Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Underwater Mermaid Build-a-Scenery Watercolored Card


Happy Tuesday! Jessica here from Polka Dot Orchard

I'm back with another build-a-scenery card. This time it is an underwater mermaid scene. Mermaids are such beautiful creatures (if only they were real) and when I saw this stamp I knew I had to have her, she is absolutely stunning.


SumMore Fun has some amazing scenery stamps and I can only hope to own them all one day. I love that with these stamps I have so many options when it comes to creating a beautiful scenery and that I am not tied down to one image. For this card I stamped all my images onto a piece of Canson 90 lb watercolor paper and painted it using Prima Watercolor Confections. I painted some Shimmer into the mermaid using pearlescent watercolor, (the cheap stuff from Joann's). I did mask off parts of the stamps used to create the ocean floor. To do that before inking my stamp, the areas I did not want to stamp I covered with tape, and after inking and before stamping down I removed the tape.

  SumMore Fun Build-a-Scenery stamps used:


I embellished my underwater scene by hand stitching some tan twine and then adding some washi. I decided to add some black trim to the side which was cut with a metal die for my craft stash out of a piece of black cardstock. The sentiment "SWIMMING BY TO SAY" was hand punched with some letter punches that I bought so many years back. I then attach the letters to my scene after running them through an Xyron sticker maker. I felt that sentiment was perfect because the mermaid looks as if she is waving at you. The wave embossed cardstock was created with a Darice wave embossing folder and my Sizzix BIGkick. I attached that to my card front first followed by attaching my foam mounted underwater mermaid scene. I also added a real seashell to the corner of the card. Yes, that seashell is actually purple and oh so pretty.

Now, for the inside I wanted to make it look as if the mermaid was swimming around so I did some partial stamping. I love the look of the large bold single word stamps like the "hello" stamp I used here (random stamp from craft stash). I finished up by wrapping some twin at the edge of my panel. Well, that is it for todays post, I hope I have inspired you in some way and that you decide to give scenery building a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Just wanted to say hi!

Just wanted to say hi!

Good Morning crafty friends.
I'm here
today to share a
Card I made using Victorine Originals Stained glass butterflies and a sentiment "Just wanted to say hi!".



I started out by stamping the stained glass image. I then took my glitter gel pens and started coloring making sure I was attaching each butterfly as it should be.
I did have to draw one small line to make one butterfly look right to me. But other than that, it was fairly easy to get it right. Being stained glass, its almost like a puzzle in a way.  And I love puzzles so it was fun to color.
I then cut my image down and attached it to my color layers to make it stand out.
I added the sentiment for a sweet hello card.

Ive also been given the hint to do something completely different with this same image by Sabrina, our wonderful boss lady.
So look back in a few weeks as Ive already started playing around with her idea.
Want to see more of my creations?
Stop by my blog and look around.
https://thetigershaven.blogspot.com

Also... Dont forget to join in our Mood Board Challenge going on right now
Here is the mood board



Remember you can use anything from the mood board to inspire you.
Something from a picture or even a color.

Head over and link up for your chance to WIN. And the prize DOUBLES if you use Victorine Originals stamps or Raisin Boat stamps.
If you dont have any, you can order them here.
And guess what...
How about a discount code for you to use?
10% off!! WOOT!!!
Click the link below and the code will already be added.
https://victorine-originals.myshopify.com/discount/AMY10


Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Rain Forest Foilage

Good morning, Sharon here from Mollie Moo's Crafty Place. I'm taking over the blog with the Rain Forest digi stamp that you can get for free for a limited time.



I printed the digi stamp on to white card and colored with alcohol markers. I then stamped the sentiment which was from the Oops a Daisy stamp set. This was matted onto green card and a white card base.  Lastly I added black dots with a fine tip pen.
Simple card but gave me the chance to do some coloring!

Rain Forest Foliage is available free as a digital stamp for this week only.


It is also available as a rubber stamp in 3 different sizes, if you order the rubber stamp you get a SVG outline of the stamp for free!

Have you checked out our latest SumMore Fun Mood board challenge? You could win a gift certificate for the store. Oh and the prize doubles if you use stamps from from the store! 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


There are only a few rules to follow so what have you got to lose?

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.