Just keep swimming…


** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

It’s New Releases Preview time at Crafty Sentiments Designs.But not only that there some exciting new products too 😀

Drop on by the Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirations Blog to check out some amazing creations 🙂

As soon as I saw Isobel – Fishy Friends I knew I had to make one of these… ummm…not sure what you call them?It’s like a cross between a sideways tent fold and a slightly open book?!Well,at least that’s how I describe it 😛

Here’s a different view as it may just explain it better than I do :

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I’ve not made one in  a while and I wanted to make it feel as if she were swimming under the sea.I stamped her out on acetate then onto my regular colouring cardstock.On the reverse of the acetate I painted the fish and bubbles with pearlescent watercolour paints,mixed to a thick consistency.I also used them on her tail and clothing on the cardstock,altho’ the camera hasn’t picked up the prettiness.Her hair and skin have been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers with a few white gel pen highlights.I then fussy cut her and overlayed her onto the acetate.It was pretty easy as I didn’t have to worry about any intricate details as they were already going to be there underneath 😀  I added the pearls in her hair using using Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glue.

The card base was made from card in my stash and I die cut an aperture in the front.The sparkly paper,that I’ve had in my stash from my early cardmaking days,stuck in the back.For a little more dimension I placed some die cuts to represent seaweed poking out before adding the acetate panel on the inside.The sentiment is from a foam backed set that is an oldie from my stash too,masking off the little fish that were on the bottom, and adding pearls to fill the gaps.A piece of netting from a cheese bag,a few shells that were collected from various holidays and a rose,for a feminine touch have been used to embellish.

Supplies :

Image : Isobel – Fishy Friends by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiment : From an unknown foam backed set in my stash

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Pearlescent Watercolour Paints from The Works many moons ago,Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glue Ivory,Jet Black Stazon Ink,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper & Card : All from stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Elusive Images Groovy-Duo Board,X-Cut Dielicious Nesting Dies Ornate Frame,Joy!Crafts Leaves 1,Big Shot

To Embellish : Netting Cheese Bag,Seashells,Paper Rose and Flat Backed Pearls all from stash

Some challenges I would like to enter :

Creative Card Crew : Sentiment 

Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes

{Pin}spirational : Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday : 3 Of Something (seashells)

Crafting from the Heart : Always Anything Goes

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Open-Minded Challenges : Recycle Something (Netting Cheese Bag)

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : Use a Die Cut

Sister Act Card Challenge : Always Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Freestyle/Fantasy

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy(Kraftykoolkat)
    Apr 22, 2015 @ 09:31:03

    So cute and pretty Lisa. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member


  2. urrn4u
    Apr 22, 2015 @ 13:06:45

    Oh – I love how you colored this image, especially the hair – cool coloring. Great use of recycling for the Open-Minded Crafting Challenge.


  3. Pia
    Apr 22, 2015 @ 19:21:05

    Wow, love this mermaid and your fab underwater scene and lovely colors! Love the idea of stamping onto acetate. Beautiful design!


  4. carol gill
    Apr 25, 2015 @ 09:06:27

    Beautiful card and love the image love the pearlescent painted sea -thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x


  5. Desire Fourie
    Apr 26, 2015 @ 15:32:50

    Lisa this is a gorgeous underwater scene. So vibrant with the aqua and purple.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


  6. ~DEANNE~
    Apr 26, 2015 @ 18:08:45

    Adorable!!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O’ Paper


  7. Cindy Groh
    Apr 27, 2015 @ 13:42:20

    Wow! Your card is beautiful. I love the color combo, and I feel like mermaids are a trend this year. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.


  8. Debb DeFord
    Apr 27, 2015 @ 22:01:10

    Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!


  9. Lisa S
    Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:24:50

    What a super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT


  10. Kim Rippere
    Apr 28, 2015 @ 15:17:05

    Cute card. Thanks for entering Open-Minded Crafting.

    {Craftisan Studios}
    {Design Team Showcase}


  11. chanya13
    Apr 30, 2015 @ 21:00:39

    SO cute card, love image !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT


  12. RoRa
    May 02, 2015 @ 08:15:48

    oouuu cuteee… love the image and sentiment.. thank you for sharing your project with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge #30.. hope to see you again in our next challenge.. good luck at the draw 😉



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