Thursday, May 3, 2018

Toes in the Sand

Hello Friends!
Today I'm filling in for team mate Jenn over on the Tutti Designs Blog!
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Since hubby & I are headed for a tropical holiday,
I decided to play with a few of these newly released dies for today's card.


The dies I have used are:

TUTTI-445 Seashell Frame


TUTTI-449 Mermaid

TUTTI-451 Coral
I began my design by creating watercolor papers using Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks on watercolor paper.   Peacock Feathers & Pistaschio for the mermaid and Amber & Coral for my frame & coral cuts.


I die cut my mermaid twice and glued together the upper portion.
I actually put the back portion behind the frame and the front portion on the top of the frame at the bottom.  I also used a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker for her face & seashell bra and added them back into the die once positioned.


The Coral plant was die cut from the scrap that came out of the center of my frame.
To add a little more color, I used a sponge dauber to add more coral oxide ink to the ends.

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6 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I love that mermaid die, I am all about unicorns and mermaids these days lol Great creation, great design!

Liz said...

Super card, Darlene. Great background for your lovely scene. xx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, that frame is way too awesome! If I were you I'd not be able to get the tropics off my mind. Bet you can't wait to kick off your flip flops and sink your toes into some of that warm sand! Fabulous colors on this, Darlene!

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card with wonderful dies! Love how you realized the see under the diecuts!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome dies for your cool tropical card design. Love the look!

Conniecrafter said...

Love your watercolor background, perfect for water and love the colors you used on the coral and framing!!