Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ocean scene

This week's CHF challenge was to create a scene. I decided to try a technique I learned at Stamping Around Connecticut from Donna-Marie Cecere's layered card class. (You can see the card we made in her class at the bottom of this post.)

So, I started by placing all of my stamps on one big acrylic block. Then I stamped the whole scene on a piece of white cardstock and then stamped it again on a piece of acetate. I used the Clear Card Sheets from CHF.

I colored the seaweed, bubbles and shells on the back of the acetate with my copics and then put it aside to dry.

The background on the white cardstock was created by swiping it with a baby wipe that I dotted with Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Cool Carribean reinkers. Once it dried, I colored the seaweed, bubbles and shell in with a white gel pen. This way the coloring from the acetate would show up. Here's an angled shot to show you what I mean.

Lastly, I stamped all the little sea creatures on PTI white cardstock and colored in with my copics.

Then the layering began. I cut out all the creatures and glued them directly to the colored background. I also cut the waves at the top out and adhered the whole background to another white sheet of cardstock. Then I put 2 layers of foam mounting tape all along the outside of the scene. This is what I adhered the clear sheet of acetate to. It is really important that the images line up exactly or else you get a weird 3-d movie effect.

Finally, I glued the black frame on top to hide the mounting tape. The last step was to adhere the dolphin on top with dimensionals. I decided to cover him in crystal effects so he would look wet. I also put some stickles on the waves to give a foamy look.

I was super happy with the way this came out. I am also using this as my challenge card for the Anything Goes card challenge in the SSUS group. I hope my partner likes it too. :)

Stamps: Ocean Friends, from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Cool Carribean reinkers
Card stock: Whisper White, Cool Carribean, Basic Black, PTI White,
CHF Clear Card Sheets
Accessories: Tan Flock, Foam Mounting Tape, Icicle Stickles, Crystal Effects
Tools: Paper Snips, Exacto Knife


Lauri said...

This is so pretty!! What a great use of Donna's technique!

Julie Masse said...

Stefanie this is awesome!! What a great job you did with this technique - so brave of you (lol!) and it came out beautiful!! :)

Karen Wilson said...

This is beautiful and very creative!! TFS!

Basement Stamper said...

That background is super cool, great job!

dn said...

Stef, this card is AWESOME, your partner is going to flip out!! I'm gonna check and see who you got right now. Hugs

Donna-Marie said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
It is so amazing to see how people can take a technique and run with it!!!
Thanks for the shout out.
I am so glad you enjoyed my class :-)

Tanja F said...

This card is amazing!! You must frame it immediately. Gorgeous!

Charlotte said...

I am the lucky recipient of this card!!! I LOVE IT!! You did a great job with this technique. It's even prettier in real life.

Discount Cards said...

I am looking for some different work and here i found it. I would like to work on the ocean scene. Hope fully to saw this technique i am able to work on it more effectively.

Melanie Schulenberg said...

Lov'n this!

Zafran ali said...

Wow!This is beautiful and very creative!Nice background so colorful absolutely brilliant.You have done gorgeous job.Thank,s
Plastic Card.