Saturday, August 18, 2018

Two Cards from the Sea

I have two cards to share today -  both made with backgrounds created using the Oxidized Shaving Cream technique - discovered by Lydia over at Splitcoaststampers.  She used it as the technique for the Mix Ability challenge on Friday.  You will find her YouTube video here

So here's the first card I made for Lydia's challenge.  I kind of covered up my lovely shaving cream background by stenciling this wonderful sea turtle from Stencil Girls over it using black embossing paste - but he looks perfect swimming in the ocean I created - along with 3 little schools of fish (the Friday Free 4 All challenge at SCS was back to school!)   The fish and sentiment are from S'Whale stamps and die sets from Ellen Hutson.
I'm linking my Sea Turtle card to:

Sun Sea and Sand

Back to School

 So then today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers was a nail polish website, OPI - and I chose this Marbled Waves manicure for my inspiration.  
I had made several backgrounds from the shaving cream technique so I used another one on this card!  You get to see more of the lovely background since I just did some stamping over it - the hilarious sentiment is from Impression Obsession and the mermaid tail is from Inner Mermaid from Ellen Hutson.  I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames die from PTI (my favorite framing dies at the moment!)
 Hope you are all having a lovely weekend -  we are having intermittent sun and showers at the moment - but it's a hot summer's day!

Tortoise card
Stamps:  S'Whale - Ellen Hutson
Paper: white - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Peacock Feather, Ranger Distress Reinkers Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  Turtle stencil #S417 Daley - Stencil Girl, Black Embossing Paste - Wendy Vecchi, shaving cream, paper plate, foam dots, S'Whale Dies - Ellen Hutson

Mermaid card
Stamps:  If your thighs touch - Impression Obession, Inner Mermaid - Ellen Hutson
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Reinkers Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, shaving cream, paper plate, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions


Christine Alexander said...

oooooh I really have to try this, your background is beautiful. Love both sea themed cards Julia :)

Susan said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Love the simple stamping, leaving the backgrounds to take centre stage.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful background, Julia! Love, love, love the mermaid card and can't help but giggle at the sentiment! The stenciled sea turtle is fantastic swimming in the ocean! I'm off to see the video. Thanks for sharing.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wonderful work, Julia! I love the turtle - I fell in love with them in Hawaii while on my honeymoon (first snorkel) and again while on the big island in 2016. I have a similar stencil (same?) that I intend to put onto mats and make into placemats for our casual table. Your background is beautiful and the little fishes are so cute! The mermaid card made me laugh out loud (partly because I must be mostly mermaid!). Hugs!!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Two gorgeous shaving cream background cards, Julia. Your 1st card is stunning with the stenciled and EB paste sea turtle. LOVED how you did not cover up your gorgeous background on the 2nd card and yes, what a hilarious sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs...TFS link...will check out technique..

Marge said...

Amazing under the sea colors and stamping! It's really too cool for school :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Sue said...

What fabulous cards, I LOVE that turtle stencil. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Great turtle card ! Thank you so much for joining me in my 'sun, sea and sand' Challenge over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love that turtle such a wonderful project - like your school of fish
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner DT

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful and interesting effect of the Oxidized Shaving Cream, Julia! I've never tried this technique. You inspire me to try it!
The background of the mermaid card is perfect for the marbled waves, and it's so lovely! I love it (including the funny sentiment)! Hideko xx

butterfly said...

Lovely colours, and the shaving cream technique has worked a treat with the Oxides.
Alison x

Shylaashree said...

fabulous colours and adorable. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Happy little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@HLS