Monday, 7 January 2019

Beautiful Seahorse

Morning and back today with an ATG/Tag it challenge at Artistic Inspirations -we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and I used the beautiful Pre-coloured image Beautiful Seahorse just had to add glossy accents/glamour dust/dewdrops and a few splatters-Scallop dies from Creative Dies.
Background was made with Oxide inks/Tim Holtz and Artistic Flair stencils.I saw inspiration on Viv's Visuals using the Bokeh technique-I applied white geso through the one of the stencils but then the best effect got covered by the image so wiped a baby wipe through the stencil to take off the ink--sooo quite pleased with the result.

Re New Years resolution using neglected stash and new techniques-Bokeh and taking ink off with baby wipe were new to me and the previous card I used neglected water colours and long forgotten card candy so a good start!!!
challenges--
lost coast portal-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
diesRus-ATG
creatalicious-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
sweet stampin-spots and dots
catch the bug-ATG
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG
crafting with an attitude-ATG
crafts galore encore-ATG
Ikes world-ATG/animals
2crafty critter crazies-ATG with a critter
creative inspirations-ATG
mix it up-ATG------------------TOP PICK
Sparkle N sprinkle-ATG/glamour dust?-------WINNER
Thank you for dropping by and hope you will join us
Carol x x

52 comments:

brenda said...

Just a quick hello! B x

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

meg said...

beautiful background for the wonderful sea horse, love your card

Sandy Palmer said...

Love the background here! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a stunning creation...your bokeh is awesome
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Viv said...

Great card!

Mia said...

Fabous sea horse, Carol. I admire the background and the beautiful colours you used. Hugs, my friend.

Lisa Andersson said...

Hi Carol, what a wonderful background for the beautiful seahorse. Pretty decorations too.
Hugs, Lisa

Sherri said...

WOW! Spectacular card! Awesome coloring and gorgeous background! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Darlene said...

Awesome coloring ... just beautiful! Remember dies must be from companies carried at DRU to qualify for the prize! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes using Dies from Companies carried at the DRU Store’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Carol
Gr Karin

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Carol, such a beautiful image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Rene said...

Gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

Rene

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS colours a fabulous card Carol.
Faith
x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Now that really is a beautiful seahorse. I have not seen that Bokeh technique before, it is so effective, your card looks brilliant.

Dionne x

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely STUNNING.xx

creationsnz said...

A beautiful piece of work - well done you. CarolG

wannabcre8tive said...

Your seahorse card is so beautifully done. I love the colors you used on it and I like the technique you used for the background.

Lisa Lynn said...

I love seahorses and this one is gorgeous. LOVE your coloring!!! Great paper and gems to go with the image.

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, that's fabulous! Creative Blessings. Tracy x

ike said...

A fabulous creation and awesome colouring
Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-)
Hugz
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Rose said...

Gorgeous card Carol x

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing how beautiful a seahorse can be! It must have been wonderful to see that background develop under your hand, too. I like hearing about the neglected stash you used. It encourages all of us!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Carol, your seahorse image looks incredible! Love the colors and I also love your beautiful blue background for it as well!! Such a gorgeous design! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday friend!! HUGS

*Vicki* said...

P.S. And also a thank you for adding to our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! :)

Sall said...

WOAH that is utterly incredible and stunning colours too. Thank you for participating at Ike's world CHallenges

rachel said...

Love this seahorse - so beautiful Carol! Hugs rachel x

Diane said...

Wow Carol what a gorgeous card design.

Hugs Diane

Stampsnob. said...

You did a beautiful job with this image love it ………….Lis

Borqna said...

I agree - your seahorse image looks incredible!
Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges.
Good luck!

dutchess said...

Love this Carol....such fascinating creatures and I love your colouring ....xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Definitely a great start for the new year, Carol! Your colors are amazing, and so is your creation! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Carol, thanks for your visit and sweet comment. I thought I would return the favor and boy am I glad I did. This is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and especially the bokeh. Kinda funny, I just watched a video yesterday that made me what to give it another go and now you have sealed the deal. Happy New Year!

Cards By MI said...

A really lovely looking card with stunning colours and fabby design. Thanks for joining us over at creatalicious Challenges this time.
Love n hugs
Marie, CC-teamie

Janice said...

A gorgeous card, beautiful seahorse.
Janice x

Katie said...

This is gorgeous

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with a wonderful background and great coloring too! Love those little colorful beads for accents!

Jane Willis said...

What a gorgeous card! Pity about the best bit of the bokeh getting covered up, but the part that shows is gorgeous and perfect with this beautiful watery image.

MagsB said...

Wow, Carol, what a fabulous seahorse! The colouring is gorgeous! I love the background, and thanks for the tip about using a baby wipe *through the stencil* to get rid of excess ink. Whenever I've tried that in the past with just a baby wipe I've always smeared the backgound, so thanks for the useful advice!

love Mags B x

pinky said...

The colours are just amazing in this card Carol. It really pops!

crafty said...

What a super seahorse. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.
Mary

junemac2 said...

Awesomely beautiful seahorse piece. Absolutely stunning. x

Birgit said...

What a delightful card! Your coloring is amazing!! Thanks so much for linking up with the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!

Monica C. said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the background you have done here with the inks and the baby wipe. I have not tried that either yet. Maybe in 2019!
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

ALI said...

Beautiful, fantastic colours on your seahorse x

Melanie Smith said...

This is absolutely magical and mesmerizing. Thank you for participating over at Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Challenges. DT Melanie

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Jackie C said...

This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

Pia S said...

The water background looks awesome, you’ve created an illusion of movement of the water, it’s so cool!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous background for this fun, colorful image. Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Sarah said...

What stunning colouring! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog :)

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional something new” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
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