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I'd like to say 'Hello and welcome' to my new follower .......... Sharon. Thank you for joining me Sharon and I hope you'll pop by often.
It's time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month's theme is 'Under the Sea.' My heart sank a little when I saw this theme as I didn't think that I had any stamps that were suitable. Anyway, I had a rummage through my stamp drawers and found three which I thought might just do, and here's my finished card:
I started by masking off a circle as I knew this was where I wanted to put my Sea Horses. I decided to make some waves so I used a mountain stencil and coloured them in blue and green using Ink Dusters and sponges. I was really pleased with this effect and I think that it makes a fabulous background. I removed the mask and then stamped in the Sea Horses. Unfortunately, this bit went horribly wrong when I coloured them and so I stamped them again on a separate piece of card and coloured them using a make up sponge. I then cut them out and mounted them over the originals. Phew...... I was seriously relieved that it didn't need to go in the bin at this point! Next, I stamped my Water Drops by Inkylicious randomly around the image. I then used bleach to remove the colour. I like doing this as I think it makes the water droplets pop against the background. The fish is also by Inkylicious.
I finished my card by mounting my image onto some Kraft card and I stamped around the edge with a Rope stamp give the card more of a nautical feel.
The Sea Horse and the Rope stamps were both free with a Creative Stamper magazine which I bought a while ago.
To be honest, I wasn't really looking forward to this challenge but I've actually really enjoyed it in the end and I love the finished card. I'm always short on cards for the men and this one just fits the bill.
We would love you to join us in this challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images, just good old fashioned stamping.
We are so lucky to be sponsored every month by Leo over at Flonz Craft. Their stamps are really well made and are great to work with and one lucky random winner will receive a $20 voucher to be used online. There will also be a Top 3 spotlight, chosen by the Design Team.
Thank you for taking the time to visit today, I really appreciate it :) x