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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Under the Sea - Photo inspiration

Today is the start of the week long Bugaboo 7th birthday celebration over at Catch the Bug, with daily challenges and lots of possibilities to win prizes. The theme of the week is "under the sea".
For day 1 we have a photo inspiration.  I chose to color up the sweet ava mermaid with Spectrum Noirs and a gel pen, and I used my DIs to make her the underwater scene. I know many of you have probably went down this road before, but I haven't been confident using my inks for that long yet. I used blue, purple and green DIs.
The "seagrass" is made using a freebie stamp and I stamped a birthday greeting in Norwegian. I also added some silver liquid pearls to her hair and the water. The bubbles have glitter glue. A little sprinkle of water before I added a coat of Perfect Pearl for a shimmery effect, which I didn't capture in the photo. I attached the panel to a black card base. It's rare I don't use any sort of dies or DPs, so this is a bit different for me. Its'a 100% flat and if it weren't for the cardbase it would be a one layer.

This card is also for:
Crafting By Designs - Inspired by a Movie (Splash)
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #394 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge- #171 Anything Goes (+ A Sentiment)

25 comments:

Michelle said...

This is so gorgeous Pia. Love the colours of the background and the sweet image - Michelle x

aussie aNNie said...

Oh I do love this, just been over to the blog and saw I won last challenge, but I don't have an email addy on my blog to be contacted....so have sent you an email....xx
{aNNie}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Cute image, beautful shading and colouring Pia wonderful elements on your card, well done.
Shaz in Oz.x ps popped over to see if you'd lost your followers mine have all disappeared and so had the join blog button. Sigh...but glad yours is fine. Guess it will be back in day or so.

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and scene Pia..loz

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card Pia. Love how it really looks like it is under water.
Hugs,
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT Teamie

cotnob said...

A pretty card Pia, a lovely underwater scene - your water looks fabulous.
Pauline
x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Pia. Love the little scene you have created, it is awesome.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Donna said...

Sweet image and your water looks amazing!

scrAPpamondo said...

This is very different from your usual cards Pia, but you achieved so well with this new style and I love very much your underwater scene!! There are a lot of details in it, and I'm sure that the shine in real life looks amazing! The pearls in the hairs of the mermaid (how cute!!) look so lovely and also the glittered bubbles! The plants you choose for algas are just perfect, as well the inked background with the sprinkle of water! Well done!

Chrissy said...

So adorable Pia..I love your little under the sea water scene,the water looks fabulous and the mermaid is so cute and love the pearls in her hair..such a gorgeous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Laine said...

This is so very cute! Love the sweet mermaid and the background detail and colour.
Laine
xx

meg said...

Your sea looks fantastic Pia lovely shading and blend of colours the seagrass at the bottom of the card makes it look as though the mermaid is deep underwater

*Vicki* said...

Wow this is just adorable Pia!! LOVE how you've done your background and the little "bubbles" in her hair too!! :) HUGS

sandie said...

Fabulous scene and the inks look great, I like the touch of pink around the edge, and th little bubbles a great look x

Jodie Mackrell said...

This is beautiful Pia!

scrappymo! said...

This card is so sweet. I really like that mermaid image and you have made a pretty underwater scene to suit her!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Awesome card Pia! Fabulous underwater scene...love the colors of the water along with the sea grass. And the pearl bubbles are a perfect touch!

Brenda

Nonni said...

How cute, Pia! Your underwater scene turned out perfect and I love all the small details of this. Very sweet card and so well made!

Karen Steele said...

This is such a sweet mermaid image! The under-water background is fabulous too! Lovely card Pia!

Furrbster said...

Even though you took yourself out of your comfort zone it has worked a treat - this is a brilliant card!


Lovely to see you joining us at Aud Sentiments for our Anything Goes, with a sentiment, challenge,

Hugz Tinz

Mervi said...

Sweet and gorgeous card. The background looks fabulous, stunning one layer card;-))m

Monika Reeck said...

Oh that blend color is stunning Pia...looks like real under the sea...cutteee image...and love whole concept of your card...Great idea sweety..
Hugs
Monika

Marina said...

It's wonderful - a really dreamy scene.

crafty-stamper said...

Another great underwater scene (working my way backwards lol )
Carol x

Mimi said...

LOVE HER! Yes, I see the pearls, and they are the perfect addition. This water technique (using water to splatter DIs) is second-to-none for an underwater background. Excellent, Pia!