Monday, August 14, 2017

Under the Sea Good Luck 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 "Nautical".

Many of our friends have spent their summer vacation on board cruise ships, some have been boating on lakes, and some have been sailing across one of the seven seas, we would like you to cruise along with us and create something with sea related voyages in mind.

I've taken the term nautically very loosely and this card is inspired by underwater life and travel. For the background I started with the Bubble Wrap embossing folder (thanks Marzena!) With the debossed side up. This side up made my think of a sponge. The first background layer is painted with Opal Magic Green-Gold and Blue Gold. This time I mixed them a bit while applying. With Green Man, Slime, Sleigh Blue and A Bit Jaded Infusions, I added more color. Most of the colors were collected in the "pits".


For more texture, I added Distress Grit-Paste at the edges and on the seahorse of the Mini Sea & Sand die cut set (thanks Cathie!). Grit-Paste isn't very good with lots of water, such as infusions with a sprayer to activate it. It gets a bit mushy. But with the help of a heat gun, it can be fixed.
The Garden Greens (thanks Cathie!) I transformed into underwater plants, especially by applying Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide to a few of them.




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...

Love this card Sandra :-) the whole underwater scene you created is absolutely GORGEOUS!! love the seahorse with all of the seaweed and textures, very cute :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Wow, Sandra! I love how you created the undersea background and the texture at the top along with the Infusions is amazing. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

This is really beautiful. I missed your playing with infusions and I loved how they stayed in the holes of the embossed paper! Great colors on the background and a perfect touch of Grit paste. Love the greenery too, it really looks as a underwater algaes! Hugs, Marzena

Reni Kartenwind said...

That is a gorgeous card, Sandra! Love the mixed media feel to it. You can see that you had lots of fun creating this card :) (Makes me want to delve into my colors, too ;D )

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a gorgeous card! Sandra. The texture on the background and the embellishments are stunning. :)

Kate said...

So beautiful! I love the underwater theme. So much texture and 3d elements.

simo said...

Love this card so much Sandra! The detailed background is stunning and gives the idea of the deep mysterious life at the bottom of the sea! Huge hugs xxx Simona

Anita in France said...

Wow, what detailed and fabulous work, Sandra ... the texture and dimension is awesome! Great video! Anita :)

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Stunning, Sandra! Loving how you used the oxides with a POP of coral : )

Simon Says Stamp!

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a beautiful scene you've created Sandra! I love the colors you chose for this, and that bubblewrap background is awesome! hugs, maura

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Love, love, LOVE this! What a lucky seahorse to be able to cruise around in such a gorgeous setting. I am amazed at how well you conveyed a sense of movement and water with all of those layers. The color palette is drool-worthy, too! Fantastic work!

Emma Williams said...

So, so beautiful...this is just wonderful Sandra! The texture on that background is amazing and I love the colour palette, it's just stunning! Hugs :)

Barbara Schiassi said...

Fabulous card as always Sandra, love the colors you used, this unusual palette is amazing ! Barbara

Tricia Ann said...

Wow, you outdid yourself! I love this this! I would like to watch the video in real time. I can't think this fast! 😊. This is such an inspiration to me.

Kath Stewart said...

loving this gorgeous card...the colours are so beautiful...hugs kath xxx

Sandra said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Tricia Ann! Did you know you can change the speed of the video if you open it in YouTube? Maybe this would help :). Hugs, Sandra

Anna-Karin said...

I love the beautiful colours and textures on this card Sandra! Such a lovely under water scene. Hugs!

piseth san said...

love the colors you used, this unusual palette is amazing ! Barbara