Wow, this turned out great. The color combination is so soft yet perfect for the look. Very nice!
You created such a pretty scene! How clever to use the sparkle double background technique for and underwater scene. Your foam pieces look really nice too. Love the stamping on the fish!
Textures and colors are very nice!
Simply wonderful! I love the background stamping and inking. The punched borders add a sense of movement. Love your fish and the plants--everything. Thank you for playing. Daria
This is a great card. The wave punch on top is just the perfect accent.
Fabulous card and use of the techniques!
Your experimentation and questions really paid off ! The punches are a perfect way to bring it all together! Thanks for playing my challenge technique.
Project - SOF12 Hangover - CF and Sparkle Challenge Combo
posted 10/26/12 at 09:46 AM
This is my card for the challenges Craft Foam Challenge and Sparkle Challenge.
First I used Fiskar border punches for the top and bottom of the CS piece.
For the background, I distressed white CS with Tim Holtz distressed inks. Then on my craft mat, I stamped blue Brilliance Ink and sprayed it with water to dilute. Then I took my polka dot clear stamp and picked up the diluted Brilliance ink with it and stamped on to the BG. I then sprayed just plain water on the craftmat and used my clear plaid stamp to pick up the water and stamp over the CS again.
For the plants I colored my rubber stamp with Mementos markers: Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, and Potter's Clay. When stamped over the BG, the parts of the plant that has the Pear Tart makes that part of the plant “disappear” into the ocean scene behind it.
For the craft foam pieces, I took pink craft foam and cut it with the Cuttlebug using a die set that was marketed for kids to use with a Cuttlebug type device (I do not have the packaging b/c I bought it years ago before I knew someone, including me, may want to know that info–sorry). But I used those dies to cut out the fish, seashell, and starfish.
I shrunk the pieces down with aheating tool and then colored the pieces with Prismacolor markers, then heat set it—except for the seashell–the seashell I did not color, but just stamped on it and then heat set it, thus shrinking it down also. The fish I then stamped on with pink Brilliance ink and heat set. The starfish I marked in the markings by hand with a marker.