Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Die Cuttin Diva's - Sea or Aquarium Challenge

Happy Tuesday! 
It's time for another Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge! Did you know it's National Aquarium month? Cool huh? In honor of our sea pals create something that you might find in the sea or in an aquarium. Don't forget your die cut :)

I tried something completely out of my comfort zone.
I just had a blast with this card. I saw a great tag so long ago on the Tim Hotlz web site and fell in love with it! I could never come up with anything close so I just used it as a guide. Let me give you the details. I started with a watercolor background in 3 colors. Aqua, lime & blue. I let it dry and added some stickles. The starfish are cut from the cricut cartridge Life's a beach. Okay here is where the fun starts. I used some orange ink and inked them all up. Next I got out some Tim Holtz metallic gold paint and splattered away. I used glitter and gold on the fins and then glossy accents for for details.   

Lastly, I added some coral and a starfish on top of some clear acetate which I printed "Sea you soon" It's so much fun to try new things.... but I'll leave these techniques for the professionals :) 
Thank for stopping by and hope to see you join in the fun!

Please pop over to Die Cuttin Divas Challenge and check out the DT and join us for the challenge! We would love to have you.
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snappy scrappy said...

FAB!!! LOVE that water colour background!

Sherrie K. said...

Oooh wow, you did an amazing job on the background! Look at the starfish...love the orange and metallic gold paint! Super fun and great texture:) You are a pro!
It's always fun to try different techniques, ha?! You did a GREAT job on this~love it!
Have a great evening~took a little break from the little kiddo's to play catch up and visit with my bloggy buddies:)
Sherrie K

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your background and those beautiful seahorses!

CA Scrapper said...

So adorable! Love the seahorses.


Scrapper69 said...

LOVE the Background paper!!! Your card is beautiful!!! Have a Creative Day! :)

Scrappers Anonymous

Creative M said...

Love the beautiful background!! This is GORGEOUS!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Crafting With Creative M

Tina H said...

You did a fabulous job!! I love this! The colors are beautiful and I think you are quite the professional ;)

L.B. said...

Love your colors on this card and the seahorses...so pretty

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the background!!!! Have a great day.

Georgiana said...

You sure do look like you are a professional with this awesome card. Love the colors and gold glitter. Fabulous job!

Lisa said...

This is one of my favorites of yours, Shelly!! The colors are amazing!! I love those beautiful sea horses!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love, love it!!

I can't believe it's summer already. It seems like yesterday that there was snow on the ground and summer seemed so far away. Now the snow will be back before we know it!! I hope you have a wonderful week my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

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