In looking through some challenge blogs I realized that the Sisterhood of crafters challenge was another I could enter into with this card. My Hero Arts stamp set is approximately 12 years old and the GKD set is at least 5 years if not more, so I am able to use this card for two challenges.
When playing yesterday, I couldn’t resist making a background that I thought I would use for this challenge. My mind went in a different direction while I was waiting for it to dry and I ended up making the generic one, and although I used a small piece for the balloons I still had this lovely background left. After adding it to a square card front I thought it would make a nice ocean look card so I dug out my Newtons Nook set, a very old set from Hero Arts, and one from GKD. I stamped the octopus and fish on coloured card stock scraps and used a Sakura glaze pen to colour in certain sections. Of course the colour unexpectedly changed on contact with the yellow and became a green and on the teal fish it changed again to a different green. But the predominant colours are still pale teal and yellow so I think it fits the colour challenge. I stamped the shells (Hero Arts at least 12 years since purchase) masking and fussy cutting and added the smaller one as a separate piece. The sea fronds are from GKD and I stamped and fussy cut those along with the sentiment from the same set. I used a fairly thick foam behind the shells so I would have room to add things behind them. I tucked in the octopus as you see it and then added the fronds mostly flat behind and on the edge. Added the fishes and some tiny gems for bubbles. This mineral paper makes wonderful backgrounds and I’m going to try some of my color burst powders next.
9 thoughts on “Ocean Theme”
I like the ocean scene! Such fun characters in your ocean.
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FANTASTIC scene and WOW what a beautiful & perfect background! You go girl!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!
Perfect background for a great ocean scene. Now the tune “Under the Sea” will be going through my head all day.
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I’m humming as I type. Glad you like it.
LOL…I’m chuckling over Gerry’s “Under the Sea” remark and now that song is in my head too. Beautiful background, Johanna, the water is great and your combination of sea creatures and sea weed created a lovely scene.
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Thanks Gayle. I like doing ocean themed cards as you know.
This is such a fun underwater scene! The background is incredible! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues and for making my color combo look so appealing.
Hi Johanna! I love the way you used our challenge colors! Such a fun design.
Thanks for playing at Color Hues!