Tuesday 20 March 2018

Underwater Postcard!

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Thank you so much for visiting me.  A postcard today.

I started with a 6 x 4 piece of card which I had painted with gesso as I wasn't sure what medium I was going to use.  I ended up using Distress Oxides so didn't really need to use gesso but hey ho!  I spritzed the background with water then left to dry naturally.  The gorgeous Lavinia sea creatures were stamped with black Archival ink using my Misti so I could stamp several times to get solid images as the gesso background is slightly textured.  The underwater foliage is also Lavinia but I cannot find out what these stamps are called, sorry.  They are both stamped with different colour Distress Oxides using first, second and third generation stamping.  The words are stamped in black Versafine on inked card then cut out.  They were  from a stamp set by Crafters Companion set Magic Garden.  I edged with ink then black alcohol marker then finished off with lots of stickles for bling and some Tonic glitter drops for bubbles from the fish and the sea horse.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Country View Challenges - Postcards.
Allsorts - Bring On The Bling.
Penny Black and More - Feature A Creature.
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes.

Thank you again for visiting me!  I hope you are having a wonderful week and a crafty one too!
Take care. Christine xxx


Marina said...

Love this underwater scene.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous background and lovely image the stickles really show up nicely.
Thank you for joining our 'Bring on the Bling' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Fliss said...

This is a stunner Chris and the sparkly elements are so eye catching. Love the text choice too, fits beautifully.
Fliss xx

Anita in France said...

The shimmer and shine is fabulous on this delicious underwater scene, Chris ... it's magical! Hugs, Anita :)

brenda said...

A very pretty underwater scene for our 'Bring on the Bling' theme at Allsorts and 'Feature a Creature' them at Penny Black and More challenges, many thanks for joining in.

B x

dutchess said...

Love your underwater scene Chris...the more I kook the more I see...you have put lots of work into this...it’s beautiful xxx

Redanne said...

Apologies for my lateness... I think you know what I might say about this piece of work already. I love it!! I think the Gesso was a great idea, it makes everything on top look much brighter. The 'grasses' are fabulous and of course I adore the sea creatures, especially the seahorse! Hugs, Anne xxx

Ellibelle said...

Loving this underwater scene, so nicely done!
Many thanks for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More challenge!
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Linby said...

This is just lovely - a beautiful scene and fab colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More.
Lynn x

Daniela said...

Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More!
x Daniela (DT)

Karen Dunbrook said...

very cool underwater card...well done.
:) Karen

Linda said...

Beautiful underwater scene. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

rachel said...

I love this beautiful underwater scene - its gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and apologies for commenting so late! Hugs rachel xx

Jester said...

A beautiful postcard,Chris.I love the background with the different seaweeds and there are so many little details to look at - I love those little bubbles!
Thanks for your visit and all your lovely comments. Jx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like this one. I feel the need to hold my breath because it's so watery!