Friday, March 17, 2017

MIX-ability - Submarine Day

It's my turn today to host the MIX-ability challenge over on Splitcoast... I decided to go with a holiday theme, and also to veer from the expected... so today's challenge celebrates Submarine Day with underwater images and scenes...... and a little green, of course!

I made this card with many thoughts of Lydia, who wrote our tutorial for this background technique and also has a special love for seahorses... I did the background using reinkers (Adirondack and Distress).

The seahorse was colored with Inktense pencils... I added some highlights to the bubbles with a white gel pen, and used a little acrylic paint to add to the background. The seahorse image is somewhere in limbo - it was from a company I adored called I Love Rubber Stamps - the company was purchased by Creative Vision Stamps but at the moment those images aren't available online. If you love it, though, feel free to contact the company to inquire - I was told they still have unmounted rubber stamps that they sell at stamp shows.

The sentiment I used is from the Seaside Wishes clear set by SugarPea Designs - such a cute set.

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This background looks amazing! I must try this technique, Cathy x

  2. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! Of course, all your work is. But this one especially appealed to me.

  3. Beautiful coloring, a lovely card in keeping with the sentiment.

  4. your stamped image is absolutely perfect for your background. TFS

  5. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!