Monday, May 25, 2009

Under the Sea - A Magnolia Down Under Challenge

Hi there!
Wow - thank goodness the weekend is over!  Lots of fun but busy busy!  My day at Art in the Park yesterday (an annual village festival) went off very well and I received beautiful comments and compliments about my work.  Had lots of girls stamping and getting enthusiastic for learning more - gotta love that!!  The sun shone all afternoon for us - it was beautiful.
Well, with some quiet time I had to myself this afternoon I was able to get a challenge card done. Over at Magnolia Down Under the challenge this week is 'Under the Sea' so of course I just had to use my mermaid Tilda and the gorgeous rainbow fish (they hadn't even seen ink yet!).
I cut a nesties circle out and glued the fish down in place.  I used a SU! seaweed stamp along the bottom then I covered the whole circle with glossy accents to give a clear water effect.  It took a while to dry but I love the end result.  I coloured Tilda with my Tombow markers, trimmed her then popped her up in the corner.  I used Fantasy Film to matt the nesties circle which adds lots of shimmer and sparkle!  I also added some angelina fibers behind Tilda for yet more sparkle!
The starfish is an Alota stamp.  Cuttlebug embossing folders and clear dewdrops add the finishing touches to the card.  Here's a close-up of the glossy accents over the fish.
I hope you like it!  Thanks for your visit today and taking time to come by!  I'm off to catch up on some commenting!


Dawn said...

This card is darling, wow so cool, love how it turned out.

joey said...

Hi Danielle, this is gorgeous, I love the detail on the circle, beautiful card, Joey.x

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.

KanataNewf said...

adorable...and congrats on the day in the park. sounds like it went well.

Karen said...

As Usual, a great card!!! I love this tilda!! Glad to hear your art in the park went well.xx

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW Danielle,this is so cute!!! The little fish look cute inside your circle,love it!Thanks for joining us at MDUC.
Hugs xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Danielle,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

helen said...

Fabulous card danielle love the bubble texture
helen x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous love the fishy background perfect for memaid Tilda.

dolcreations said...

This card is awesome Danielle! You have added so much detail to this one. I love the little fish. Beautiful job.
I'm glad you had fun on the weekend. It is always fun to show others what we love to do with our cards! The enthusiasim is great!

Jodi said...

Wow! This is so cute!! Love your layout, your coloring and the dry embossing!
Jodi =)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous, I love the little scene you have created

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous card. And how perfect that you had this image for this challenge. Love the fish behind Tilda!Great card Danielle. I really love it!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

this is so fantastic! what a great layout and fabulous images. well done :)
Hugs Judy xx

Sharon said...

This is fab Danielle. I love the fish and underwater plants - brilliant.

Debbie Pamment said...

Love all the little details - gorgeous work again for the challenge!

Rachel said...

awww how precious!! love how you embossed the background. goes perfectly with your mermaid. absolutely fabulous job, danielle!!


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