Studio Katia - Under the Sea

I'm over at Studio Katia Blog sharing this Under the Sea theme card. This is such a fun a set to have and perfect for any occasions.

For my card today,  I wanted to create a scene where the main star is the cute little sting ray, swimming under the deep blue sea.

To start, I stamped all my images using chocolate hybrid ink onto a  watercolor paper because I will be coloring my images using watercolor paints. This ink is watercolor safe as well as copic friendly ink. I usually or most of the time color with my copic markers but today I will be using my Daniel Smith Watercolor to color my images. I just added a mixture of greys, yellows and greens to color all my elements, I kept the coloring simple without mixing too much colors. Then I die cut the images using its coordinating die.

LogoLicious_20180609_162223Moving onto the background! I blended some distress ink oxide, I used blueprint sketch and peacock feathers to create my watery background. Then using  the Brushed Stroke Waves stencil, I created the wavy effect for added interest to my panel. I also used the same inks I used for my blended background. I splattered some white paint to create bubbles.


As I mentioned I wanted the sting ray to be the main star of my card. So, I die cut a white cardstock to create a frame for my panel using the decorative frame from the Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames creative dies.


Once all my elements are complete it's time to put the card together! I added foam tape to my frame panel and adhered it to my blended background. Then I also added some foam tape to the seaweeds and coral. Then glued my sting ray and as well as the little fishes. I did not add foam tape to the sting ray because I wanted it to appear in the back.

Then I white heat embossed the 'hello friend' sentiment from the And The Fox Says stamp set, onto a black cardstock. I also added white gel pen on the coral as well as some glossy accents to the seaweeds and coral. It's very hard to see on the photo but it's there ;)

Again, thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today's post! Be sure to visit Studio Katia Blog for more inspiration from the DT. Happy crafting!!

Crafty Hugs,