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Under the Sea July 15, 2012

Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
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This time around for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge, we have a beautiful seascape as our inspriation.  As we make our way through this hot summer weather, isn’t it refreshing to think of being in an underwater paradise surrounded by amazing fish and beautiful coral?  If you are unfamiliar with Through the Craftroom Door, it is an online publication for crafters that is jam packed with great ideas and tips about crafting.  Since it is online, there are no bulky magazines to store, no need to flip through endless pages manually… Just get on your computer, open it up, and do a search for what you’re looking for!

For this challenge, we have two sponsors.  A Day for Daisies is offering a $12 gift certificate to the store.  If you are new to these images, they are beautifully drawn images.  From realistic to fanciful, there is something to suit everyone’s style.  Our second sponsor, Bugaboo, is an extremely well-known digital stamp shop with images in all sorts of styles from cutesy to snarky, from cartoony to realistic.  They are offering 7 free digital images to the winner.

Creating this card was a lot of fun.  It uses the wonderful image  called Four Times Lucky, which is from ADFD.  I shrank the image down to approximately 1″x1″, knowing that would leave me plenty of room to arrange them on the card base.   After printing out the images, I punched them out using a Stampin’ Up punch.  The Koi are colored with Copic markers (BG10, YR07, & YR09).  The first background layer is blue cardstock from my stash.  I punched it out with the same punch as I used with the fish, but then cut it so that the fancy edges would line up and it would give the illusion of a border.  Then, I mounted that onto origami paper from Hobby Lobby.  The teal cardstock is embossed using a Cuttlebug and an embossing folder with Koi on it, although what mostly shows through is the water ripples, which is what I really wanted for this card.  The other half of the card is white cardstock that I used a combination of Adirondak Stream acrylic paint dabber, Distress Stain in tumbled glass, and Tulip glitter paint in blue.  The blue satin ribbon is from Michaels, and the metallic colored “studs” are by Imaginisce, set with my iRock tool.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

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Comments»

1. Elaine Langford-Pugh - July 15, 2012

What a brilliant entry sweetie… alot of work gone into it. Thanks for joining us over at PP this week
Elaine DT

2. Karen Stark - July 15, 2012

I love this Danielle!!! : )

3. emma oliver - July 15, 2012

lovely thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

4. Colleen Holmes - July 16, 2012

Love your card!! Very pretty! Thank you!

5. Diane J - July 22, 2012

Great project. Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR Use a Digi Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge. Diane x


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