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Monday, 21 August 2017

CCM #194 Under The Sea or At The Beach

We have been having a Summer break at Crafty Cardmakers, but we are back to day with a still summery themed challenge of either Under the Sea, or At The Beach.

194 Under The Sea or At The Beach2

I started with the background which I created on my A4 Gelli Plate, by brayering on some Fresco paint from Paper Artsy in three different ‘sea’ shades of blue. I used a Tim Holtz Texture tool to scrape through to give the impression of movement in the water, and also dabbed some cling film over it in a few places to add to the movement.

I stamped a few fish and bubbles, a seahorse and a rock for one of my mermaids to sit on, along with some seaweed.

My mermaids are from Hunkydory and I stamped them onto white card and coloured in their skin and hair, and then re-stamped their bra tops and tails onto shimmer paper, and paper pieced those over the top. One mermaid has a small gem for her necklace and the other has three in her hair.

I diecut lots of Sheena Douglas Floristry and Magnolia Seaweed dies in the same shimmer paper as the tails, but in twi different shades of blue/green. I also diecut several strips of a Marianne die that has lots of little fish on it, in three different shades of the shimmer paper, plus in a lovely frosty linen look paper and scattered them around.

Prills Close Up

The bottom of my sea is a combination of some glass round gems and prills. My Mermaids were added on foam pads to give dimension.

I am entering this into:-

A Bit More Time To Craft - #50 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Aug: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - #16 Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - #64 Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - #65 Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Aug: Anything Goes
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - #64 Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop - Monthly Link Up #25 Anything Hand Coloured Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - #1734 Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Aug: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - #8 Aug: Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - #16 Anything Mixed Media Goes

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  1. Wow beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  2. I loooooove this it's great!!!

  3. Oh so pretty! It is a beautiful sea scene! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  4. Hello Lin… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely underwater themed card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  5. Fabulous scene you've created Lin and love all the details and shimmer. Have a great week xx

  6. How gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Create & Inspire this month. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Maria (DT)

  7. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Carla DT

  8. Lovely card!!! I love it!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator

  9. A gorgeous creation! thank you so much for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge x


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