masculine UE; Magenta Summertime 1E; Not Just Cards AG UE; Paperbabe Stamps AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty Use your favourite embellishment (sequins) 1/3; {PIN}spirational Photo (inspired by the masculine theme and the water) 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Watercolour paper was a snippet 1/3; Scribbles Designs Feathers, Fins, or Frog Legs 1/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; The Corrosive Pile it On (images, challenges, sequins) 2/3; The Crafter's Cafe AG 2/3; The Stamping Boutique Summer Fun 1/?; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. I have candy!  Check out my 2-year Blogiversary celebration post here.

61 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Awww... I'm sure Brian loved getting this! You're always so thoughtful, Kitty! And I love the way you created that wavy background with layers of ink to add depth.

Lori said...

So fun - that duck is so cute! Great card to cheer up Brian!

jimlynn said...

He's going to love this! So cute and love the "water" and the way all the images make it look like an under water scene! Glad you joined us at Deedee's this month too Kitty.
Lynn

Di said...

Oh Kitty - this is such a fun card! Brian is sure to totally love it - all the detail, great sentiemtn and of course that darling duck!

Hugs

Di xx

vinita jain said...

Darn cute scene created, love it Kitty! Love the underwater colored BG with cute image and the waves impression too!

scrappymo! said...

So darned cute!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Kitty!! I love the underwater scene you've created!! Brian will love it! The details you added are just perfect!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kuni said...

Beautiful fun card.
Hugs
Kuni

Jo said...

Love this Kitty, great fun
Jo x

Camille Short said...

So pretty with that background. :D

DIANA L. said...

This is so super cute anyone would love this sweet card. I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #157 “Fathers Day” Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Kitty, such a wonderful underwater scene.
Pauline
x

Bad Kitty said...

very nice
hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love how you made the water so it looks so realistic. This card reminds me of these cards we had as kids, where there was some scene like an ocean and then you had stickers like of fish to add to it. It is very nice.

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty, great idea with this beautiful card for your hubby! It's so fun and the sentiment made me smile!! This sentiment remember me the fish Dory in the cartoon Finding Nemo... Shut up and swim.... swim and shut up.... swim and swim... :))
Your background is another great idea: the zebra stamp with water gives a fabulous effect!! It seems really an underwater scene! The fussi-cut images look very well! So pretty card!

Carol L said...

I'm ready to dive right into the water with Daniel - it looks so cool and refreshing! Fun card!

Annette Allen said...

what a cute little scene you created.. so fun

Donna said...

Awesome scene Kitty, I'm sure this brightened Brian's day!

Barbara Godden said...

Great scene, fabulous fussy cutting. love your background, I think I have that stamp too...better get looking for it. TFS.

Naz Smith said...

Beautiful Card. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com.au/
Naz xxx

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - another completely awesome and totally fun scene!! Your water is so cool the way it is sponged - what a gorgeous ombre effect!! You have done a fascinating job coloring and cutting out all those super fun digi's!!! You rock and I hope you are having a beautiful day!!

Beccy said...

Such a cute card KT, I love all the little images. The duck with the snorkelling equipment is adorable. I'm sure Brian will love it.
Cheers,
Beccy

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

What an adorable scene! So cute and all those animals, fun! Beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge this time, hope to see you soon!
Jennifer, DT

brenda said...

A real fun underwater scene Kitty.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is such a cute and fabulous scene Kitty. It made me smile.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fun fun fun is what this gorgeous card represents....love it.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Goodness, this is SO adorable! Love the under the water scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Lillian A said...

Aw, this is so cute and love the addition of the sequins. Thank you for entering our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

Pamellia Johnson said...

So much fun Kitty! Love that water background and all the cute little sea creatures! The sentiment reminds me of a scene from Finding Nemo with Dory, haha! hugs :)

Shelia said...

Adorable! Gotta love those precolored images, saves so much time! Thanks for sharing with DRS Designs.

Ema Martinez said...

Fabulous BG! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

marion said...

this card made me smile, lovely, have a great day, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Carole Dion said...

Cute and funny card, thanks to taking part of the Magenta challenge :)

CA Scrapper said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Leslie

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is super cute, Kitty! I LOVE all the little under the sea elements! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

nwilliams6 said...

Fun card - so many cute images. Great underwater bg you made. How wonderful this card went to encourage someone - that is the best kind of card. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

Petra Raams said...

what a funny card! thanks for joining the june challenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

CropStop LLC said...

Great quote and I really like the crystals as 'bubbles' great idea! Thanks for entering the CropStop Linky Party!

L.B. said...

Thanks for playing with Die Cuttin' Divas this week. Very cute.

Rebecca Billard said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Kathy D. said...

What a neat way to make the water using that stamp! Also love how you added the turtle in from the other set!! Your a good momma to encourage your son!! Thanks for playing in the Digi of the Month Challenge at Deedee's Digs!!
Kathy D.
Deedee's Digis Sponsorship Coordinator

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "it’s a guy thing” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

Monika Reeck said...

ooh this is soo soo cuute

what a sweet scene you made and so many cute Images too
love this Kitty
hugs
Monika

Michelle said...

Really cute. Lovely background.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck, hope we see you next time.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Crafting Musketeers said...

Beautiful , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

Annalisa G said...

Love this! Your water color background is awesome and all the little images are super cute. Thanks for joining us at the stamping boutique challenge blog -Annalisa (DT)

Marcy said...

This is so adorable and love the underwater scene! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Kitty, what a great combo of images! I adore this card. :-D Time for my DT hat -- Thanks for playing along at Deedee's Digis DOM this month.
NanaConnie DT

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous Kitty wow love it fabulous make hun xxx

Therese Engström said...

Cute card :-) Thank you for joining us in CCC.
Hugs from Therese, Creative Corner DT

Kerrie Brown said...

thank you for entering your lovely card in to the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps

Hugs Kerrie x
Paperbabe DT

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous card KT! Thanks for all the info on how your card was created! That's awesome!

And thanks for joining us and supporting our challenges at Scribbles Designs...

Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

Kat said...

another cute card! i love the sea theme! thanks again for playing along with clique kits! xo!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Cute card!

Colortypes Sophie said...

So fun! Thanks for playing along at Clique Kits!

Tyra Babington said...

the water inked background is fab! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

Caroli Schulz said...

That cuky is o so cute! Love the colors and happy mood of your card, lovely!
So glad you are playing along with us at this challenge at Clique Kits!

Donna Espiritu said...

nice card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Clique Kits

Sarah said...

such a cute card! Glad you could join us @Clique Kits!

Deanne Saunders said...

Such a cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Allie Stewart said...

Such an adorable card!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Clique Kits :)