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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Under the Sea

Good Afternoon blogland. I have got two cards for you today.  I have used the same stamp, but achieved two different looks just by using different colouring mediums. So here we go.

I saw this stamp and instantly fell in love with the image. I love everything ethereal and mystical. So she was crying out to me, to be stamped. The stamp is from an American company called La La Land. To be honest with you all, I hadn't heard of the company, but I am already on the lookout for more of their stamps.

I stamped the image onto bleedproof white card, using a black Ink-It-Up dye based ink. The stamped image was really clear. I coloured the image with ProMarkers. I used Cobalt, Arctic and Sky blue for the mermaids tail and her top, For her hair I used Canary, Lemon and Primrose. For her skin I used Soft Peach, Pale Pink and Almond. I tried to use the the technique that Sarah Hurley demonstrated on Create and Craft. It didn't turn out too bad. I then fussy cut the image and coloured the white border with a blue gray FlexMarker. For the card base I used a white stepper card from DoCrafts. I matted it with Silver embossed mirri card. I then layered that with a couple of 6x6 papers from the Beach Babe collection by Fancy Pants. I attached the image to the the card using foam pads. I used blue gems as the air bubbles. I Stamped the sentiment using a blue dye based ink and cut it out with a spellbinders Labels 18 die and I cut the silver mat with the next size up with the same die set.

One down one to go.........

This is a 6x6 scalloped edge white card again from DoCrafts. This time I coloured the mermaid stamped image with FlexMarkers. For the hair, tail and the top, I used blue grey 1, glacier blue and soft agua. for the mermaids skin I used pink lavender, pale blossom and muted pink. I cut the image out using labels 18 and inked the edges with Tim Holtz weathered wood distress ink. I matted the card blank with blue mirri and layers with a Teresa Collins 6x6 Fabrications paper collection. I attached the image to the card blank using foam pads and finished of the project off with the blue embellishment cut from the trailing leafs die from crafts too.

There we have it two cards, two different results using the same stamp.

I hope you enjoy

Ian xx


Kandy's Krafts said...

They are both lovely cards and she is a sweet image I can see why you liked her. Lovely colouring too.

Debbie Fisher said...

Fab projects Ian & what a cute image, love how you have made the same image look very different xxx

Andree said...

Both fabulous cards Ian. The image is so sweet and wonderfully coloured. The papers are fabulous too x

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Ian, love the cute image and the lovely colours you have used.

Linda xxx

Gwyneth said...

Both projects are really gorgeous. I love that you've got two such different looks with the different techniques.

Wendy H said...

Fab cards Ian. Love the image and the colours. Xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both so pretty, love those sweet mermaids and the papers and gems are gorgeous
Lindsay xx