Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Floating in the Deep

Good morning everyone,

Today I would like to show you a recently made set of ATC's ... this was another experiment with a brusho background which just suggested to me an undersea scene. I am still at early days with brushos,  but I am so loving these vibrant colours!

I created my background on a large snippet of white card with brushos spritzed with water, then cut into 3 pieces slightly smaller than standard ATC size. I stamped and heat embossed my seahorse and decided it needed some sea foliage but I don't have any such stamps ... so I stamped my Lavinia leaf creeper in various shades of VFC which I felt worked quite well. I drew bubbles with a mix of blue sparkle pen and white gel pen using my Lavinia White orbs stencil to guide me, then matted each panel onto snippets of dark blue linen card stock and finished off with a little washi tape.

Here is a closer look at one of them.

Stamps: Visible Image - VI Minis #1; Lavinia Leaf Creeper;
Media: Brushos (Turquoise, Ultamarine, Sea Green); Versafine Clair (Twilight, Rainforest, Green Oasis, Warm Breeze); Sakura Stardust pen (blue); white gel pen;
Tools: Lavinia White Orbs stencil;
Other: Washi tape - The Range.

Challenges I would like to enter

Arty Divas (October) - Anything Goes
DL.Art (November) - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #560 - Shades of Blue
Happy Little Stampers (November): Watercolour - Anything Goes with Watercolour
Love To Craft #71 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #455 - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Snippets Playground #440 - Anything Goes with Snippets
Word Art Wednesday #567/568 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Talking of bubbles … last Thursday we visited the stunning Liverpool River if Light, which is on for 2 weeks until November 6th. One of the light sculptures was based on the concept of bubbles, representing the fragility of life.  Here’s a pic, plus a few more of the stunning light installations.

Take care, and thanks so much for visiting today.


Pat said...

Beautiful ATC's, lovely image and gorgeous colours, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous ATCs Pauline! I'd say you've got Brushos nailed! Lovely to see the other piccies as well.


Di xx

Sarn said...

Fabulous photo's from Liverpool.

LOVE your Brusho backgrounds and the sweet seahorse. Thanks for submitting these gorgeous ATCs as homework in the Snippets Playground. Hope you enjoyed the Hallowe'en party xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your ATC's are so beautiful Pauline, the Brusho blues are gorgeous as are your stamps. Love those bubbles too. What a beautiful array of lights and designs to enjoy. It looks like it was a fun night.
Faith x

Vicky Hayes said...

The brusho backgrounds are just beautiful Pauline and I love your leaf creeper foliage and those gorgeous bubbles! Thanks for sharing the pics of the Liverpool River of Light exhibition too - so beautiful! Vicky x

Mrs.B said...

Great ATCs Pauline, love the Brusho background, a gorgeous mix of colours.
Fabulous photos from the Light Festival, those bubbles look amazing.
Avril x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pauline, not sure if you saw a previous comment a couple of weeks ago - could you email me please.

Avril x

Deanne Saunders said...

Amazing creation!!! Also, love your picture of the event you visited!!! So cool!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Linby said...

I love seahorses and these are fab, love the colours too. Great pics.

Cynthia said...

Wow, gorgeous vivid colors on the ATC's, Pauline! Thanks for sharing the exhibit photos as well. It looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

foleysfriend said...

Beautiful ATCs. The background you created is amazing - loving the bubbles and the sea foliage. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.

sue n.