Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dies R Us - Exciting News

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Hello Dear Friends!
Today I have introduced the new DT for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and shared the following fun creation using dies and product from the Dies R Us Store.  Be sure to pop over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and check out our new team of talented ladies!

The card I have to share with you today was inspired by an Island trip hubby & I have coming up in May.

It all began with creating my 'water' background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio, watercolor paper and a water sprayer bottle.

I stamped 'peacock feathers' on my craft mat, spritzed with water than drug my watercolor paper through the ink.  Next I dried the panel with my heat tool and repeated the process using the 'cracked pistachio' ink.  Spritzing & drying until I had what I wanted.  Lastly I spritzed with water, let it sit for a minute then dragged it with a dry paper towel.  That created my 'water drops'.

The dies used for my ocean scene are:

Memory Box 'Graceful Branch Oval' #99465

After die cutting my mermaid from a scrap of white card stock, I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring.

I have repurposed one of the plastic die cut packaging containers into a window
for my underwater scene.  I save all my packaging from dies that I feel
can be repurposed on other projects and cut it to size depending on
the need.  Today, I have cut a panel the same size as my oval cut panel
and adhered it using 1/4" scor tape.
I have cut a narrow strip of scrap background watercolor paper to hide my adhesive.
A narrow strip of dimension tape was placed between the panels before adhering to my base card.

Here are a couple of close ups showing the coloring on the seahorse and the sentiment.

The seahorse was colored with the oxide inks and the sentiment with the Spectrum Noir markers.

Here's one more look at the finished project. 

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!

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KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Darlene
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... Such amazing project! Love, love, love it!! Great use of your die packaging (I too save them!), and your oxides background looks delightful with the gorgeous mermaid! Love the different layers!
Happy Easter!

Donna Phelan said...

Have a fabulous trip, Darlene! And now, on to your card! WOW! Love your background and that beautiful Mermaid, adding her to my wish list!

Barbara said...

Exquisite design! Beautiful background - the colors matches just perfect :) Happy Easter, Dar!!!

Claire said...

How pretty, the water background looks amazing and so real looking, love the aqua toned colours x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I just know you're going to see a mermaid or two on your trip, especially after a few Mai Tais, tee hee!! Darlene, your card is seriously enchanting. Beautiful watery background. Love the nice day die. I could use that one! I really like how you've repurposed the clear packaging. It gives both dimension and support to the die cut scene.

Heidi Stamps said...

Gorgeous scene! Your color combo on the background is perfect! Are you going scuba diving??

Have a great day!

Conniecrafter said...

I bet your getting excited about your trip, I love how you did the oxide background and great coloring of the mermaid too, Beautiful!