Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Under the Sea

SCACD's Steampunk Sea Turtle was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker. His eyes, periscope lenses, rivets, and cogs were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to make them shiny and dimensional. He was set aside while I created a suitable environment for him.

The Oceana Corner die (Memory Box) was used to die-cut 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). I used the heavier cardstock because I wasn't sure how I wanted to color the elements in the die. I ended up coloring them with Copic markers and used Black Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add the fishes' eyes.

Green metallic Bling specialty paper (FiberMark) was die-cut with Weeping Willow Corner die (Memory Box). . 

A perfectly-sized scrap of very old blue patterned paper (Prima) was stenciled with the Gears stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) using Broken China Distress ink, which was also used to edge the paper. The Oceana Corner die (Memory Box) die-cut and the Weeping Willow Corner die (Memory Box) die cut were adhered to the stenciled blue patterned paper. Don't you think the Weeping Willow Corner die (Memory Box) die-cut makes a great sea plant?

My often-used Mini Gear die (Memory Box) was used to die-cut bronze and copper metallic cardstock which were layered and added to the both the corner die-cuts. Clear epoxy circle stickers were adhered along both of the die-cuts as water bubbles.

Kraft cardstock was torn and the edges were further distressed with a distress tool. My trusty VersaMarker was used to darken the edges and add some detail to the kraft cardstock. The torn strips were then layered over the stenciled blue patterned paper. "Steampunk" from the Steampunk stamp set (Hampton Arts for Graphic 45) was stamped with  VersaMark ink  onto the kraft cardstock, then immediately brushed with brown palette chalk to darken it.

Steampunk Sea Turtle was placed into the scene, which was adhered to a kraft card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Left of Center Challenges: Distress It
• Top Tip Tuesday Challenges: Animals
Cards for Guys Challenges: World Wildlife


  1. Very cool love the steampunkery of it all :D

  2. Fab scene you created, Kathi! Love how you used the die cuts and bg with your cool image! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. What a super scene you have created - although I was a bit worried at first glance as I thought that periscope was a dagger stabbed into his back! Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz.


  4. A wonderful imaginiative and detailed project. Fabulous background to carry your amazing steampunk turtle. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  5. I love your wonderful card full of so many details. Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

  6. Wow! Steampunk meets the mermaid theme. I love it Kathi. Your colouring & layering are fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges for Challenge 78 Distress It! I hope you can join us for our next weekly challenge. AELx

  7. Very cool! I really like the die cuts and adorable turtle. So glad you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  8. What an amazing scene you've created Kathi! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our animals challenge!