Sunday, 31 August 2014

Under The Sea...

Hello there

Last year I made one of my Stencil cards HERE for my friend for her birthday.  That started it!  Rachel started to ask me about the stencils and how-tos and I sent her to Sweet Poppy Stencils to have a the stencils available.

Rather than let Rachel buy all the equipment I invited her up to my Craft Room over we had an enjoyable evening of pizza and stencils and fun!  Rachel was smitten!  Rachel ordered some paste and other paraphernalia the next day and kindly bought me a stencil to say "thanks". I am not sure her Hubby feels the same way.

Well whilst the equipment was out so I set to and made a card for my friend's daughter.  I was told quite categorically that she is no longer into "cute" so I hoped this didn't fall into the "cute" category!

I made the background by smooshing some DIs onto my craft mat (Mowed Lawn, Broken China, salty ocean) and then added some water and dipped a piece of watercolour paper in, dried it and then dipped again.  I had a tag handy so dipped that with the leftovers.  Once it was dried (and ironed) I stamped my Ryn stamp that Miss Di had sent to me some time ago, with Memento ink.  I also stamped the corners with Cavallini stamps in the same DIs used. 

Then came the fun bit.  I used my new stencil and Pearl embossing paste and left it overnight to dry
I stamped both sides of the card using some TH stamps and my Ryn stamp. 
I found a tiny piece of paper that was enclosed in a papercraft magazine many many many years ago that was the perfect colour aka a Snippet.  I die cut a silver edge die, layered it and hey presto, my card was born.  And it passed muster so it isn't "cute"! Phew!!

Thanks for calling by.  Off down to the Snippets Playground to share this.



Diane said...

Wow Hettie, what a stunning background and love reading about how you created it. Nice details and fun water drops.

Hugs Diane

Mrs A. said...

How about artistic then!
Hugs Mrs A.
P.s. me rear ends still hurts.

scrappymo! said...

Stunning and arty! You are just a stenciling Queen!

I am a big mermaid fan and just love this pretty one! Great card Missy!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous page... seems like I've been admiring those bubbles since I started out in Craftyblogland - I'm going to give in one of these days! Love the colours and the Pearly textured mermaid is wonderful!
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

That's an awesome stencil and a beautiful background! A perfect place for the Ryn drops!

Belinda Basson said...

Wow, that is a great stencil. Love the colours in your background too. I eventually got that Ryn stamp, use it all the time!

The Caked Crusader said...

The water drops are so effective - it looks lovely!

Debs Willis said...

Very nice, not cute, great use of the mermaid & the pearl paste works beautifully!
Must dig out my water drops stamp, kinda forgot about it!
Debs x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
my this card is very pretty.
I just love the colours, and your fab inking and making of that superb background.
Now I have never tried these pastes, but they are next on my lists of tries. Especially now.
Mermaid is so fab.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Well I think it's FABULOUS Sam. Love all the inking and stencilling.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jean Straw said...

This is great, you made a lovely watery looking background and of course the water drops stamp is brilliant. I love the mermaid stencil too, I haven't seen that one before.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Oh my words, how clever you are, this is stunning and a gorgeous background.

Kath x

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Sam - and your background is such a lovely foil for the Ryn stamp. Great stuff!!

If I don't call by, I did giggle at your chooks egg post :))

Sorry I'm late commenting, playing catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

Wow oh wow! That is some gorgeous stenciling, inking and stamping. A truly fabulous creation. Karen x

Susanne Vargas said...

Stunning card! Love the background and the stenciled mermaid! This reminded me that I also have stamps by Ryn and haven't used them yet - shame on me!