I was lucky enough to win this fab collage die in one of the memory box blogs blitz earlier this year and it really is such a fun die to work with. I cut the die on white card using a rectangle off cut to create a panel that would fit onto an 5 card with a couple of borders. I then used distress inks to a piece of white card A5 size and used distress inks to create a colour the outer surround of the collage using greens and blues so it would be slightly darker than the base I intended creating. The fish and weeds on the collage I coloured with promarkers. Don't you just love the bubble effect. My intention was to create a window effect as though looking into or out of a cave couldn't decide which it would be.
I then took another offcut of white card and marked the edges of the collage window lightly with pencil. I then again used distress inks and using the bits that pop out of the collage as a stencil I colored some fish on my base. I then coloured the 'water' with blue distress inks and layered this behind my collage. This layer not only formed my background but also a matting layer so 2 jobs done in one.
The card base I again used white card and a fiskars embossing board of waves to add texture and dimension and tie in with the collage too. I layered my images onto the card and added a friendly crab to finish off. My card was coloured with Promarkers and then covered in pva glue to give a shiny effect. I only used pva as my glossy accents seems to have dried up.
I love how it turned out and think it will make a great birthday card for my step brother next month as not only is it summery but has a crab on which is his star sign Cancer (only just thought of that).
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Daring card makers -inspired by the sea
Do-Al(l) -Kreative -create a background
crazy 4 challenges - use water
glitter n sparkle -anything goes
creative fingers -anything goes
Penny's -anything goes
Creatalicious- anything goes optional dies/punches