Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Jellyfish Birthday wishes

I just purchased a new stamp set by Visible Image called Dare to Swim, I love underwater images so the jellyfish really caught my eye.
I taped my watercolour paper to a cutting mat and masked off the edges, for me this is a little hit or miss because often the water colour seeps under the tape. I painted an ombre  watercolour wash background using my Peerless watercolour book using two blues one darker than the other. I stamped the jellyfish and coloured the hood using a black promarker and added a white line for the reflection.  I used the Altnew halftone stencil with platinium inka gold to add very subtle circles over the watercoloured area.  I added the silhouette fish swimming along the bottom of the card and used a Happy Birthday sentiment from Purple Onion. (I think they may have discontinued this one).  Finally I added some clear sequins to represent bubbles.



I'm entering this for the following challenges









Card Recipe
Stamps: Purple Onion sentiment, Visible image
Paper: Watercolour, Navy, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Stencil, Viva decor Inca Gold, Sequins, white gel pen, black promarker
Techniques: Watercolour Wash, Stenciling, Silhouettes.

18 comments:

  1. A great way of using the jelly fish stamp and very effective, so right for the challenge

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  2. A fantastic card, I love the stamp set you've used.

    sue xx

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  3. Your watercolour wash is so pretty, Christine. And what a cool jelly fish stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  4. Lovely watercolour wash, Christine - great with the subtle stenciling! And a fabulous jelly fish silhouette!

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  5. I love your underwater wash and the fantastic jellyfish silhouette! Wonderful touches with the stenciling, fish and "bubbles". Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  6. Another cool underwater card. You always find the neatest stamps. Your masking worked and the colours didn't seep under. Beautiful colours for your watercolour wash background. Love the stencilling detail.

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  7. Beautiful underwater scene and perfect for both our CAS Mix Up Watercolour Wash and CAS Watercolour Silhouette challenges. How fun to get to use your new jelly fish stamp too. Fun and sparkly sequin bubbles my friend. TFS our silhouette challenge, Christine. Hugs..

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  8. Love how you've done the jelly fish, it looks fabulous. Great subtle stencilling and the colour wash is beautiful x

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  9. Perfectly matched colors for content. I love the gentle silhouette of the jellyfish on this delicate background. I also like the beautiful background texture. Perfection of the card in every inch.
    HHugs,
    BożenA

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  10. What a beautiful card, I love that jellyfish image and the gorgeous background! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

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  11. That jellyfish looks real....and the card is unusual, but so pretty.

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  12. Best place for a jelly fish, wouldn't want to come across hime in real life. Fab card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  13. I always wonder what to do with a jellyfish stamp, but it's really so beautiful! Love your underwater scene, including the fishes. Your background is perfect. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Christine!

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  14. Beautiful card! Love that sequins, they really stand out! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  15. Great silhouette against the w/c wash.
    Thanks for making your mark at the Alphabet Challenge blog. :)

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  16. Christine, great card! The watercoloured background is so beautiful. Love non-centered stamping of the jelly fish. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  17. What a lovely ocean you created for your sea creatures Christine! LOVE that jelly fish - the cute school of fish and fun 'bubbles'! Thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

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