Monday, 22 August 2016

By or Under the Sea for CCM and WoodwareWitterings

Morning Everyone,
We have a new challenge over at CCM today, and as I am also on the DT for Woodware  who are our sponsors this time round I will be sharing first so you get a little bit of a head start.
Bec is hosting our By or Under the Sea challenge at CCM, so we want to see what you can come up with that is either an underwater scene or a coastal/beach scene. 
I wasn't sure what to make for this as I don't seem to own very much in the way of sea themed stamps, 
 however what I did find were several Dreamweaver Metal Stencils which worked every bit as well.
 A seahorse
and a rather nice tropical fish.
Of course the beauty of a stencil is that you can just turn it over, and hey presto your fish is swimming in the opposite direction lol.
If only you could do that with a stamp!
I also found that I had a rather nice fish scale stencil which I used to create the background.
The coral like structure is actually a tree die, also by Dreamweaver.
I added a strip of medical gauze along the bottom edge and sprinkled it with some Frantage Powders making sure to heat from underneath so as not to blow the powder everywhere. 
 Of course I had to play with my stencils before I came up with my finished design,
 so I made a second card with the leftovers.
 This card shows off the background stencil a little better.
 This time I used a Nautilus shell and some assorted ephemera from my stash.
This picture also gives you a better idea of how I used the stencils.
First I ran them through my embossing machine making sure to follow the suggested layering stack as recommended by Dreamweaver.
Next, keeping the stencil firmly in place I sponged the image with dye based inks and then used a fine black Micron pen to draw around the stencil to add in all the detail.
Finally I fussy cut the images and brushed them all with some gold gilding wax.
I hope that you will join us this week, both at CCM and WoodwareWitterings.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Happy Crafting and hugs


  1. Hi Kim, gorgeous as ever. Have a great week, Angela x

  2. Very stunning card. Love the colours and your images. Well done. Judy

  3. WOW! Love this Kim. So much detail and all that gold look fabulous - as does the whole under the sea creation.

  4. Wow, what talent you have, this is amazing and you got make two of them. Love it!!

  5. Gorgeous scene Kim! I love all the texture so much to look at.

    Bec xx

  6. There is just something about seahorses...they are so odd but beautifully graceful. Your card is peaceful and lovely. I got lost and almost drowned in it. Thank you for sharing. It's really a work of art. Hugs, Kathy


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