Sunday 28 August 2016

Mixed Media Seahorse Panel.

Hi again, it's Father's Day here next Sunday so I thought I'd better try a few designs out.

This scrap of cardboard had gesso applied then some distress ink. I wanted more colour so I tried some of my new Infusions on it, but wasn't happy. Luckily it wiped off ok because of the gesso I think. There's a bit left in the nooks and crannies which is fine.

The starfish and seahorse are cut from scraps of chipboard, covered in versamark ink, then sprinkled with aged taupe or aged aqua frantage embossing enamel. Gives a lovely metallic look, which fits in with the theme at

Bizzy Bec's Store Blog has an anything goes theme.

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I've used the Sizzix mini sea & sand dies and sketchy rings from Memory Box, so I'm also linking up to the Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies challenge.

Snippets of chipboard means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, you only need one scrap or snippet to join in the fun!

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge has a go fish theme,
 so I'm hoping starfish and seahorses are ok.

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Sizzix mini sand & sea dies; Memory Box Sketchy rings die ; gesso; distress ink; Royal Blood Infusions; Aged taupe and aqua frantage embossing enamel; versamark ink; metalic gold rub on paste; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Barb said...

Wow Cathy your card is stunning. I really like the effect of the frantage embossing on your lovely diecuts. Barbxx

Sandra said...

What a pretty card, love the corrugated cardboard. it's gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

MagsB said...

Lovely card, Cathy, the starfish and seahorse are awesome!

love Mags B x

Brenda in IN said...

Now I see how you did the seahorse. This is so cool.

Sally H said...

Wow, Cathy! A stunning creation! I love it! The frantage on those die cuts make them look like metal charms!

Anita in France said...

Oooh, another gorgeous sea horse and more wonderful star fish, Cathy ... they're equally fabulous against this yummy texture-y background ... a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

Di said...

Absolutely stunning card Cathy! I love everything about it - the Frantage gives a lovely effect - and also the card has so much interest and dimension - yet still is CAS due to the lovely large white border!


Di xx

Cat Craig said...

Hi Cathy, I am catching up having been gone a bit. This piece and your crackle piece are gorgous. I am loving those seahorse and starfishes.

Sarn said...

Wow . . . Love this terrific mixed media piece for father's day xxx

Helen Gullett said...

Stunning mixed media card! Love the texture.
Thank You for playing along with Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies August Challenge.

- Helen Gullett -
DT Member

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that little seahorse is so cute beautiful project
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge.
Barb Housner (DT)

Karen said...

Your card is stunning, just love the effect of the frantage powder on your seahorse and starfish. Thank you for sharing with us at Bizzy Becs for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Donna said...

An inspired, beautifully made card. Love how you've put this together. X

Linda said...

Stunning card .... the starfish and seahorse look amazing! Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

Pat said...

The seahorse and starfish are beautiful on both this and the last card Kathy, and both backgrounds are terrific. I love that pretty crackle on the last and the slightly grungy look to this with the corrugated card and the frantage has given a great finish. x

Mary Elizabeth said...

A scrap of cardboard never looked so good! And those sea creatures are sublime in the frantage powder treatment. Congrats on your spotlight at SSS Monday Challenge! -- Mary Elizabeth

Beulah Bee said...

Nice! Congrats on the spotlight :)

AlexaCzar said...

this card is just stunning...i love the seahorse and the backround idea.

Liz said...

Stunning card! I love the design. xx

KandA said...

Just spotted your card over in the Playground picks and had to come over for a closer look at this stunning creation xx

roffeycreations said...

Far Out - I don't remember seeing this - amazing - Mxxx