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8/22/2012

Outlawz Copic Challenge

Splash
Hello and WELCOME to my newest follower. This card should have been posted last evening, but we had a little storm go through our area in the early evening, knocked out our cable, phones, internet. At least we blamed it on the storm. Some lightning, some rain, nothing terribly horrendous. This card will be for the OUTLAWZ FRIDAY COPIC challenge with the theme of Splash (water) which ends Aug. 23. My water is an airbrushed background, using different Blues, blue-greens, a bit of very light blue-violet, and some of the lightest cool grays. I was trying to show water movement & depth with the changing of the colors. The stamped image, colored of course with copics, was an Inkadinkadoo stamp. The front shells were colored at first with some of the earthy-E colors, then I dabbed a water glaze made with liquid pearls over. It sort of resembled an abalone shell, but I thought it was way too dark. So I restamped that part of the image, used more very light red-violet (the 0000,000,00 numbers), touched some BV0000, trying to get the color of shells I used to gather at the beach. Once I sort of got the effect I was trying for, then I used E11 to add in a bit of brown. Cut the image out, then once again covered with a couple of coats of the liquid pearl water glaze to give some shine. Popped up over the shells, liked this look better than the original.  The grounding is done with shades of yellow green and earth tone colors. I used feathering-strokes, for the different greens & browns, then went back with the same colors, using a dot touch to try to attempt a 'sea-bed' look. The seaweed is colored with greens, then used a green multiliner to color the 'skinnier' lines of the seaweed. I used a Spica pen on the thicker parts of the seaweed for some glisten in the water. The sea turtle is a Memory Box Graceful Honu die, using a bit of kraft that I had stamped with a versa mark design for another project. (AH, a SNIPPET! Works for the playground as well as Outlawz!). Used another SNIPPET from a piece cut out of the middle of the mat used for the earlier carousel horse to cut the gold outline of the turtle, which is an Outline Honu die from Memory Box. The teal cardbase (also a SNIPPET) was from another project, and after creating the fold for the card, used a Spellbinder curved rectangle die to cut out a window. Pasted the colored image behind the window. The watery-design paper was some Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby, cut out with the next size of the wavy rectangle, (2 sizes to get the frame) and popped up. The turtle was popped up to appear as though he is floating into the seaweed...just like we used to see when we were snorkling long ago, in another lifetime in Florida waters! I'm going to enter this in Pixie's Playground if the girls will let me come play (or watch THEM play. I heard something about a nice cool drink, so maybe if I look thirsty, they will let me in, if they are still in the playground! Thanks for stopping to visit.

10 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

What a great job you did showing the movement of the water! I'm just amazed when you remember the product brands when you put your cards together. I am just not that organized!

Hugs,
Kay

Bernie said...

WOW Mary this is SPECTACULAR!!!! The water is amazing! Love the colors and simply everything about it.
Hugs
Bernie

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mary - as Bernie says, it's spectacular! I love it. Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Such a great 3D effect you have managed to achieve. Fantastico. Hugs Mrs A.

Victoria said...

What a great effect you've created! It's brilliant - the water is great!

Elizabeth Allan said...

An under water delight! Wonderful frame surrounding this fabulously colored scene.

Berni Cuttino said...

Very beautiful, loving the underwater scene. Hugs

Sally H said...

That's gorgeous Mary! Love your background and the stamped image is perfectly coloured.

vicki said...

OMGoodness! What a stunning job you did on this project! Great colors and shading! Blessings to you!

Linda said...

I'm going to CASE this one! I even have some of the blue patterned background paper you used. Love the image you colored on it!