Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Crafting Cafe May Challenge - Creatures

The theme this month at the Crafting Cafe is "Creatures", and the sponsor is the lovely Oak Pond Creations.  I've made an easel card using their cute Fancy Fish image, along with a few extras in the background!  I hope you like it!

What I used:
Papers: DCWV Photo stack (water, grass and sand prints)
Image: Oak Pond Creations Fancy Fish digi stamp
Embellishments: Craft Planet "Deep Sea" fun stickers, Italic peel-off alphabet, brads
Tools: Purple cows large wavy line trimmer blade, Papermania fluid metallic brush markers

Crafting notes:
  • The fish image is printed onto plain vellum and then coloured with metallic markers, which gives an opaque finish even on vellum.
  • The seaweed is cut from scraps of grass print paper from a DCWV photo stack.  I've used the grass print sideways, to get a stripy finish similar to the light patterns you get underwater.  The seaweed handily covers the adhesive for the vellum :-)
  • The eyes are coloured on the reverse of the vellum, to make them distinct from the other silver coloured parts of the fish.


  1. Great idea for creating the seaweed. Your card looks fab.

  2. Fab card love the sand effect.

  3. Hi just popped bty on my blog hop journey, lovely card xx http://guffdesignscardcreations.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. Really clever use of materials to get the underwater effect!

  5. You already know I love your card Amanda but just hopping by t leave a little love!
    Hoppy Hugs
    Dawn xx

  6. Cute card! I like the way you've used vellum to add to the effect x

  7. hi hun popping over from the crafty cafe, cute card x

  8. What a sweet card.....love the colours and theme x Popped by from the Crafting Cafe blog hop xx

  9. Cute card & I love the little fishy x

  10. fun card love the sentiment . just popping in from the blog hop

  11. Finishing the hop from over on the Crafting Cafe x Great project Mand xxx


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