Jul 10, 2016

Under the Sea at FSC

Under the Sea
is the theme this month at FSC.

You can use any medium you like, in any format,
as long as it has stamping as the focal point 
and fits our theme ~ 'under the sea'.

So this is your chance to show us your creativity!
It can be scrappin', journaling, canvas's, cards or altered art.
We would love to sea what you come up with 
(did you sea that pun?  I know...)


I've combined the Mermaid set with the Goldfish Pair from Stampendous for this make.
I had an idea of somehow making it look like the fish were circling the mermaid...it kind of worked...

Watercolor card was my substrate 
(sorry, I just wanted to use that word)
and plain old distress inks in twisted citrus and chipped sapphire were used. I think these colours work so well together.
I masked off the edges with stencil tape, worked out which order I wanted the images to be stamped in, then masked,
(fish, mermaid, clam, then the turtle)
and left the masks on while I inked the background.

A little extra ink splotched on with some plastic, and then some bleach.
Now, it is about at this time that I decided that I wanted more white space towards the top - so more bleach!
I like how it looks like the light is filtering down through the water.

The images are colored with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.
And of course a little white gel pen, because it just isn't finished without it.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,

there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

12 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the beautiful background and mermaid.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

No sorry at all ... you just wanted to annoy me really x x lol

Fantastic Dot she looks sooo pretty on the substrate used (lol).

Seriously the card is amazing.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Janice said...

See, you don't need design papers do you! What a super backdrop for your lovely mermaid. Great card to share with us at MAWTT, jx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Another fabulous card Dot. Your mermaid is lovely and the fish really do look like they're swimming around her. I love the colours that you've used and I especially like your use of the bleach. It does look like light filtering through, such a great effect. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Dot, great masking and stamping to achieve this lovely underwater scene. The bleaching does give a fabulous effect of light filtering down.
Hug, Avril xx

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable Image and your backrground looks amazing love your card
many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
hugs
Monika

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card and thank you for the info about how you created it. Thanks too for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Hi Dot, this is a beautiful card. Great background and wonderful underwater scene....fantastic!
Hugs Carola

Leanne Harris said...

Well done Dot! Loooove this one - very clever and very well thought through. Super use of bleach and colours are wonderful!
Lots of love, Leanne xx

Ellie Knol said...

Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper's TIMI challenge, LOVE your entry!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous underwater scene. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Anja said...

Wow that looks very beautiful :)
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
Anja