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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Different from the rest...

"Carousel Seahorse" provided by Doodle Pantry
Aud Sentiments is mid-way on their For The Men In Our Life challenge.  You can submit up to five entries before their deadline of Sept. 23... and it's as good a reason as any to build up your stash of masculine cards!  Next to sympathy cards - my hardest to do!
Doodle Pantry sponsors a prize for the winner this go around, and of course, the images for the Designers.  

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • The Carousel Seahorse was colored with Copics, fussy cut [including cutting off the pole] and then dotted with white Copic paint & purple foil applied to the saddle [shows black in the photo].
  • Background was a multi step process: 1] Distress Inks were applied horizontally across the panel until the color and saturation were what I wanted.  2] When dry, I stamped the plant life and the small seahorses.  3] The panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug E-folder.  4] Distress Inks were sponged vertically down the panel to ink the edges of the "waves".  5] Gold foil was glued at the base of each of the "blooms".  6] Left edge of the panel was cut and then adhered to the purple base card 1/8" from the main panel with tape and brads.
  • The Seahorse was sculpted and then elevated on foam tape to the panel.
  • Sentiment was computer generated, matted and attached.
  • As always, the inside uses leftover papers from the front.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Art by MiRan Challenge #14 – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – Spots & Stripes [spots on the seahorse and on the plants added]
Robyn's Fetish #229 – Use an E-folder [Cuttlebug folder]
Crafting from the Heart #36 – ATG
Clear It Out –Polka Dots / Stash: polka dot embellies [spots on the seahorse and on the plants added]
Sweet Stamps #188 – ATG
Sweet Pea Stampers – All creatures great and Small
MarkerPOP Challenge #52 – Greens TOP THREE
STAMPlorations  – Stamps & Markers

Doodle Pantry
IMAGES:  The focal image is from Doodle Pantry; small seahorses by Stampendous; plant life is by Penny Black; Sentiment is my own.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; purple base card & mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Foil in gold and purple adhered with Duo Glue; white Copic paint used for texture on the Seahorse; brads are from stash; embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
INKS: "Shabby Shutter" & "Tumbled Glass" Distress Inks used to distress the background; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Love the image you chose and the backing papers great colour combo Ginny x

  2. Gorgeous little seahorse and beautiful backround. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.


  3. Thanks for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.
    Pia xx

  4. love your card... specially the background... <3 thank you for sharing it with us at Artby MiRan challenge #14.. good luck :D


  5. Great card! Love the background and the colors you choose for the sea horse. He is one of a kind!

  6. Beautiful seahorse image, and wonderful colouring! Thanks so much for playing at STAMPlorations!

  7. Such a lovely card... love the seahorse!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

  8. A gorgeous seahorse image, great background technique and beautiful sea colours Ginny. I agree that male cards are the hardest to make, I struggle with them too. Take care.

  9. Amazing card love how you did the background. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  10. Nice card love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  11. This is just gorgeous and a wonderful take on the sketch. Love the colours.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Loving the wonderful background you created- and love the seahorse image. The colors you used are great as well. Thanks so much for joining the AG challenge at Sweet Stamps!

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers.

  14. I love sea horses and that one is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o).

  15. I love that carousel seahorse, great idea to cut off the pole. Fabulous background you created to showcase your seahorse

  16. that sea horse is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations xx


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