Monday, August 22, 2016

Under the Sea Birthday card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Go Fish.

This week I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out what to do with this challenge. Fishing is not really my thing, but then I remembered that the world under water is so pretty, and that got me excited to do this one! The Kaisercraft Mermaid Tail stamp set is perfect for creating an underwater world.


The experimenting of the CC103 techniques continues and I mix and match everything together to see what it brings me. I need to remind me all the time that when I'm experimenting and it looks like it's not going well, I've got to keep going. Most of the time it works and the result is extra special and I'm extra happy! LOL! While making this card I had a few moments like that, but glad I kept going, because I love the end result.

In my future projects, I think I'll use the Distress Crayon Picket Fence and Black Soot lots more applying high and low lights. It gave everything so much more depth.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the whole underwater scene is fabulous! Lovely colours and textures, beautiful :-)

Lols x x x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What gorgeous textured card with such great colours! I loved watching how it all came together -although hubby was wondering what I was bopping along to! Chrisx

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

What a fantastic underwater card! I am in love!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so gorgeous, Sandra! Saw it on Pinterest and had to come over for another look (and to repin) :-)

Meihsia Liu said...

The colors and texture are gorgeous on your creation, Sandra. Great inspiration! :)

Anita Houston said...

You captured that water, the colors, and the texture so well....just beautiful! WOW!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Totally beautiful color and texture blending! WOW!

Simon Says Stamp!

Sandy said...

I am saving this so I can watch this video again - really looks like you are in the deepest depths! Wonderful Sandra!!
Sandy xx

Catherine said...

This is a beautiful underwater scene, Sandra! It really looks like a peaceful place and I love the deep rich colors of blue you were able to achieve. Gorgeous!

Cathie ♥

Maura Hibbitts said...

This is a gorgeous underwater scene, Sandra! Love the richness of the blues and greens and the wonderful texture of the bubbles to make this beautiful scene! hugs, maura

Hsu Emily said...

Beautiful card the colours are stunning!

Macarena said...

OMG! The background is just perfectly amazing! It seems an underwater scene. I really adore the effect you received with only few distress inks. I'm stunned. Hugs, Marzena

Team Clark said...

Gorgeous mixed media! Love your color palette! Hugs, Autumn

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous ocean project Sandra...your background is awesome but no washi...what's going on...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

So much delicious texture and I adore the colours you've used on the background, they look wonderful with the black silhouettes! Fabulous work as always, Sandra... Hugs :)

├čeulah ├čee said...

Best depiction of an underwater world--ever!

Anna-Karin said...

I love this wonderful deep turquoise with all the texture!! It really feels like you are looking right into an underwater world. Love it! I hope you will have a good week! Hugs!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Sandra you've used my favourite colors!! As always your card is totally fabulous! CC103 continues for me too!!! Love your techniques! Barbara