Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Beside the sea #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. After decorating the monolith that I shared yesterday I decided I needed to make a matching card too, lol, and here it is …

A 5" x 7" card
Lots of lovely texture and depth
The beautiful seahorses
The beautiful shimmering seahorses

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

Visible Image Stamps Facebook May Link Your Projects

I used distress ink pads along with Visible Image fibres stencil to add detail to a piece of white card. Once I had inked it up I sprayed it with water and heat dried the ink.
I stamped the seahorses onto snippets of white card using Versafine black ink pad. Once the black ink had dried, very quickly, I inked up the seahorse again with Pebeo Dyna paints and overstamped onto the black to colour the beautiful seahorses. I fussy cut the seahorses and put them aside.
I attached the stencilled card onto my card blank and trimmed it where necessary. I stamped the sentiment and bubbles.
I glued one of the seahorses onto the left hand side of the card. I attached a piece of white mesh fabric onto the right hand side of the card using 3D glue gel. I shaped the second seahorse with my fingers to round it then glued it over the fabric, using the 3D glue gel again.
I glued the beads and resin bling circles onto the card and now I have a matching birthday card to match the seahorse monlith!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Image Stamps: Fibres stencil; Seahorse stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7’” card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pads: Broken China; Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide ink pad: Cracked Pistachio
Versafine IP: black
Pebeo Dyna acrylic paints: Iridescent Blue Green; Iridescent Copper; Iridescent Gold
Pebeo studio acrylic paint: Chrome Green
Brown Bakers Divine Twine
Hobbycraft: Mesh fabric
Buddly Crafts: Beads
Craft Box: Bling resin circles; sea charm
Collall 3D glue gel
Collall all purpose glue


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So much lovely texture here...and perfect beach colors. Love the sentiment, too! Just gorgeous ! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Surf's Up!" Challenge!

sarascloset said...

Another gorgeous sea themed project, Karen! I never will tire of those seahorses! You have painted them to look soooo realistic! Hugs! Oh, and of course, we are delighted you shared this with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Super cool duo of seahorses
Dr Sonia

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! Those sea horses look so real. You did an amazing gob with the colors and texture. Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Stencil Challenge.
♥ Mindy

SewPaperPaint said...

Karen, this is out of this world beautiful! I love the seahorses and your fabulous background with the cheesecloth. Such an inspiring make. Hugs, Autumn

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful shimmery under the sea take on the Frilly and Funkie Surf's Up challenge! Love the sea horses and how they are floating along in the frothy watery background. Thanks for playing along with us in the Surf's Up Challenge!

Maura said...

Your seahorses are awesome, Karen! Love the beautiful background on your card for them. Just delightful! Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

cass said...

Beautiful seahorses. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "All creatures Great and Small" challenge.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is so fun, I love your colors
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

creationsnz said...

Such fabulous texture Karen and a lovely card.

creationsnz said...

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafters Café, we hope you come again, CarolG

sarascloset said...

Back to say congratulations on being one of our Top Three Picks at Frilly and Funkie! Amazing seahorses! Hugs!

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Beautiful card! Love the seahorses and your fabulous background. Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

BożenA said...

WOW, wow, wow !! Amazing background and beautifully done seahorses. The card is very beautiful!
Thank you for Happy Little Stampers Watercolor.

Linda said...

WOW! I love the effect you've created on this, the background looks amazing and the sea horses are stunning. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx