Hello friends! Hope you had a great weekend! I’m so tired! I forgot how much work it takes to put together a garage sale! We had a nice day for it and it was a great turn out! We are happy to have gotten rid of those big items in our way around the house. We ended up donating the rest that did not sell. Thinking of this, I probably need to go through my craft stash and do the same…but somehow, it’s just so much harder to decide what to keep and what not to…the pile ends up changing eventually! LOL!
If you remember, I have also been participating in the ICAD 2018 challenge which I have been going into my craft studio each day and creating at least once a day. I can share with you the results of that each week as go, so be looking for that soon!
Today I have some fun “underwater” items to share:
Along with a fun painting retreat that I had went to in April this year…it was all the kick start I needed and then came the inspiration to blog again! I am happy that I did as I missed sharing my art and communicating with my fellow crafty friends here! 🙂
For the card above, I wanted most of the card to look underwater and that’s where I’ve used vellum and die cut out a wave at the top of it. I stamped the shoe image from above, the fish and underwater background stamp and colored with Copics. I added the sentiment banner and the awesome two toned pearls over the top. The edges of the vellum were sponged with blue ink and I added some blue sparkle on the waves.
Next, I have this really cool Jumb Tag that I’ve decorated with contents from this same kit! I’ve used this cover die and instead of die cutting with it, I’ve used it for embossing. Before I used the die, I covered the background with some distress inks and splashed some water dropplets over it. I colored the images with my Copic markers, fussy cut them out and attached to the background.
Here’s closer view of the images colored up. Hard to see in the photos, but I have covered the mermaid’s eyes as well as the fish eyes with some glossy accents. You can also see how cool looking those fish scale flat backs are…love the different shimmery colors in it! And to give you an idea of the size of the tag, it’s 4″ x 8″!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my underwater creations today and I’ll see you again with more of what I’ve been crafting! Have a great day!
I would like to enter mermaid tag in following challenge(s):
- Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSIC291)– inspirational photo:
2. Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (CIC447) – Magical Creatures