Friday, 2 February 2018

Sea Horse Card!

Hello, its so nice of you to visit my little blog!  Thank you very much.  This is a card I made last year for my very good friend Anne's birthday but never blogged it.  Anne also sent me the little Tim Holtz sea horse die cut, along with many more, as I don't have the die set, thank you so much Anne!



The background is done with my Encaustic Art waxes and craft iron.  I don't use them as often as I should.  I sealed the wax with a special sealer so it doesn't scratch then mounted the piece on a white card blank.  Popped the little seahorse in the corner with a blue stone for the eye.  I shouldn't say it about my own work but I absolutely love this!  With Encaustic, you can never get the same effect twice. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Melt It.
That's Crafty - Feeling Blue.
Country View Challenges - Anything But Cute.

Thank you again for visiting me!  Take care.  Christine xxx

23 comments:

Redanne said...

Chris, you know already that I totally adore this card and if it is possible, it is even more beautiful in real life! Your encaustic work is stunning and I am so thrilled that you have added it to Julia's challenge over at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

Jane Willis said...

Oh and you've made me want to get my waxes and iron out - I forget sometimes how gorgeous encaustic art can be. I've often combined it with stamping but never with die cuts - this is gorgeous and the seahorse is perfect for the watery cavern effect you have created.

Marina said...

Wow - this is magical! I've never used this technique - it's so unusual.

LesleyG said...

Wow that is so effective, and I just love sea horses ! Xxx

dutchess said...

That is just stunning Chris wonderful work with the wax background....xxxx

Jannet said...

I love your encaustic art Chris, it is amazing how you have achieved that beautiful pattern. My mother tried encaustic art some years ago and I think she still has the iron and waxes I will have to see if I can have a play with it one day, but I imagine it is very tricky xx

Fliss said...

Wow! Your encaustic background looks amazing Chris and also quite frosty too, really love that effect and the white seahorse pops so well against it.
Thanks for joining in our blue challenge and wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss xx
PS: Thanks so much for your lovely comments and much appreciate your support (now wishing for my iPad emojis)

Sue said...

Oh wow Chris this is totally stunning! what gorgeous colours it's really pretty huggles Sue xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is fabulous Chris, I would love to see it up close and study all the texture and movement you have created by heating up the wax. Amazing creation. Thank you so much for sharing over at That's Crafty.
Best Wishes Tracey DT

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Chris quite fascinating what on earth is encaustic art wax guess will have to ask google but not now tooooooooo tired.
Awesome card real ethereal feel about it.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Jane said...

Such a beautiful background for your seahorse. A super card. Thanks so much for joining our anything but cute theme for Feb over at Country View xx

AlisonC said...

I think you are allowed to love your own work. The background is intriguing and I would never have known how you did it. It has amazing depth.

Mia said...

Soooooo cute and beautiful card, Chris!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Mrs A. said...

Yipes Chris, I have no idea how you have done this but it is fantaatic. Looks just like a series of underwater caves. Hope your keeping well in this horrid weather. Hugs Mrs A.

Julia Aston said...

Love the vortex look you created with the iron - the eye is drawn right into your design - and the seahorse is the perfect adornment for this underwater scene Chris! Thanks so much for joining in the A Vintage Journey Melt It challenge! Julia xx

Anita in France said...

Gasp ... Chris, this is stunning ... I've been sitting here being drawn into the vortex ... such amazing work, you should love it, it's awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Isn't that Anne the sweetest?! Your encaustic background for the darling little seahorse is breathtaking, Chris! I've never done that and it fascinates me the designs that one can create! This is magnificent for an undersea world!! It's a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie said...

Wow, that background looks amazing, Chris. It has such depth, it leads the eye right into the card. I haven't tried encaustic waxes (yet), but they seem to produce such wonderful results. And the little seahorse is lovely. Jx

Corrie Herriman said...

Great card ! Thanks for participating in our February 'Anything but cute' challenge over at Country View Challenges.
Corrie x

Anne said...

I’ve never done encaustic art but have seen demonstrations. What an amazing effect you have achieved here Chris and you should be pleased with it (we are quick enough to criticise our own work)
Love the addition of the little seahorse, perfect finishing touch for your background
Have a great weekend
Anne x

Craftyfield said...

This encaustic wax background is beautiful, I love this look, mesmerizing!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Wow, Chris! This card is absolutely gorgeous and so creative!! I am so happy that you shared it with all of us!

alexandra s.m. said...

My! This is truly beautiful Chris!
Bravo!!