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Jul 30, 2014


I wanted to play again in this month's Mixed Media Monthly challenge, and so I decided to create a underwater birthday card.  This month their challenge is "around the house" meaning to find items around the house to use in our creations.

Can you guess which item I found in my house to use on this card? A pencil - I used the eraser end of the pencil to stamp some circles using gesso. I actually got this idea from a kids art project I saw on pinterest.

My new stamps from Just For Fun Rubberstamps are so perfect for these mixed media creations, and all the stamps I used here are from JFF. My background was mostly done using dylusions inks. I did use a honeycomb stencil, but it is really hard to tell. I also wiped a distress inkpad over the background to add a little extra interest. 
The seahorses and seaweeds in the foreground were stamped onto watercolor paper and I used gelatos and a damp baby wipe for coloring. They were then fussy cut. Sentiment is also from JFF.

Product list:
(all stamps by JFF)
dylusions inks, distress ink, archival ink
gelatos, gesso
leafy flourish die (whimsy stamps)
mixed media card stock, watercolor paper
pencil for gesso circles

Playing along here:
Mixed Media Monthly - around the house
Mixed Media Cards - touch of nature
Inky Chicks - Happy Birthday
Paper Minutes -Underwater World
Crafting When We Can - Make Your Own Background 


Mervi said...

wow fabulous;-))m said...

Oh wow these are stunning xxx

Toni said...

I like this lots--great colors and texture.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful background and images! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can Challenge.

Alexia Misso said...

Very pretty card Ellie, love the background and the sea horses!

Heike said...

this is amazing and wwonderful!!!

xxx Heike

Lisa H said...

I love this!!!

Lynn K said...

Fabulous mixed media card! Love how you used a pencil eraser for the white circles. Thanks for playing along with our Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Great color palette!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you stamped gesso with the pencil eraser!! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Melanie said...

Seahorse! I'm ready to go back to the ocean. Thank you for joining with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

what a gorgeous card! the seahorses are so pretty! great way to add those bubbles, too. Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!