Friday, 1 June 2018

Take Me to the Ocean!

Hello Everyone,  I hope all is well with you and yours and that you've enjoyed your day.

We have had a swelterer today, 24 degrees at one point, it was marvellous sitting out in the garden and watching the birds.

We have a few Starling families just now and it was just delightful watching the babies being fed by their  parents, what noisy babies they are too.

I've got blocks of berry suet hanging up and they just love it, but I've noticed that the Blue Tits and Gold Finches are enjoying them too, when they can get into them that is....the Starling are such bullies.

I've got a lovely little wooden plaque today, unfortunately the colours aren't showing up all that well. All the stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and the swirly green plants are from an Imagination Crafts stencil. To create the sand I've used Pebeo textured sand and coloured it with Starlight Paints, in fact all the colours are Starlight. I've added some lovely pearl sequins from SU.
I have a space on my bedroom wall which is dedicated to my sea world and beach projects, so this is another one to add to the wall.

Well that's another weekend about to start, have you got something planned or like me take it as it comes. We have to have some thunder and rain tomorrow, and for sure it is awfully sticky hot just now. 

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last card, most appreciated.

That's me for now,enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to,

29 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous plaque Kate and I love the colours. We had the most horrendous storm yesterday evening and well into the night. Far worse than last week I think. Yet it hsn't really made much difference since it is still quite muggy. I am always very wary of lightening, especially as bad as this was, because our house been struck by lightening twice, although not for a number of years thankfully. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Christine xx

rachel said...

I love this Kate - the planks work so well with the design ...beautiful. I love it to bits! Big hugs Rachel x

cotnob said...

A beautiful heart plaque Kate, such a lovely underwater scene - so pretty.
We have got a bird table for my Mum for her Birthday on Monday, she loves to watch the birds so we are hoping that it will encourage a few more into the garden for her.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mac Mable said...

A bit muggy with the occasional shower for us today and yes the thunderstorms are supposed to come shortly. No plans this weekend as we've been so busy fussing in the garden this week with all the wonderful weather we could do with the break. How fabulous to watch the Starlings and their babies, even if they are thugs x. Your plaque looks great Kate and I bet with the starlights it's all sparkly? Great texture from the sand and also great that you you have a 'sea world' wall to put it this beautiful plague onto too x.

Jannet said...

I love your underwater scene! The mermaid stamps are gorgeous, I am sure it looks wonderfull on your beach themed wall. Have a l lovely weekend Kate xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing wooden plaque!! Love the scene you have created and the colours!

aussie aNNie said...

wow Kate, this work of art is stunning..great stamping too. x[aussie aNNie blog]

meg said...

Stunning wall plaque Kate, beautiful stamps and colours.

Wendy L said...

It is a lovely time of year. My sister had a family of robins nesting in a plant pot, we were going to take 2 of my grandkids to see them but they had flown the day before. The swans were sitting on nests yesterday in the park.
Gorgeous plaque, xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful project, love it!

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
It must be fun watching those beautiful birds in your yard! I love birdwatching!
Your wooden plaque is a gorgeous creation!Love the colors and the stamps that you used!
Love the sea theme!!Well done!! Wishing you a happy June and a happy weekend!xxx
Dimi...

Mia said...

What a beautiful plaque, Kate. I had not thought that I could use stamps on wood. Thank you for the inspiration, my friend. Your underwater scene is gorgeous. Kisses!!!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kate, love the scene you have created and hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful plaque, love the colours and has a real ocean feel to it

Jennifer Johnston said...

A beautiful underwater scene you have created on your
wonderful plaque. Loving the plank effect too.
I do like to see a little bit of texture on projects like
this and your ocean bottom looks great. I'm sure it
will have pride of place on your wall. Enjoy your
Sunday Kate.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

MaryH said...

How clever to make this very cool & serene looking seascape to fit a niche in your room. I bet it is very soothing on the hot days too. It's unusual with the heart shape and love the addition of those fab sea pearls. YOu did a great job stamping on this with the perfect placement of all the elements. Enjoy your hot weather. TFS & Hugs (and yes, birds can be very mean...our cardinals are extremely bad to some of the tiny birds that come to eat).

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours and texture. We have been lucky, heavy rain yesterday but no storms thank goodness, 25 today, too hot for me.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous heart. Is it MDF? Its going to be a fabulous addition to your wall.
Been very muggy here. You can tell its warm when Mr D changes the 13 tog duvet down to a 10 lol!!!
Ang x

Sue said...

Kate, what a lovely wall hanging. The sea colors are lovely too. I love mermaids. Our granddaughter loves the ocean, and I am afraid someday she will move South away from the cold winters to be near the ocean. This piece is going to be lovely on your wall.

Hugs
Sue

Mi bitácora artesanal said...

Que bonito, me encanta!!! Te sigo. Besos

Sue said...

I love this Kate it's gorgeous! I have been sat watching all the lovely birds visiting our garden and the young ones too..huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

This is a stunning scene you have created . Your wall sounds delightful made up with all thing from the sea side. Birds are going bonkers in the garden here too. Hubby can't keep up with the supply of food. Lots of young families to feed. Hugs Mrs A.

Valerija said...

A great project. Love the scene you have created. Wonderful colours too.
Valerija xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Your plaque is gorgeous Kate, it has a beautiful beach/seaside feel with your lovely stamped mermaids and texture details.
Lorraine

Karen D. said...

just an awesome creation Kate...love the look.
xx Karen

Pat said...

You've painted it this with such pretty colours Kate and the CB stamps are beautiful over the top, and adore the textured sand and the green stencilled fronds. This will look great on your bedroom wall. x

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, what a fabulous plaque. Love the underwater scene and colours you used.
We have some birds nesting in a huge clematis we have growing over the garage that seem to come back each year, not really sure what birds they are but I do try to make sure there's enough food out for them. Whatever they are I love to see them.
Hugs Sue W.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A fabulous plaque, love the design. Marlene

Anet van Zyl said...

Wow this is just beautiful Kate. Love it. Your undersea scene is so pretty. Hugs Anet x