22 Jul 2010


GC Colour Challenge 60 - Shades of Blue

Well after todays stress related project see earlier post - trying to alter a few things on my blog and blogger on a go slow I retreated to my little crafty space and created a wall plaque and let the stress of technology fade away for now as I still have to fix my blog - but not today!!!

This idea came to me when I found the seahorse die cut last week - heaven knows where it came from it was lying in a box of stash just waiting to be found again, I adore seahorses and would dearly love to see one in real life. So with no idea what I was going to do with him/her I reached for my trusty DI's in tumbled glass stormy skies and broken china and swooshed the seahorse into the mixture and when he/she was dry I glittered with Cosmic twinkles sky blush, then I made a background on a watercolour board with the same mixture of DI's as before with chipped sapphire and faded jeans added to the mixture, then that was it no more inspiration and it sat on my desk just waiting - then while rummaging in my very untidy room today I found some stamps which I am ashamed to say were just shoved ooops I mean placed in a box not sure who's they are or when I had them but there were two that looked like seaweed - ah light bulb moment and away I went this afternoon stamping seaweed in all of the above colours, then I inked a TH grungeboard flourish (now seaweed) with tumbled glass, broken china and stormy skies and glittered with the same cosmic twinkles, which has changed colour on the darker inks, now my seahorse had a home and I tucked his/her tail onto the seaweed to live happily ever after on my wall. (not quite sure where yet)
Sentiment is TH stamp from shabby french set cut with nestibilites die.

This is the first time I have used watercolour board for a hanging and am pleased with the results

Now I have loaded up onto blogger the seahorse looks very light but I took the photo in an horrendous thunder storm and the flash wanted to play so the seahorse is showing up lighter than it is, as flash reflected on the glitter.
here is  piccy below without flash but that's too dark wish you could see what I can see in real life.


Bye for now


  1. Hi Maggie, I love your underwater scene, fab seahorse. Annette x

  2. This is a wonderful piece! Looks as though there is a lot of texture going on there. Thank you for joining Gingersnaps colour challenge this month. x

  3. This is beautiful and the sparkle looks great. Thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Color Challenge!


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