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Monday, 19 July 2010

Under the sea ...

I've been having a play with starburst stains to make some background papers and I thought they'd be just the job with my new Underwater Kingdom stamps from Elusive images. I have to confess I can't remember which colours I've used as I made a huge batch of papers - I think these are using mostly the icicle creek set (you wouldn't want to see the state of the kitchen when I'd finished lol). I've used a greeny blue one using the scrunch technique (from Jill at the Stampman) which has been swiped with versamark and embossed with gold EP and then a panel of a pale bluey lilac scrunch paper and a couple of strips of shimmery blue ribbon down the centre.


The ovals were left overs from another project. I stamped and masked the scene using my new stamps and coloured the images with promarkers adding some stickles for a bit of bling. I dusted some blue green versamagic ink for the background using a marvy stipple brush and matted the scene on some bluey green bazzill bling cardstock. I took two small pieces of card I'd coloured with starburst stains, stamped one with the sentiment and embellished with some shimmery ribbon, paper flowers and little irridescent gems from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Stampman: Anything Goes
OH Alice: Dancing under the sea
For Fun Challenges: Use your favourite colouring technique(mine is promarkers at the minute)
S2G challenges: Water, Waves , Wetness
Polka Doodles: Stamp away

Thanks for calling in, I hope your week has got off to a good start
Claire xx

26 comments:

  1. Oh my! This is totally gorgeous Claire! I love your background paper even with all of those technical terms! LOL The image is to die for and your coloring makes it look even more amazing! The ribbon adds the icing to the cake! FABULOUS!!!

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  2. Stunning image Claire - love your colouring. The crinkle paper is the perfect background for the mermaid scene - love those Starburst Stains.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  3. Gosh, those stamped images are gorgeous!! As is you entire Card ! :D XXX

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  4. That is gorgeous, WOW!! Thanks for joining us at S2G. Be sure you join us again for next Thursday's Challenge!

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  5. Wow, what a fabulous card!!! Love the background papers. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!

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  6. What a magical card this is Claire, simply beautiful!

    Keryn x

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  7. I love this card Claire. The image is gorgeous I love Glenda's stamps and you have worked with them beautifully.
    Janette

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  8. This is a very special card. Well worth all the time and effort.

    Janet xx

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  9. So pretty, thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

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  10. A gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.x

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  11. This is stunning-I clicked to really study it. Beautiful work! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls this week. Join us at SNR for some fun on Thursday night!

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  12. Wow this is gorgeous! Your background looks amazing and your colouring is fantastic!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

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  13. This looks great Claire. Thanks so much for joining in with The Stamp Man's Anything Goes challenge.

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  14. Beautiful card, lovely colouring and the background paper looks great. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenge this week.
    Amelia x

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  15. Such a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FFC!

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  16. beautiful blog. i love your card! thanksw for sharing on For Fun.

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  17. Beautiful card! thanks for playing at S2G!

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  18. Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Paper Play Challenges! :)

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  19. Hi Clair

    Such a lovely card and a fabulous scrunched background.

    Thank you for joing us at Polkadoodles this week and good luck.

    B x

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  20. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week with your lovely project in our stamp away challenge! I love your papers they are perfect with the image! Cheers Claire x

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  21. Beautiful!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

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  22. Beautiful image. Thanks for joining in the Polkadoodle challenge

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  23. This is a really beautiful card Claire. The mermaid stamp is gorgeous and I love the layout of the card and the backing papers.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles this week.
    x

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  24. This is a really beautiful card Claire. The mermaid stamp is gorgeous and I love the layout of the card and the backing papers.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles this week.
    x

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  25. Beautiful! Such a lovely colour palette. Thanks for sharing your stamped project with us at Polka Doodles this week.

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