Friday, 19 March 2021

Seahorse birthday.

 


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has chosen a sketch for us this fortnight. Of course, you can always play along with an anything goes birthday card too.


and here's the sketch.


Our party guest Carol and the DT have some great cards to inspire you, so hope to see you in the gallery!

Sketches are a struggle for me, I'm spatially challenged!
I turned the rectangle on it's side and moved the sentiment accordingly so I think it fits OK.

The background was made by spritzing distress oxide sprays in antique linen, peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon, then sprizing with water.

 I removed some of the colour from the bubbles with a water brush and paper towel, and added some colour to the seahorse with an Inktense pencil and waterbrush.
The highlights are from a white gel pen.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

This Lavinia seahorse and bubbles have been inked for the first time, so I'm visiting Darnell's
NBUS challenge.


Allsorts, add a stamped image.


Retro Rubber, anything goes using a stamp at least one year old.
The Sebastian Seahorse stamp was released in 2018.


Supplies:

Stamps: Lavinia Sebastian the seahorse and bubbles.Other: distress oxide sprays; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep; Uniball signo white gel pen; sentiment sticker.


Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


32 comments:

Liz said...

Stunning card, Cathy. Great background and a fabulous stamped image. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and seahorse love the inky background
Carol x

Claire said...

I love seahorses, they're quite the marvel and this one looks amazing centre stage. The background is beautiful and so serene with just a few bubbles, gorgeous x

Pat said...

This seahorse is a beauty Cathy and love the Oxide sprays you have used and the bubbles look great with some of the colour removed and highlighted with a white gel pen. A beautiful card. x

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous background for your beautiful seahorse!

brenda said...

What a super Seahorse onto the lovely background, thanks so much for joining this weeks 'stamping' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mummylade said...

amazing stamp! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

Viv said...

Wonderful background Cathy and I love Sebastian - you've coloured him beautifully! x

Mac Mable said...

Sebastian looks fabulous and what a wonderful card Cathy x.

Brenda in IN said...

This is awesome. I love the bubbles and background. The seahorse is lovely as a focal point.

Loll said...

Awesome card Cathy! I LOVE that stamp from Lavinia and it's on my wish list. Beautifully coloured. xx

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card, love the coloring.

Colleen said...

WOW, that is one gorgeous seahorse and your background is stunning! Love this!

Ina G said...

I so love that sea horse stamp and you have created a beautiful card with it Cathy. Awesome background. Love the bubbles too.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous and worth repeating! One wonderful card here Cathy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! Love the colors and that detailed sea horse!

Barbara said...

You made a spectacular background for this card and that seahorse is magnificent. A glorious card!

Jan Clothier said...

I'm in love with that seahorse stamp! What a beauty! Then, you've done an amazing spritzed and inked background... wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Bonnie said...

I always love seeing Sebastian and he looks quite happy in the deep blue sea! Great way to do the bubbles!

roffeycreations said...

Lovely Cathy - I still have the water droplet stamp from years ago that I havent inked up yet I don't think - but then we both have heaps of NBUS LOL!!
The background loooks fab & Sebastion is beautiful... I havent got the undersea stamps from Lavinia except the miniature urchin... Mxxx

JoAnn said...

What a great background for the stunning seahorse. Love your card Cathy.

Cazro said...

Oh! I love this, your background is stunning, I love spray effects. So different and attractive. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Caz. DT

Darnell said...

This is sensational, Cathy! I love seahorses and, wow, this guy is super special in size and details. Your coloring and bubbles are spectacular. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! I hope you are keeping well. Hugs, Darnell

Kate said...

WOW - what a sensational seahorse! I hope you weren't badly affected by the recent flooding! My sister lives in Port Macquarie and my mum is from Kempsey which is really bad I hear! A return to the old floods I remember from my youth.

Diane said...

Wow, wonderful colors and design.

Hugs diane

cm said...

Your seahorse is a work of art; the kind of card that should be placed in a frame! Gorgeous!
It's been an honour to guest design with you and the team for the past two months! Thank you so much!
~carol

Ashwini Rao said...

The oxide sprays have created an amazing effect, Cathy! I really love how that background looks! And the sea horse image is really awesome, isn't it! So much details! Love what you've done with the bubbles as well - subtle, but makes the card look better. Thank you, also, for joining the HLS Watercolor challenge with this beautiful creation!

Anita in France said...

What a handsome chap, Cathy ... and how fantastic is the white highlighting ... a perfect finishing touch! Those bubbles are brilliant ... so bubbly!! Hugs, Anita :)

Unknown said...

What a cool take on the sketch, Cathy! I love that you replaced the stitches with bubbles! The background is perfect for the beautiful seahorse!

Claire Grantham said...

This is amazing, like a little piece of art. I love the background and the bubbles. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

shirley-bee said...

Well, no-one would guess from this card that you’re spatially challenged, Cathy, this card is gorgeous!

Glenda J said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this clever take on the sketch. Not only do I love the theme and the gorgeous background, the bubbles are perfectly placed for the sketch. Perfection!