Monday, 21 August 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Under the Sea or at the Beach.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.

  Judy is hosting today and our challenge is Under the Sea or at the Beach.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule! 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

The background was done with Distress Oxide inks.
I love the way you are able to get both muted and vibrant colour with just one ink pad depending on the amount of water added before pulling the colour from the craft mat. When water is added direct to the coloured paper the ink reacts again giving lovely watermark effects which all work so well with this type of project.
If it's still too bright I like to apply a thin coat of Gesso, something I picked up from the lovely Brenda Brown which will tone the colour down.
The dies were Memory Box and Tim Holtz.
I finished it with clear gems to represent the bubbles.

I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Paper Artsy 2017 challenge: Topic 12 Hybrid Inks.


  1. This is stunning, love the dimension you've created and your lovely inky background. Love the gems as bubbles too. Hmm, too many loves, might need to swallow a thesaurus!

  2. What a wonderful underwater scene Angela and your Distress oxide background blends beautifully to your design. What a great sentiment for a finishing touch.
    Julie x

  3. This is gorgeous Angela, beautiful collours and a really interesting design. Have a fun week, Sue xx

  4. Fantastic underwater scene Angela, love the card shape.
    Hugs Pam x

  5. Super cool! Loving those distress oxide textures! Gotta get me some of those!

  6. This is beautiful, it really does have an underwater quality to it, have a great week xx

  7. I love this, Angela - quite beautiful! I always love anything with a sea theme.


  8. This is stunning, Angela - the whole effect is just mouth-watering! xo

  9. I love these gorgeous dies and your stamp work! A stunning card! Big hugs, Autumn

  10. Cool,clever card, love that die and how you've layered it. Wonderful Angela! Ruth xx

  11. Beautiful card and great idea!! Thank you for sharing
    . xxx

  12. I love the shape and the under water scene is beautiful Angela!


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