Thursday, 1 August 2019

What Beauty Lives 'Under the Sea'

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
It's the first of the month so that means it's our
Watercolour Challenge. 
Our challenges are always Anything Goes but
we do have a Twist that you are welcome to use.
This month it is Ocean.
It's certainly not the weather for having a dip here in Australia
so I have gone with the beautiful sea horse
that live deep down among the colourful sea bed.

My sea horse is from the AAandCreate #137 stamp set 
I bought at a recent craft show.
I heat embossed the sea horse and sentiment in
Deep Water embossing powder from Colour Blast.
The fun then began with using Lindy's Sprays in
Tiffany Lou Blue, Glory of the Sea and
Cowabunga Copper for the sea bed.
Heat embossed some pebbles 
with Midas Touch Embossing Glitter
and the sea shell with 
Wow Chocolate Caramel Embossing Powder.
Some Impression Obsession Bubbles were heat embossed
coming from the sea horse's mouth.
Added some final touches with Rusty Patina Texture Paste,
Nuvo Mouse in Coastal Surf and Toasted Almond.
Glossy Accents on the sea horses eye.
Cut my ocean scene with a stitched die,
attached to matching card stock and then to  my card base.
It certainly was fun creating this underwater scene.

Hope you get a chance to pop over and see what
my Team Mates created and come join us this month.
Love to see you in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in.


Mac Mable said...

I zoomed in to take a look at your marvellous card Ina. The colours are amazing and the deep underwater scene is fabulous x.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful background for that fun sea horse.
Love the card
Barb Housner

Carol L said...

You've created an amazing underwater scene with this great seahorse! I just adore the colors and added bubbles too!

Helen said...

An amazing scene, Ina! I feel like I'm looking under the ocean when I see it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome underwater scene. I love the movement in the water that you achieved too.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Ina, this is amazing!! I love the way you've used the EP and your scene turned out brilliant!! :)

Kathy Krug said...

Gorgeous, Ina. Sea horses are such amazing creatures, and you have createda perfect backdrop for this one.

Lindsey said...

What a glorious underwater scene! The sea bed is beautiful, and I love how ethereal your seahorse looks. Wow!

lostinpaper said...

Oh My, you are amazing with watercolours!!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE your sweet seahorse. You have really nailed the challenge with your gorgeous colors. I really like all things ocean, so this card just makes me smile.

A.Rose said...

Now that is a wonderfully, artsy card. Shading and levels of color are spectacular.

Sue - said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Ina,
What a stunning underwater scene! The seahorse looks right at home.
I love anything to do with the ocean.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing concept here Ina, always love to see you in our Ink Art Designs challenges..x

BożenA said...

WOW, Ina !! This card is amazing. I love how the water led colors, creating all those wonderful spots. Stunning water scene and I love how you created this beautiful sea bottom.
BożenA xx