Good morning and happy Sunday - wow where did August go!! So September is here already and we're hurtling toward Autumn, though if the temperatures of Bank Holiday Monday were anything to go by it could be a hot one. There's a fun new challenge over at Country View Crafts, and this is Under The Sea.
Quite unusually for me I started with a paper pad that I've had for well over a year. I usually make my own backgrounds but these papers fitted perfectly with what I wanted to make.
I wanted a shaker card with a large aperture, so I made a whole unit that I could just stick onto the base card, rather than cutting into the card and weakening it.
I drew an area onto my base where my creatures could go without being hidden by the frame.
The pink sea horse and the heart are
Art By Marlene stamps, and the blue one is by Lavinia. I can't call them male and female as according to Google these are both male stamps, and Google is never wrong!
This is how they look in their frame with their seaweed and sequins.
The friendly puffer fish is also by Marlene.
And we're all done. The sentiment is a Memory Box die and this was so fiddly 'cos I didn't leave myself much room for it. I tried stamping a sentiment but it got lost as this is a big card, it's 10 x7 inches.
I really enjoyed making this, but I was glad when it all came together.
I hope that you join in with our challenge. Please remember that it's an Under The Sea theme so this must be the focus of your entries.
Have a very happy month, and thanks so much for looking xx