Monday 2 September 2019

Link in the chain - August

Time for another reveal over at the Card Chain Challenge. This month my card has travelled to Dee in Kenya. Unbelievably I've been playing for a year now, last August was the first time I was a link in the chain. Fittingly enough, the card I received this time is from a first time player - Tina in Slovenia!

From the options on offer I chose the theme of water and loosely followed the sketch (rotated 180 degrees).

I got this lovely seahorse stamp as a gift last Christmas and I'm ashamed to say he's only just seeing ink now!

The seahorse is coloured with Copics and then masked so I could use a stencil and three Distress inks to give him a watery background, following the sketch for placement. I sponged the same inks through circles cut in a piece of acetate, again using the sketch - the third circle is invisible to the naked eye because of the splatter trailling the seahorse!

A simple sentiment and three tiny nail art gems for some sparkle finish it off.

Create Your Calm (Visible Image)
Sentiment from Say It All (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean)

Copic markers
Nail art gems
Fibres stencil (Visible Image)
Corner Chomper 

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

A fabulous seahorse and I love your inked background too.
Kath x

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, love this! I've been looking out for a realistic sea horse image for ages - off to check this out. Thanks for being a link in our chain at CCC, so glad to have you with us, Jo x

Waverunner said...

I like how you turned the stencil vertical (?) looks even more like underwater light to me.

Congrats on your first year!


Debbie said...

fabulous card

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done card!

Tina Z. said...

hi, Joanne,
I am so happy I found your blog.
your card is stunning - I love seahorses and yours is perfect.
and all these blue colours ...
have a great weekend.
crafty hugs xx