Friday, 26 July 2019

* Seahorses


I have been adding to my Rubber Dance stamps and last week this awesome set of Textured Sea Creatures arrived along with the Doodle Borders Set 1.

Over at the Rubber Dance blog and Facebook group they have a monthly colour challenge and I thought I would make a card for that with these new sets.
 Here is my card:

I tried several backgrounds before I settled on this one. It was so easy to make - just a stencil, some Prussian Blue and Lime Green Brushos powders and a spritz of water. When it was dry I added a spritz of iridescent gold Glimmer Mist for a bit of sparkle.  I stamped the leafy Doodle Borders in shades of blue and green, opting for both distress inks and archival inks. White paint splatters were flicked over the entire background, then I edged the background with a touch Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and then the tiniest amount of Faded Jeans.
The seahorses, sand dollars and star fish were coloured with Copic markers and given some white Posca pen highlights. They were glued directly onto the background.

That's all from me today.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers #238 Here Comes Summer 28/07
Lavinia World Challenges AG 29/07 Honourable Mention
Addicted to Stamps #351 AG 30/07
Rubber Dance Colour Challenge 31/07
Cardz 4 Galz #101 Sun Sea and Sand 31/07
Moving Along With The Times #102 Splish Splash 31/07
QKR Stampede #358 AG 01/08
*A Place to Start July AG 03/08 TOP SPROUT
The Library Craft Challenge Gift from the Sea 10/08
Crafty Creations #395 AG 12/08


lichazul said...

super awesome card!
have a great day

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Creations for this fortnights challenge.
Crafty Creations DT

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the colors and the seahorses!

Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love the background and the seahorses are so cute. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Carole, great design. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Carole! What a brilliant use of beautiful colors and a fabulous underwater scene! It's gorgeous! Such a pleasure to see your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Magnificent love this Carole an amazing designed project.x

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful work! I love the images and you have created a wonderful environment for them!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
A Place to Start Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge

Steph Ackerman said...

Such a pretty scene you've created. Thanks for sharing at Lavinia WOrld.

Wendy L said...

What an amazing card, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT , xxxx

Anonymous said...

I just love that background and those copic seahorses look like water paints. Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month.
Scarlett xoxo

Sherri said...

Gorgeous background for this beautiful card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge!

Furrbster said...

This is gorgeous - I love your watery background!

Thanks for playing along at MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Carole
Gr Karin

Susan Renshaw said...

Great design. Love the seahorses and the background!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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Linda Handford said...

I love your seahorses, I'm going through a seahorse crafting phase at the moment. Thank for joining in with the Cardz 4 Galz challenge

Electra said...

This is so pretty!

Marina said...

I love this card - the splashy Brusho background is so right for the theme and I love the seahorses with the text and the white highlights. Thanks for joining The Library

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

Beautiful stamping and coloring, perfect for our splish splash theme. Your background is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times!

Monica C. said...

Carole, this is beautiful! You did a great job on taking the colors into your card. I love it!
Hugs Monica