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Monday 9 April 2018

CCM #209 Water

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is Water. Do please pop by the blog as there are a lovely wide variety of interpretations of the theme by the DT.

CCM 209 Water 02

I went for an underwater theme for my card. I started with the background to the scene by stamping Whimsical Waves from My Favorite Things in versamark and embossing with White detail powder onto a watercolour card. Then I just liberally applied various colours of Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and a couple of the blues from the Ecoline Watercolour Brush pens and then spritzed with water. I did add some extra colour directly to certain areas after it was dry in order to give some more depth and shade. I then went over the whole background with the clear overlay sparkle pen.

The three main embellishments are all Katy Sue Designs moulds filled with Paper clay and then coloured with Spectrum Sparkle pens. The jellyfish and most of the seaweed are dies from Magnolia and the other dies are from Marianne. The little shells at the bottom, the paper surrounding the scene and sentiments are from Heartfelt Creations’ Under the Sea collection.

A close up of the scene taken with the flash to show all the sparkle that sadly the camera doesn’t pick up properly with no flash:

CCM 209 Water Close Up

The scene was intended to look like a Porthole and I even had a large acetate covering for it that came from a pack of giant crumpets!! Waste not, want not. Sadly in the event it was really too deep and would have made it too front heavy for a card. It might have worked on a canvas but I still think it was too deep, so good idea, but practically not suitable. If the crumpet packaging had been used it would have obscured the waist end of the mermaid’s tail, but because I had already stuck the embellishments down before I realised the packaging wouldn’t work now there is a dip showing in the tai.l. It was meant to look like a mermaid swimming past the porthole and all you can see is her tail. I am bemused as to why it’s shaped like it is anyhow I would have thought a flat finished waist area would have been more practical, and if I had realised sooner I would have trimmed it up to fit against the black frame.

You can see what I mean in this pic@

CCM 209 Water 01

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critters - #13 Anything Goes with a Critter
A Inky Mess - #19 Anything Mixed Media Goes
CCC Digi Creations - #91 Include An Animal
Craftaholics R Us - #14 Birthday Cards
Crafter’s Castle - #4 Anything Goes, Option Dimensional
Creative Artiste - #37 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Fussy and Fancy - #209 Add a Sentiment
Love To Craft - #21 April: Anything Goes
Love to Create - #7 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Naughty or Nice - #50 So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (with a title like that and my project, how could I resist!) July 2014 Mixed Media
Papercraft Business Challenge - #5 Anything Goes, Option Birthday
Sheepski Designs - #13 Animal Magic
Simon Says Wednesday - Birthday
Simply Create Too - #137 Use Diecuts
That’s Crafty - Going Round In Circles
The House That Stamps Built - DCC44 All Creatures Great and Small

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  1. Beautiful make Lin....a gorgeous scene x

  2. Great card! I love your underwater life :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  3. Fabulous card Lin, love the detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. I love how you did the porthole! Great job! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges! next time!

  5. Cute birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  6. Wowza! Your card is awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  7. Gorgeous card Lin! What a fabulous underwater scene. So colourful and pretty!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  8. Wow! What a fabulous underwater scene! I especially like the mermaid fin, it's so textural. (if that's a word...) Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

  9. Goodness, Lin, that's amazing! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x

  10. This card is so cool!! I have never tried to play with paper clay - it looks like it would be so much fun. I love the picture that is all glittery! I usually make my mermaids glittery!! Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Business Challenge!!

  11. This is fabulous!! You created an awesome underwater scene and I LOVE the dimension and detail on those paper clay elements! The acetate sounds like a fun idea, but you definitely have the illusion of a porthole even without it. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  12. Oh how fun!! I love your adorable underwater scene! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

  13. I love the background you fact i LOVE the entire scene you created!!! It is beautiful and I love all the dimension! So creative! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  14. Beautiful coloured card. Love the details. Have a creative week. Judy

  15. This is one gorgeous card and a great interpretation of the theme, love it to bits. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  16. What a fabulous scene you've created! Love it!

  17. Love your 3d embellishments. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  18. Oh wow, your clay fish look amazing! Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice :)

  19. wonderful under the see szene :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    DT heike 🙂

  20. Wow, Erin! What a marvelous take on the challenge, and beautiful underwater scene full of fantasy and color! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  21. Hi Lin,
    Absolutely love your ocean theme. It's a shame that the acetate didn't work out for you but the porthole looks awesome as it is. Excellent job :) Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Join us at the Papercraft Business FB Group

  22. Wow! What an intricate and pretty design! Love the sparkle and the multiple dimensional elements... definitely shows you put a lot of time and effort into this card :) Thanks for joining us this month and hope to see you for our upcoming challenges at Papercraft Business!

  23. Beautiful work and your sparkle and layout is perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge #5. I hope you visit again for our #6 in May.

  24. I love this. The dimension you have achieved is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Good luck
    Lynda x

  25. Lovely work.Thank you for playing along the ATG challenge at the Crafter's Castle blog. - Priya Satish DT

  26. Ok - this has to be one of my faves this month! I love your 3D Shapes! How fun are those! You did a wonderful job!! Jess @ freshbyjess
    Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  27. Love your underwater scene, beautiful details and colouring. :) Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Juan @ Proud PB DT Member

  28. Great mix of textures and techniques on your card. Thanks for sharing at Love To Craft. Pippa DT

  29. Such a fun and sweet underwater scene - great texture .
    - Thank you for adding it to That`s Crafty challenge . DT -Dorthe ,


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