Jul 30, 2014

Seahorses

I wanted to play again in this month's Mixed Media Monthly challenge, and so I decided to create a underwater birthday card.  This month their challenge is "around the house" meaning to find items around the house to use in our creations.

Can you guess which item I found in my house to use on this card? A pencil - I used the eraser end of the pencil to stamp some circles using gesso. I actually got this idea from a kids art project I saw on pinterest.

My new stamps from Just For Fun Rubberstamps are so perfect for these mixed media creations, and all the stamps I used here are from JFF. My background was mostly done using dylusions inks. I did use a honeycomb stencil, but it is really hard to tell. I also wiped a distress inkpad over the background to add a little extra interest. 
The seahorses and seaweeds in the foreground were stamped onto watercolor paper and I used gelatos and a damp baby wipe for coloring. They were then fussy cut. Sentiment is also from JFF.

Product list:
(all stamps by JFF)
dylusions inks, distress ink, archival ink
gelatos, gesso
leafy flourish die (whimsy stamps)
mixed media card stock, watercolor paper
pencil for gesso circles


Playing along here:
Mixed Media Monthly - around the house
Mixed Media Cards - touch of nature
Inky Chicks - Happy Birthday
Paper Minutes -Underwater World
Crafting When We Can - Make Your Own Background 

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow these are stunning xxx

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  2. I like this lots--great colors and texture.

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  3. Beautiful background and images! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can Challenge.

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  4. Very pretty card Ellie, love the background and the sea horses!

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  5. this is amazing and wwonderful!!!

    xxx Heike

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  6. Fabulous mixed media card! Love how you used a pencil eraser for the white circles. Thanks for playing along with our Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Great color palette!

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  7. Gorgeous card! I love how you stamped gesso with the pencil eraser!! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  8. Seahorse! I'm ready to go back to the ocean. Thank you for joining with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  9. what a gorgeous card! the seahorses are so pretty! great way to add those bubbles, too. Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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