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Friday, August 7, 2015

Underwater World

Good morning!
 This is my first card using Make it Crafty ocean bottom digi and a Penny Black Mermaid.  Taylored Expression stitched frame die, Memory Box shells and seahorse die, fibers, and real shells in the corner.  I colored my ocean bottom with Copics and then cut it out.  My mermaid was stamped, colored with Copics then cut out as well.  The frame is popped up with foam tape and I added eyelash fibers to the outside edges (except the top) before attaching the frame.  I had to trim some of them...they were really long.  The mermaid's tail has Stickles on it.  The bubbles is an old stamp from Hero Arts.  They were stamped after coloring the background with Dylusions ink, water and Color Burst.  Then I added a bit of highlight to the bubbles with white pen.
This is a 4 panel accordion card made with the accodion die from Karen Buriston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I did not attach the ovals in this case so that it would photograph better.  The ocean floor is 4 different digi's from Make It Crafty and the images are all 4 from Make It Crafty as well.  I used a publishing program on my computer to make them the right size and right placement for printing so that they could be cut out with the rectangle die set.  The ocean floor is colored with Copic Markers and the images as well.  The top portion of the card is a combo of Twinkling H2Os, Copics and Distress inks.  I really had to work at it to make them all blend with my colored images.  I thought I had ruined it at one point but just kept working at it!! When finished and dry, I added cheesecloth and real shells to the top.  I have to say that I really like this piece.
I did both for my challenge on Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty challenge week.  You can find the challenge here and the info for becoming a Fan Club member here.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Just wonderful! I love sea-themed cards and am so glad you shared the ocean floor digi image.