Tuesday, 23 July 2013

craft club

 Sunday afternoon at Moira's was a very lazy one - think we were all too hot, although the day was much cooler than it has been.
Moira will probably post the details of the card we were supposed to make - as usual, I did something slightly different; am sure she would think I was ill if I didn't!
She found a bargain roll of wrapping 'paper' that inspired the fishy theme, plus some old peeloffs and created an underwater scene.
I couldn't find a bit of the paper that I liked -typical- so made my own background using markers scribbled onto an acrylic block and spritzed with water (have become quite addicted to this, sorry). I stamped the sea bubbles by Ryn, the water weed by Chocolate Baroque and the Coral by Stampin Up in smoky grey versafine ink to create my background scene, then the seahorses by Chocolate Baroque in black. I coloured the seahorses, water weed and shells with markers with markers
and added a few streaks of pink to the coral. Matting was actually as instructed, then I added dazzling diamonds from SU  to the seahorses.
As I had a piece of the wrapping, I felt that I ought to use it, so did another card, this time  with SU stamps - the new ' by the tide' set. The coral was stamped on white card using crumb cake and baked brown sugar inks, the the card covered with the wrapping paper. The shells were stamped on cream card using the brown sugar ink and cut out.The fish were stamped on the same card that had actually been gellied, though it doesn't show really as this was a second print, and embossed with copper EP, then cut out and stuck on with foam pads. After I'd put it together,I felt that it could really have done with some seabubbles, but the wrapping is too plasticky to stamp on, so it stayed as it was. Backing card and matting is actually more of a  greeny colour than the scan shows - I haven't worked out how to adjust the colour balance on my new printer yet


  1. Both nice, Veronica! It serves Moira right to have a rebel in the class :)

  2. Two great cards Vronnie. I like the little fishes, and that's another good stamp from Ryn. Kate x

  3. Two great fishy creations - love the backgrounds and that acrylic block method is brilliant - love it too.

  4. I'm very partial to seahorses so that is my favourite of these two & I do like your background for that.
    Imagination is definitely the name of the game.......
    Paula (PEP)

  5. What a coincidence that I've taken tonight to catch up on a very long overdue visit and gone back this far. I've used the seascape CB stamps in conjunction with my Snazzy's DT kit this month as will be revealed in about 20 minutes, lol! I've had them since they came out and never inked any of them up till now, tut tut!

    Love your cards though Veronica and have to say I do like the 1st one best. Your background for it is superb.

    Lesley Xx


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