Monday, 12 March 2018

Inky Shimmers!

This being able to relax at home lark is definitely very good for the card output. I suffered dreadfully last year as even when I managed a few days at home I couldn't think of anything creative at all - and on the rare occasions that I did I was too tired to do it!
But my card stash is building up nicely and I had a play today making a few cards with ocean themes. Be rude not to play with the stash bought last week wouldn't it?!

I also bought a magazine (a rarity for me) as it had some sea themed stamps and dies as a freebie.
This is a make not for the charity box but for me to use myself.

I bought some Distress Oxides (to start off my collection - LOL 😉😉). I confess I like them very much so need to get some more!

Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon here on watercolour card.

The little seahorse was coloured using Mermaid Lagoon and Tropic Blue Cosmic Shimmer Powder. He's really shimmery in real life!
Added a bit of gold embossing and a few dew drops. (Strange thing about this die is that last week I bought a stamp set that has a seahorse on - facing the other way- so maybe I will use them both together soon!)

The sentiment is by Sweet Dixie (another set bought last week!) stamped with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink not Oxide.
I distressed the edges then matted onto another piece of card which had distressed edged gold embossing.
This is one of those rare cards that I am REASONABLY happy with - although I maybe should have put it on Kraft cardstock and not white (?) -  TOO LATE NOW!!

Thanks for looking today! x

Sharing my little seahorse with -

PB&More - Feature a creature
Craft Rocket - Something New
Create and Inspire- Anything Goes 
The Card Concept - Inspiration Pic


Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and pretty card, with a gorgeous colour combination. Great use of the stash you bought last week and looking forward to seeing the two seahorses together soon. Love the distressed edges and the touch of bling x

Meggymay said...

Its a really lovely sea themed card Viv, the colours and details look beautiful.
Good that you are using your new goodies and that you are enjoying your crafting time again.
Yvonne xx

aussie aNNie said...

wow, Viv, this is fabulous, love how you did the bubble on the bottom and distressed edging is one of my fav crating makes.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Nice card wit a beautiful sea horse die. I love it.
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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Michelle said...

Gorgeous background and lovely seahorse.
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck!!
Michelle (DT)

Loll said...

Your first time out with your DOX inks turned out beautifully Viv! That background is gorgeous! Love the sweet seahorse, and the sand at the bottom with the shell. So creative! xx

brenda said...

A really pretty inky creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Animals' theme at Penny Black and More challenge. So things didn't turn out so well for Mr M this week did they.

B x

Linby said...

I d love a seahorse! Love that background such subtle colours. You will need more oxides, once you start.........

pinky said...

Oh this is so pretty to the eye Viv, loving the dash of gold.

linda said...

I love the background and the shimmery seahorse on the lovely card! I like how the blues against the white pop; maybe it would look more subdued on the kraft? thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.

Joan said...

Love your card Viv, beautiful colours and bet the seahorse looks really shimmery too.


Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Viv and I love you background. Have lots of fun with your new stash. Barbxx

Pia S said...

It both looks and sounds like you had a fun time making this card. I like the trendy techniques and materials, it’s quite an artsy and stunning underwater scene design, well done. I’m lacking mojo and energy, I hope a week in a sunny and warm spot soon will help.

Julie Gearinger said...

What a wonderful Mixed Media scene! Love the seahorse, sentiment and all of the fun accents! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope you can join us again soon :-)

MaryV said...

What an amazing creation! Thank you for sharing at Create & Inspire.
Hugs, Maria (

Cara said...

I like it on the white. Love the pop of gold and your watery background x