Monday, 11 July 2011

Under the sea

Good morning all, I hope you all had a lovely weekend :o) My project this morning is another of my canvases, so please take a look and let me know what you think! 

The background is painted with Twinkling H2O's fading from yellow to dark green, then splattered with gold Calligraphy ink to give it some more shine.  The clam shell, sea weed and smalle leaves have all been heat embossed using gold or silver.

Picture hanging on the wall!

Close up of the leaves and seaweed.  I have atatched the shells using silicon glue.

The sentiment is a stamp from my stash, but it is an old one from a set and I don't know who made it.  It has been stamped onto nesties lables dies and I have used cross stitch thread to attatch it to the side of t he canvas.  I have also added gems.

The image is from Kelley kids at the stitchy bear store called 'starlite 5', she has been printed large and coloured with pro markers. I have glittered her tail and instead of usingthe earing in the picture I have cut it off and used a jump ring and small shell to crate her earing.

I hope you like it :o)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

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NGCARDS said...

An adorable card hun :) Thanks for joining in with our Seaside theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Maria said...

Wow, that's a beautiful card Nikki! Love all the greens and the shells. Maria x

gina g said...

Fabulous card i love the image and the colours are fab too. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

hazel said...

A fabulous canvas Nikki - the background is lovely and I love the cute mermaid.
xxx Hazel.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow what a canvas! My daughter would love this! And I love the sentiment it is one of my favs! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad, Texture Challenge this week. :)

Kim B said...

Wow, just beautiful!! Kim xx

Sonia said...

I love the image and how you design this... awesome creation!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG this week. Good Luck!

Lesley said...

Lovely canvas, the image is fab! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Janet Katz said...

Really elegant color combination! And the mermaid is so adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning canvas. I love the glow behind the mermaid and then your fading colours.
Thanks for joining our 'beach' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

aqualeiga said...

Wow, this is wonderful! Any little girl would LOVE it (big girls too come to think of it!) Thanks so much for playing in THE CRAFTY PAD 'Texture' challenge this week...the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

Craftyanny said...

Stunning work, love the stamp and your colouring is super too. A lovely canvas
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
Anne x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Nikki this looks fab love the colours in the background gives a great deep sea effect...

Thanks for playing our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week...

Emma xxx

Jenni said...

Gorgeous work, love the image and your background is fab. Also love all the embellishments which finish it off beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x

Trinh said...

This is so pretty! Love the shading and the shells that you added. Thanks so much for playing in a Mami Doodles challenge!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous project. I love the image and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x