Sunday, March 24, 2019

CASology Challenge #336 - Ocean


Hi there ~ I'm back with a card for the current challenge at CASology...LOVE this cue card!


I started by creating a mask with an oval die, then blended 3 Distress Inks, and stenciled the upper portion of the oval shape. I then used one of my mermaid dies for my focal point and added a small white pearl as an accent. And, that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Accent It (sentiment)
Dies: Impression Obsession - Mermaid; MFT - Cross Stitched Oval STAX
Stencil: Honey Bee Stamps - Ocean Scene Builder
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass; MFT - Sweet Tooth; Gina K. - Jet Black Amalgam
Misc: Stampin' Up - Pearl Gem; Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes

17 comments:

Cindy C. said...

It's a fantastic CAS design Barb! Love it!

Dawn Turley said...

Love this Barb, the stenciling on the top of your oval really makes it look like water.

Aileen said...

Just beautiful Barb, love the simple design and the sweet mermaid.

karen h said...

Gorgeous! Love the touch of reflection at the top and the gentle gradient to the ocean. That silhouette has me singing mermaid songs now :) Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Anita in France said...

Fantastic, Barb ... the single pearl is such a wonderful idea for this elegant mermaid to be reaching for ... and the sunlight glinting through the water is brilliant! A magical scene! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

"...and that was it!" she says... omg, Barb... this too stunning to be that simple! and the moonlight on the water! absolutely fabulous!
=]

lostinpaper said...

Stunning! Love those fabulous details, the pearl, the shimmery water, that gorgeous silhouette... I think that must mean I love it all lol.

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is so pretty. I love that bit of shimmer at the top and that there is a pearl floating just out of your mermaid's grasp.

Bonnie said...

Simple but so classy! I love how the mermaid is reaching for the pearl and the breaking waves on the surface of the "water"!

Jeanne H said...

Whoa, what perfect placement of your mermaid and I do love the ocean...it seems like is is moving!

Joyce said...

This is so beautifully designed and executed. Love how you have done the coloring of the oval, with that stenciling at the top--looks just like a reflection or a wave. And, that sweet pearl that the mermaid is aspiring to reach--goes perfectly with the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh My Goodness! I LOVE this, Barb!!!! I'm going to have to CASE!

Loll said...

CAS perfection, Barb! Sweet design for the Ocean challenge. Love that you've added a little stenciling at the top. I think about using stencils a lot more than I used to now that we have the challenge :) xx

Bobby said...

I love the look of the sun shining through the water, Barb, and that pearl was a great idea.

Jen W. said...

Your ocean has gorgeous depth and texture, Barb, and that sentiment is perfect for the sweet image. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Karren said...

Oh this is so striking! The silhouette mermaid is gorgeous and reaching for the pearl is a genius touch!

Marlena M. said...

Absolutely amazing, down to the pearl and stenciled light above!