Sunday, 17 July 2016

Life in a Tropical Ocean ... new release from Polka Doodles

Oh my, oh my and oh my ... Nikky Hall from Polka Doodles has released the most wonderful set of sea themed stamps and the range is called "Oceana" and I decided to have a play with the "Tropical Oceans" and the "Tropical Underworld" using my pan pastels to add colour.


The background was made using pan pastels and then the seaweed images were stamped with perfect medium and then coloured with different pan pastels. The white bubbles were created with white acrylic paint.



All the images were stamped and then coloured with pan pastels using a soft brush. Once they were cut out, I then covered them in perfect medium and clear embossing powder. The sea horse however, was coevred in Shimmering Pearl embossing powder from Tonic Studios. I created a simple frame and then layered up my images.


A quick card which satisfied the messy person inside me but kept to the uncluttered look I was trying to go for. I have another project on the go with these wonderful stamps which I will share shortly ...

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Dragon Fly Dreams - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - life's a beach
Great Impressions - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - elements of nature
Allsorts - add  a frame
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Dream Factory - finding Nemo

14 comments:

debbi taylor said...

just lovely!
love the background you have created
hugs
Debbi x

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card Lou. Love the colours and the design. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Lou, love the gorgeous background and design. The stamped images are fabulous! Enjoy your week.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful, the colouring is lush and the design just shows it all off. XOXO

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous background and composition xx

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous card

Claire Boelema said...

Stunning Lou. Love that sea horse x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Hugs Jackie

Brawny said...

Fabulous card x

Simi said...

wow... it looks fantastic... a dream!

thanks for joining us at dream factory.
wishes, Simi

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you for so much for sharing your beautiful seahorse card in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Elements of Nature" Challenge!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts X

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
Ruza ~ GI DTC
Ruza's Craft Corner

Tina Bastel said...

Wunderschöne Karte , eine so schöne unterwasserwelt hast du gezaubert, ein Traum, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe Grüße Bettina