Sunday, July 15, 2012

Under the Sea

     Our newest challenge at Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog is to make a project inspired by life under the sea.  I have colored Ava Mermaid with Copics; a digi image by our generous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

     We have two fabulous prizes for this challenge:  a $12 gc to A Day for Daisies and 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps.  So hurry on over to enter the challenge here!
     Have you looked at the exciting magazine Through the Craftroom Door?....filled with craft ideas and tutorials?!  If you subscribe to the magazine, you will also receive free digis!  Last issue had 6 free digis!!!  :)
     Here's a little info on my TTCRD project; I did some experimenting with this challenge.
     I used sheets of plastic and Copic refills to create an ocean look.  First I worked with the blues and dropped a few different colors onto the plastic and then let the ink flow from side to side.  This can get messy so make sure you have some newspaper or something to catch the overflow of ink.  After this dried,  I dropped some greens and oranges to create the ocean floor.  To give the floor some definition I took a paper towel and dabbed it here and there over the green and orange inks.  After allowing this to dry, I took a mini-mister filled with rubbing alcohol and gave it a little spritz.  While the inks were still wet, I sprinkled a little Diamond Dust:
     The little fish were created by painting strips of paper with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold and Ginger Peach.  When dry I punched out the fish shape with a MS punch, then painted the stripes with Blue Flame and added Star Dust Stickles.  The borders were made using Copic ink in the same shades I used on the plastic.  When dry I punched using MS border, then added a coating of Silks Acrylic Glaze Ice.  It's hard to photograph but in real life there's a lot of shimmer on the project:
     I used Diamond Glaze to adhere everything in this project.  Hope you liked this and thanks for stopping by!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
CMC ~ Navy Blue/Dark Blue
Great Impressions ~ Your Best Coloring
That Craft Place ~ Anything Goes
Inky Impressions ~ The Great Outdoors
Paper Pretties ~ Try a New Technique
The Joyful Stamper ~ Anything Goes


  1. This is so pretty. Your coloring and details are fabulous. Thank you for joining us for the Inky Impressions challenge this week. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. ~ Tonya Inky DT

  2. Wonderful card! Love the fishies!

  3. Adorable love Ave and you did an awesome job!

  4. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  5. This is just fabulous! I love the colors, layout and all the details! Great job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

    Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

  6. What a wonderful card! Love your coloring and color choices! thank you for joining us at CMC for our challenge!
    Marie XX

  7. Beautiful card love the image & colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  8. Wow gorgeous bright greens and blues and the image is stunning. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kerry x