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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Under the sea: Craft a scene monthly challenge week 2

Hello there - I should be on my way to Doncaster when this post goes live! How exciting. I love going to craft fairs with my mum - she doesn't get out too much - my dad is not in the best of health and she hates to leave him all day - but we try to get to craft shows together 3 times a year! I'm so glad she does - she's a lovely lady and deserves a bit of a break!

Today I'm showing you a card as a reminder of the 'Under the Sea' challenge over at craftascene this month. I had lots of fun making this one! I started with some blue card and spritzed it with blue and green sprays - this isn't showing up too well in the photos graphs but you can get the impression. Once that was dry I applied some Imagination Crafts sparkle medium (jade) through an Imagination Crafts Stencil and allowed it to dry before using the same stencil to add a different colour of sparkle medium. Whilst everything was drying I got out some black staz-on and inked up my Lavinia fishy stamps. I added a sandwich of angelina film and fibres to the stamps then greaseproof paper and applied a warm iron. Then I lifted the film and fibre and cut around the images. Finally I punched the bottom part of the card using a martha stewart punch and added the bow and then diecut the happy Birthday using Britania dies.




The central picture is taken with a flash - just so that you can see the difference.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lavinia Stamps -laviniastamps July Challenge: Use dies/punches
Songbirdsongbirdchallenges - ribbon
Crafty Ribbonscraftyribbonschallenge: AG with ribbon
As you like it:asyoulikeitchallenge Fave occasion - birthday - I love making birthday cards - you can make them so personal - its definitely my fave occasion to make for.
PTWpapertakeweekly: Old (the base card), new (the stamps), borrowed (ribbon), Blue ( the card I altered).
2 sisters2sisterschallengeblog: Make it sparkle
Heck of a challengeheckofachallenge: The sea


Hope you have a great day - It may take me a while to catch up with you today - it'll probably be tomorrow before I get chance but I will get there!

Big hugs and thanks for visiting!

Rachel xx

26 comments:

  1. WOW!! This is stunning Rachel. I love the way you have created the watery effect and the fish look amazing
    I hope you and your dear mum have a wonderful time at Doncaster.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. this is absolutely gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

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  3. oh hun this is just gorgeous so missed your work,just wanted to pop by and say bless your heart for the kind coment you left on my blog,really do thank you so so much,take care hunny love massive hugs Cherylxxxx

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  4. I love your sparkly seaweed Rachel, and your background colour gives a real feeling of depth in the water.

    Sue x

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  5. Wow, so cool. Love that Craft Medium for great sparkle. Hope you have a great time at the craft fair.

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  6. Absolutely wonderful aquatic scene Rachel, love how you have inked the card to make it look like the ocean and the marine stamps are great, love it, Kate x

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  7. Oh this is gorgeous hun and so original, fabulous idea and I love all the sparkle, hope you are having loads of fun today at summer crafting hun
    Lindsay xx

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  8. Wow......love the richness and sparkle from this card Rachel...................beautifully put together. Sorry I have not been popping so regularly.......sometimes it can be difficult. Just had a quick look at some of the posts I have missed and they are wonderful
    I so love House Mouse and your card design is gorgeous. Beautiful Christmas make too and the wedding card is amazing.

    Take care and I hope you and your mum had fun at the craft fair.

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  9. WOW Rachel this is stunning! Love the dimension and the design.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Hi Rachel, hope you and your lovely mum had a great day out at Doncaster, wish I could have been there too. Love your underwater scene, great colours and design and love how you used the film and fibres. Hugs, Anne x

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  11. This is so beautiful Rachel - love everything about it! I got the OTO on QVC - just need to get Sparkle Medium next month and I'll be a happy bunny!
    Hope you and your mum enjoyed your day out - am green with envy! But you work hard with your girls and your community and your mum with caring for your dad - you both deserve a break - enjoy it! Karen x

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  12. Lovely
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    :)
    Laura

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  13. This is so lovely Rachel, so pleased I bought that stencil today, we had a lovely time so a big hug and thank you for being such a loving thoughtful daughter

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  14. A really beautiful project Rachel. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge and Good luck. Sarah

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  15. lovely scene, thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Crafty Ribbons challenge, Kate x

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  16. Hope you both had a fab day at Doncaster, this card is fab.. Love the colours and sparkle, Px

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  17. A super card Rachel. Love the design and all the sparkle and textures used. Hope you had a great day at Doncaster.
    Mags
    x

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  18. Such a lovely Under the Sea scene Rachel, I love all of the sparkle.
    I hope you had a lovey day with your Mum.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. Amazing card! Love all the wonderful details! Hope you have a wonderful day with your mother!

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  20. Oooo, lovely card! thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

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  21. Popping back to say thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

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  22. A fantastic card, great take on the challenge, Thanks for joining us at a HOAC.
    Chris x

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  23. Beautiful card Rachel! Really pretty with the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

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  24. super creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

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  25. Fab underwater scene, I love the colours. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck. Hugs, Pauline DT member xxx

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