22 May 2020

Purple Onion Designs | Make A Splash!

Hello there, I am back to share my last card using the new Sunshine Lake collection from Purple Onion Designs. This is such a fun collection and I have really enjoyed using the images. Today I have a pool scene to share with you using Cosmo, Peony and Daphne. I have to admit, it didn't quite come out as I had planned, but I guess you win some and you lose some, sadly!

I started off by stamping Cosmo (Bear with Float), Peony (Mouse Floating) and Daphne (Beaver Swimming) on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured them with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and cut them out with scissors. Once cut out, I ran a black pen around the edges to neaten them up.
I set the images aside while I worked on my background using Copic Markers. I wanted to have them in/by a swimming pool so I first drew a pool in the bottom left hand corner and then drew a line above it where the tiling would end and the grass started. I used the lightest colours of Copics to map out the drawing and then coloured in using the darker shades. I added lines to the area around the pool to create tiles.
I had originally planned to stamp the images directly on the background piece and draw the scene around them but forgot and only realised half way through! Hence why they are stamped on to separate pieces. I think it would have worked better stamping and masking but never mind!
I stamped the sentiment in the top left hand corner from the Sunshiny Sentiments Set and then adhered the background piece to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I then added Peony with tape runner in the pool, Daphne jumping in to the pool with foam tape and Cosmo standing at the side with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few white gel pen highlights.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
COPIC MARKERS: Mouse - W5, W3, W1, W0, R12, R00. Costume - R85, R83, R81. Rubber rings/floats - V17, V15, V12, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11. Goggles - V15, B00, B000. Beaver - E49, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21. Outfit - V17, V15, V12, Y17, V15, V13, Y11. Bear - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, R12, R00. Costume - BG49, BG15, BG13.
You can buy the new stamps from the Sunshine Lake release separately, or as a bundle of 27 image stamps and 6 sentiments for a 30% discount. This offer is valid until 31st May 2020.
If I get a chance, I would like to remake this card and try and get it to more like I was thinking it would look in my head. I sadly ran out of time though! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I do very much appreciate it. I hope you are doing well and have a lovely day and weekend. Take care.


  1. I think this came out GREAT! Totally adorable and I love your drawing/creating the parts that you need to make this fun scene.


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