Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Colours of the Sea Recipe Challenge at Crafting by Designs

I was sure this would be a tricky one this week! It's a themed recipe challenge over at Crafting by Designs and we are being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine. The theme is 'Colours of the Sea' and you have to follow the recipe.
Pick at least 3 elements from the list of 10 elements when following the theme:
1 - Mermaids
2 - Sand
3 - Coral
4 - Aqua/Water
5 - Orchid
6 - Foam/Lace
7 - Bubbles
8 - Scales/Sequins
9 - Sea Creatures
10 -Wild Card:  show your photo inspiration (Google or Pinterest)
Indicate which elements you used; interpretation is up to you!
So I used the Ebony Seakissed Mermaid and went a bit arty with my card! I have used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Salty Ocean to create and ombre background and edged it in Peacock Feathers and Black Soot. I used a blending tool to apply Peacock Feathers through a circle stencil. The reeds are the Visible Image Tall Grass stamp. The seahorses and starfish are from Chocolate Baroque, stamped in Black Archival ink from Ranger and embossed with Stampendous Transparent detail embossing powder.
I then used a few small bottle tops in the black ink to add bubbles and used my white Uniball Signo pen to add highlights to them. The image is coloured using Promarkers and mounted on black pearlescent paper so it stands out from the background.
I had a lot of fun making the background for this card! Hoping to do more like this!
thanks for looking and I hope you will join our recipe challenge!
Mo xxx


  1. Beautiful. You did a wonderful job on creating this. Love it.

  2. This is fantastic, love the image.
    Cat xx