Friday, July 27, 2018

Shabby Sea Themed Card



Welcome friends and visitors! Today I have the honor of being Guest Designer for Cropstop challenge blog! Special thanks to the lovely Esther Asbury of Shoregirls Creations for inviting me! Please be sure to visit Cropstop and Shoregirl's Creations for some great inspiration!


I started by selecting a background stamped with a wispy seaweed stamp (far right) my good bud, Autumn shared on our crafty weekend at the lake. I added some Distress oxides in blues/greens and stamped a coral image from my stash in yet another blue oxide.


I used Tim Hotlz' Flourish mini stencil, Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste, and Ranger Distress Powder in Peeled Paint for yet more seaweed. The bubbles were created by making a stencil from the original Mixed Media die and running the texture paste over it. I removed the die cut and sprinkled with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Once the paste had dried, heated the powder to melt.


The shells were made using Tim's Seashells die. You can see how these were made in my tutorial. Tim's Funkie Floral #3 is such a versatile die; here I've used it to cut some inked scrap paper and Graphic 45 Sun Kissed paper to represent seaweed. A bit of Mercury Glass Stickles gives it shimmer.


 I fussy cut the turtles from the same designer paper and backed my panel with more of the paper from the collection. I purposefully left off a sentiment, since I don't know what occasion I will use it for.




I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you for stopping by and for all your wonderful, inspiring comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


16 comments:

  1. Sara -- what a gorgeous card you've created!! I just love all the layers and textures you've included on this sea themed masterpiece! So happy you could guest design for Cropstop today - you did a fabulous job!

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  2. Soft and dreamy, Sara ... you created such depth and dimension with this fabulous mixed media ocean scene ... the detailing is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  3. AWESOME love all the colors and texture!

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  4. Fantastic card and details, Sara Emily!

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  5. Congrats on your GDT post! Your shells are beautifully done and I love your seaweed! Your background is wonderful and has such a beachy feel with your colors. Of course, the turtles are just adorable :-) Hugs!

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  6. Oh Sara, what's not to love about this beautiful sea themed creation, the background is wonderful and I love the shells and the lovely underwater plants. You have created the perfect scene... Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Beautiful card! I love the sea theme and your background looks amazing with the shells and turtles - wonderful 😀. Happy Weekend! J 😊 x

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  8. This card has so much texture on it. I love how you created the background. It has such a lovely floaty feel to it. Thanks for joining Time Out. And you know this would be good for The Library Challenge-here is the link
    https://sandiesandie16.blogspot.com/2018/07/time-out-reminder-115.html

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  9. What a gorgeous sea themed card Sara!! I so love how you create your shells, they look so realistic! The background is gorgeous and you've created some fabulous depth to the scene!! Love this!! Have a wonderful day my friend!! hugs xx

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  10. Pięknie. Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Card Mania ;)

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  11. Absolutely love your shabby sea themed card. Fabulous textures and mixed media. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create and good luck! Michelle x

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  12. This is a beautiful card! I love the sea theme. Those die cuts are fabulous.
    Kate

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  13. Such a beautiful vintage card! I love when vintage mood meets under the sea theme, which is so fabulous and your card is no exception. Great texture and colors. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Marge
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  14. Wow, so gorgeous!! i love the sea theme and the details!! It looks so amazing!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Love the pastel colours here - such a dreamy look.
    Alison x

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  16. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

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