Monday, 14 July 2014

Underwater Scavenge

Salutations, traveller. The last week has been unbearably hot, everyone in the Guild Hall trying to find new ways to keep cool. The Guardian of Glitter and I were elated when we received a crafty quest from the Borealis Clan of Merpeople, giving us an excuse to venture into the cool Pearlescent Sea. We gathered the necessary underwater gear, loaded up on lightning spells, and made for the water’s edge.

This card was created for the Creative Card Crew “Sea/Beach” challenge that is happening now. Make a sea or beach themed project and come play along with us for your chance to win a prize from our sponsors!
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So I’m not going to lie. I had real issues with this image. If you visit the Guild Hall on a regular basis, you know that I primarily colour with Prismacolors (and sometimes Distress Markers). I don’t own any alcohol markers. I also have yet to find a sharpener that will get my Prismas to a fine point again (if anyone has suggestions as to what they use, PLEASE leave me a comment). As such, colouring this image was completely impossible for me...unless I wanted to print it out on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper :/ So...I had to come up with another way to use it which didn’t involve sloppy colouring with semi-blunt coloured pencils. Distress Inks and water to the rescue. I was actually SHOCKED that the printer ink from the image didn’t run all over the place. With that problem (sorta) solved, I moved onto the rest of the card.

The background paper I used is incredibly sparkly, but really hard to photograph so you can see the sparkles. I ran a piece of vellum through my Cuttlebug (another experiment - I actually expected it to rip), using a folder that reminded me of bubbles. The shells and star I cut out using the Create-a-Critter cartridge and glued a small pearl on each one. The sentiment and coins were stamped using the There She Goes “Shiver Me Timbers” set.

On the inside I stamped a simple sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. I then added the bubbles around it with the Crafty Secrets “Couple of Cuties” set, and earned +333 water magic XP points, allowing me to level up one of my water based spells.

The envelope was stamped with the same bubbles to make it all matchy match.

This card will swim into the following challenges:

The Guardian of Glitter and I gratefully entered the blissfully cool waters, making sure to cast the appropriate spell which would allow us to breathe underwater. Once we got our bearings, we set off in the direction of the Salty Peacock Reef where the little mer-princess had disappeared. The king and queen of the Borealis Clan feared for her safety, so it was imperative that we made haste. If we happened to scavenge some rare underwater elements and ingredients whilst down there...well...these spells and potions don’t make themselves…


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

20 comments:

Donna said...

Wonderful card! Love the mermaid and all the oceanic embellies!
Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the "B is for Buttons or Brads" challenge!!

Amy A said...

Gorgeous! Love the image and your design elements are Stunning! Thank you for playing along with us for our "Water Everywhere" Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Fantastic! The image is fine standing on its own, and I really like the embossing!

Thanks for entering our Under the Sea challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Jan Ltc said...

This looks great xx Jan

Creative M said...

WOW! Fabulous!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

brenda said...

What an adorable image and it's just perfect for our them at Allsorts this week, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Susan Kennedy said...

Sort of Solved? :o I think this turned out AMAZING!!!!!! I LOVE it!!! Love how you colored the image! Love the elements and the inside too! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Shelia said...

I like the way you colored the mermaid!! I would have used markers and gone the more traditional and boring way, but what you did is unique and very pretty. It gives the illusion of her being in the water. I like it!! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

Lindsey said...

I think the distress ink background is perfect! Altogether a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Milnie said...

This card is just perfect for our challenge "Water Everywhere Challenge" at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! Love all the details!
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Milnie DT

Chris D. said...

Love this card! Look at all the inky goodness, texture and layers! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the B is for Brads/Buttons challenge!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

I think the card is great, who says you have to color all images. This looks like you meant to do it, and so congrats on doing it. Love the other elements too. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Hope to see you again soon.
Cindy DT

Violent Kittie said...

Your mermaid turned out lovely! Not everything has to be colored traditionally. I use a handheld sharpener from Faber-Castell on my prismacolors. Thanks for joining the Snarky Sisterhood's Brad or Button challenge!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge last week…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment. I really had a busy week…

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhh wow totally loooooove this! The image is so cute! Love the great sentiment with it as well!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Hanne M. said...

This is lovely! I think the image looks absolutely fabulous coloured like this. The water looks really authenthic. :) Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again!

Hanne, DT

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Nice and refreshing. Thanks for joining us at SoSS

Karen Schroeder said...

The mermaid image is beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Margaret said...

Wonderful card. Interesting way you presented the image. Maggie DT Teamie

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