Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sea You Soon?

I celebrated Mother's Day all weekend as my gifts started arriving on Thursday. I guess that put me in the mood to create this card!

Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and edged with black markers. Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle's eyes, beaks, the screws on their armor, and the lenses on Steampunk Sea Turtle's periscopes were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura). Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle were then set aside for some mother-child quality time while I created a scenic background for them.

I recently received my new Distress Oxide inks (Ranger) and have been having a blast experimenting with them. Vintage Photo, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China Distress Oxide inks were applied in various ways to 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). When I was happy with the look, Peeled Paint Distress ink was sponged over the Moving Vines stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) and Broken China Distress ink was sponged over the Gears Mini Layering stencil (Stampers Anonymous).

Media Modeling Paste (DecoArt) was scraped across the netting on the Mini Nautical Chains stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) in three places and allowed to dry. When it was dry, Media Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt) was scraped along the bottom. Some tiny gears and an anchor charm were embedded in the wet paste. When the Media Texture Sand Paste was dry, Vintage Photo Distress ink was lightly sponged to highlight the texture and add a depth to the color. 

The netting was touched up with a White Gelly Roll gel pen (Sakura), then Steampunk Sea Turtle and Steampunk Baby Sea Turtle were adhered. The image panel was matted with metallic copper, then adhered to a green card.

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Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create Challenges: Create a Background


  1. Absolutely amazing background! This is stunning! Happy Friday, Autumn

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 125, Hazel, DT x