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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Under The Sea at Fashionable Stamping


Hello ,  it's time to tell you about the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and for this month the theme is  'Under the Sea'  and Flonzcraft are sponsoring one lucky random winner with a $20 spend in their online store.
For my card I began by cutting an oval aperture and then dragged my card through a very watery mix of Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress inks.  The piece behind the aperture was stamped with a free stamp from CS magazine.  I also stamped onto vellum and fussy cut  the sea horse which I coloured with Black soot DI and a white gel pen for the eye before attaching to the main image to give a translucent look. I added a mix of real and stamped shells and some greenery cut from the Sizzix Thinlits  Festive Greenery.
The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspirations , so why not pop over to the main blog and you will also find all the challenge details.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you're doing, I'm still trying to catch up after a couple of hectic weeks.
Avril xx

21 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

This is gorgeous!!! Thank you for the inspiration
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Mrs B. I love the floating effect that you have created here, and the colours have worked together beautifully. It makes me wish it was Summer.
Dot x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful project, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

A lovely watery effect for your underwater scene xxx

sally said...

The CS free stamp has been very nicely put to work here Avril! So glad I managed a visit here before heading off our jolly hollies.....

Sally x

Linda said...

Great use of that free stamp ..... love it!! xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Hi Avril such a gorgeous under the sea piece and the seahorse is an adorable focal image.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
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sirkkis said...

Super card ♥

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful, the shells are fabulous ! xx

Sandy said...

Wow!! It is sea horse season around Blogland. Living at the ocean, I really do appreciate the ocean inspired cards - really wonderful!
Sandy xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A wonderful card Avril. I like the use of the apeturel and the background colours are just perfect. I thinks it looks great where you've dragged the card through the colours as it gives a lovely watery effect. The shells then give your card the perfect finish. It's good to see that we've both put those free stamps to good use :). Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Pia S said...

Beautiful water color effect and a very well put together scene. I love your idea of coloring with black on vellum, it turned out beautiful!! I might try that next time I'm going to color a penguin, I'm not good at coloring black, but I'll try this.

Dortesjs said...

great card this.

chrissie said...

Terrific card with wonderful sea colours and images

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Avril. The sea horse does look like its swimming in the sea.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

Wonderful card with beautiful colours! Love all the sea details.
Mar xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely image used, fab colours...
 {aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Avril, this is definitely a fav of mine! I love underwater pieces and this one is incredible! Love the amazing background, and your focal piece with the seahorse is so beautiful!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! hope you had a great weekend! hugs :)

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Avril, this is a beautiful card. Wonderful sea colours, themes and shells.
Hugs Carola

butterfly said...

That's charming - the real shells are a lovely finishing touch to a great underwater card.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this under the sea scene - really lovely card! Chrisx