Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The Craft Barn Fortnightly Challenge - A Dog Under the Sea

I thought it was April 1st when I saw the subject of the current Craft Barn Fortnightly Challenge - A Dog Under the Sea! Definitely a challenge! So I've given it my best shot and made an atc.

I only have two dog stamps - I'm not a dog lover. So I chose this little one which I've had for years and never inked.  Having stamped the image I coloured it with Distress Ink before creating the wrinkle free background. I don't have any masking fluid so my dog turned blue! I tried to rectify this and painted over him again with the original colour but this gave him a greenish tinge! Well, he probably is feeling a little seasick as he does have his tongue out and no oxygen bottle!

I downloaded the June Craft Stamper digital images and reduced the size of the weed and fishes before printing out. The images were coloured with Coloursoft pencils and cut out. I only  glued the seaweed along the lower edge to give it some depth. I drew some air bubbles and filled them with Glossy Accents and added tiny beads along the lower edge to represent the seabed.

ATC Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Inks - Old Paper, Broken China, Salty Ocean
Memento Tuxedo Black
Dog - maker unknown
Digital Images - Craft Stamper Magazine June 2016
Glossy Accents
Seed Beads


Pen Sunshinepen said...

Fun challenge this fortnight .... gets the brain working :) Great card x

Lou said...

Your dog under the sea looks quite similar to my work in progress one. (which also has aquired a blue ish tinge!) I don't think it matters though, after all he is covered in water! Lou x

Craftyfield said...

Everything has a blue cast under the sea so your dog looks absolutely normal for being underwater... I love how you popped up the grasses and the micro beads as sand give a fab 3D touch.

ionabunny said...

Hi Maggie. Love your cute pooch. Great scene you created. He looks like he's having a lovely time. Hugz