Saturday, 26 September 2015

Three Blokes on Camels

Hello.  Welcome.  My crafty space is a mess and cluttered with UFO's.  So I have decided to focus, grab some bits and put them together.  I am hoping today will be a record day for posting.  Best laid plans and all that stuffing.  So I'm getting the ball rolling with a quick and simple card featuring three blokes on camels.  And the colour blue.  You can't go wrong with a bit/lot of blue.

I cut a panel using Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and stamped and embossed using cobalt blue powder.  The stamp is Crafty Individuals Three Kings of Christmas.  Then I sprinkled turquoise brusho on the top and ultramarine for the sand, spritzed with water and moved the colours around with a brush.  A quick way to get a watercolour wash.  I stuck the panel onto a dark blue base.  I think the colours are much more intense in the real.  I rarely do quick so maybe, for a change, I might make a few of these.  Maybe in different colours?  It's a thought.....

Joining the fun at
Crafty Individuals September Challenge - Anything Goes
Papirlosjen - Monokromatisk
September Rudolph Days Challenge 
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Silent
Papertake Weekly - It Will Soon be Here 
CHNC Challenge 248 - Stick it Down

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm going to do 5 minutes of putting things away before I tackle the next UFO.  That sounds do-able doesn't it?  Hugz


  1. Fabulous card Gail. The brusho background adds to the magic. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  2. Stunning card, Gail. Gorgeous background and stamp! Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  3. Love your 3 blokes on camels. What about red/gold riding off into the sunset stuff! Looks great in the blue mind you. Must get my brusho's out for a play. Can you let me have one Of your 5 mins please as I have run out. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Very beautiful card,Gail.Stunning background and embossing.


  5. A fabulous card - I love the stamp you've used and it looks great against your brusho background.
    Kath x

  6. Your embossed Wise men look wonderful against your pretty blue skies. I think you should do more as these have a very hip sort of feel to them!

    Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph Days Challenge.

  7. Love this Gail, great Brushos effect, definitely should do more. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jeanx

  8. Giggle, love the heading, fabulous card, great image and gorgeous blues.

    Kath x

  9. Lovely card, the brushos colour wash looks great

  10. Så herlig kort :)
    Takk for at du deltar på Monokromatisk utfordringen hos Papirlosjen.
    Siri DT

  11. Came here from Rudolph Day challenge :)
    Lovely cas creation. Very fit for the occasion.


  12. lovin your blokes on camels! and the blue too, with a hint at purple perhaps?!
    hugs, annie x

  13. Gorgous card and lovely colours which look great with the stamp xx

  14. Now I get it... Obviously been working non chronologically through your posts and wondering about the UFOs!
    A monochromatic card is excellent for Christmas mass production and with nice stamps (such as the Crafty Individuals) this is all that's required. Lovely!

  15. Three blokes on camels .... I love it!

  16. Beautiful Brusho background, perfect for this CI stamp.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.

  17. Such a lovely traditional xmas image and the sky looks cool
    So glad I dropped in via the Rudolph Challenge
    Would love to have you drop in for a visit
    Dr Sonia

  18. Flott kort - fikk julestemning.
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på monokromatisk-utfordringen vår inne hos Papirlosjen.
    Smil fra DT-Ane Lene

  19. A lovely Rudolph Day card. I love how you've used the brushos. Barbxx

  20. Super Christmas card. Think it would look great in other colours too.

  21. Love your three wise blokes, the brusho background is beautiful : )

  22. Oh, my goodness......I LOVE this card.
    LOL @ 5 min of cleaning up. It takes me longer than 5 minutes to even decide which of the millions of things to put away!! Ha. I haven't been able to craft on my actual craft desk for weeks.....since the I have taken over the kitchen table now, too. :) It's so much more fun to craft than to organize......
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 248 - hope to see you again soon x


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