Saturday, June 14, 2014

In The Ocean

Good Morning!  And what a 'swampy' morning it is.  Damp and foggy, not the gardening day I had hoped for.

Today's card (a long time coming it seems) will be entered in to the Mod Squad Blog Challenge, In The Ocean Or On The Sea, hosted by my dear friend, Karen Hightower!  A Challenge right up my alley, or actually right down my beach!  ;)

I was inspired from the Pinterest site, tons of this style card over there, LOVE the concept!

 Sponged blue and green inks on a white background to create the sea.  The image stamps are from the By The Tide set from Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from a Gina K Designs set, Masculine Tags.  I tore different sizes of Sand and Kraft card stock to create the ocean bottom.   I also added a bit of Stickles on the scales of the fish to bring it to life, as well as some adhesive pearls to add the air bubbles.    A bit of twine and the ocean scene is complete.  Like I said, LOVE the concept!  I think my Father In Law will too!  Fingers crossed!

It feels great to be back in the craft room, even if it is only for a limited time.  Work is super busy (hurray!) the gardens are growing wild, but all in all it has been a good Spring for me.  My Mom is LOVING her new digs and has so many new friends and is happy, happy, HAPPY!  I see her all the time and am grateful for that!  Life is good, very, very, good.....Knock On Wood!

Thanks so much for popping in, appreciate you doing so, even when I am not here.  lol


Oh and HAPPY 200th post to me!  :)


  1. Love your fishy. Great card. Thanks for playing along, I'm glad you joined in this week. :)

  2. YEY!!!! 200th Post…. Congrats!!!

  3. Your water technique is fabulous! That bad the sand look so amazingly real. Your fish may meet my fish while swimming around. Ha!
    So glad your back in the craft room. I have been working in the garden this week too. Planted a cat nip! Today, I am enjoying just sitting here and looking at it.

  4. Love your card, Donna! That's a wonderful stamp set, and you've put it to good use for this card. Great for Father's Day! Enjoy your crafting time!

  5. What a fabulous underwater card! Love the shiny fish and the pearls for bubbles, it's beaut! Thanks for popping over to my blog , my son and his friend are going to Florida, I think to go to Disneyland, also Las Vegas, New York, and I can't remember where else, where are you?

    1. oh my oldest is 31 in September, so you can add a year......shhhh

  6. I love your card. It is beautilful.


  7. Great card! I have been eyeing that coral stamp but hate to buy a set for 1 stamp. Love how you did the ocean floor. Yea, congrats on 200 posts!!
    It is so nice to have your mom near by.

  8. Happy 200th post girlfriend ;) Your card is fab-U-lous!! Your ocean looks so real. Could you send some of your creativity my way please lol

  9. Awesome underwater scene. Love the "sand" and the pearl bubbles. Your sponging is super too - great card!!! Glad to see you got back in your craft room, if only for a little while. Oh, and congrats on doing 200 posts!!! I can't believe it's been that long!

  10. The sand on the bottom is such a great touch! Love it!!!

  11. Fabulous underwater scene. Love your sponging and the torn paper. That fish looks so real that I could drop my line in and fish awhile.

  12. super texture on this underwater scene. I love the feel of water, it seems to be moving, think it is the placement of the fish. Just love it.