Saturday, July 6, 2013

an ocean special

ocean special by eatzycath
ocean special, a photo by eatzycath on Flickr.

this is my second entry for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Trend Watch Challenge - Ocean theme, inspired by the following photo

To create the blue swirly background:
* stamp with VersaMark using Hero Arts - Magical Background stamp
* emboss with white embossing powder
* sponge-colored using a combination of blue distress inks
* sides trimmed, with the top cut using Paper Smooches Wise Dies - Borders 1 die-cuts

All the little fishes, jelly-fish and sea-weeds are stamped using Paper Smooches - Briny Blue stamp set - colored with Copic markers, cut and fixed onto the blue background, some with foam tape for dimension.
Final touches - stamp "You're Special" sentiment by the side, add blue ribbons, bow and brad

PS Note: this card was my very first "Featured Player" mention for a PS SPARKS challenge... hip hip hurrah!


  1. LOVE your swirly background & gorgeous bright colours Cath.

  2. OHHH! This is a beautiful card-- love the background! Thanks for sharing how to create it! LOOOOOOOOOVE! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS TW Ocean challenge!!! I hope you will try our sketch challenge this week <3

  3. BEAUTIFUL scene! LOVE the background and all the fun critters! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  4. Oh my, this is stupendous. Love the gradient shading on the background and the bright fabulously colored elements of the sea life.