Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Glenda has chosen ocean creatures as the theme.
Of course you can always play along with the option of anything goes as long as it's for a birthday.
Our party guest is Deepti Aggarwal and she and my team mates have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.
This circle and fish is a new to me die and I cut it from a scrap of card smooshed with blue inka gold.
I coloured the greenery, coral and urchin with oxide inks leftover on my finger daubers.
The fish are diecut from some silver card.
I thought it needed something else so created a background by spritzing some distress oxide sprays and water onto some card. Got it too wet, so placed another piece of card on top and smoothed it down to soak up some of the colour.
When I pulled them apart I had 2 pieces with some interesting patterns!
Finally I covered a diecut starfish in versamark and then a range of embossing powders to get a textured look.
Here's a closer look at the shimmer.
I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, add a diecut
Darnell's NBUS challenge for new or never used goodies
Dies: Memory Box underwater scene; Spellbinders circle; Sizzix sand dollar; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle.
Other: inka gold; distress oxide inks and sprays; aged taupe embossing enamel and Ranger hammered embossing powder; Happy Little Stampers doodled flowers sentiment; versafine clair nocturne ink & clear ep.
Thanks for visiting,
Love your little porthole view into the ocean with the pretty starfish on the frame!
Love your creatures, fun card.
Love the metallic fishies!!! Beautifully designed!
Absolutely gorgeous ! I'm a lover of everything about sea, so I'm swooning over your gorgeous card. Love the fact that you chose metallic colours for your ocean creatures, so gorgeous over your blue background. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.
A lovely under the sea scene, Cathy. xx
How fabulous Cathy and the wonderful ornate circle as a porthole to look through to the super undersea world, and love the die cut fish, coral and sea urchin, and then the pretty thickly embossed starfish..a gorgeous card! x
What a fabulous underwater scene and the extra texture and embossing on the silver fish looks wonderful Cathy x. Love the starfish too x.
It sounds like you got some happy techniques that made this card just fabulous!
One of my favorite cards in our lineup, Cathy! Love the starfish and the silver fish! You are so creative! Take care!
Fun sea scene -love that embossed starfish too
Ooohh.. shimmery sparkly underwater scene!! I love it! Somehow makes me think I'm looking under the ocean from within a submarine - if only not for that starfish on top! But what a gorgeous card!!
This is a great underwater scene, Cathy! I really love how you created that amazing starfish! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! I hope you are not being impacted by all the terrible flooding.🤗Hugs, Darnell
I love your pretty underwater scene and I bet it looks even better in person with the added sheen and sparkle! The starfish looks great with the colour and texture you added.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
Lovely sparkly ocean scene, it shimmers beautifully in a photograph so I imagine in real life it's amazing just like that starfish... Wow, pretty cool x
Fabulous ocean scene, Cathy! I love the shiny starfish. Hope you’re not too badly affected by the flooding.
Great design with the lovely background and cut fish. Love our card Cathy.
I love your starfish, he/she is the shining star!
This is so gorgeous! I love your shimmery creatures and fabulous layout.
Gorgeous and imaginative.
Very nice design Cathy - Mxxx
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