Saturday, 10 August 2013

August Quintiles - Anything Goes

It's time again to send in my tiles for the Chocolate Baroque Quintile Swap (quintiles are 5X5 squares), and for the month of August the theme is Anything Goes. I've decided to make these small underwater scenes using the mermaid silhouettes. All of the stamps used are from Chocolate Baroque with the exception of the sea bubbles which are from Designs By Ryn.

The backgrounds were created first by spraying dylusion inks onto a glass cutting mat and then picking up the colour onto the card. For the first tile I used a mixture of green distress inks for stamping the seaweeds, and white for the more coral looking branch in the foreground. Next I stamped the small seahorses in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. and then the mermaids. Finally  I stamped the sea bubbles in old paper distress ink at the top.

For the second tile I stamped onto a separate piece of card the sea palace on the rocks and coloured using promarkers, then cut it out and stuck onto the tile using art institute glue. I then stamped the seaweed using forest pine distress ink, and used a white pen to add some detail. The mermaid was again stamped using Tuxedo Black, and old paper to stamp the sea bubbles. I then sprayed both of the tiles with spray and sparkle from Crafters Companion.

I'm also going to enter these into the Make My Monday challenge which this week is Silhouettes

Thanks for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Beryl said...

They are gorgepus Sue. Love the subtle stamping of the sea bubbles especially.
Beryl xx

Aquarius said...

Two beautiful underwater scenes and also of course brilliant for the MMM challenge. I'm still dithering with the 'free choice' for quintiles this month - can't make up my mind!!

petrasart said...

Wonderful underwater Scenes Sue! The Colors are so great :-)

rachel said...

These are stunning sue. Really beautiful stamps and gorgeous scenes xx

Rossella said...

Beautiful scenes
Rosie x

Sally H said...

What fabulous scenes, Sue! I love them both

Michelle J M said...

Another two stunning underwater scenes. Those sea bubbles are gorgeous and the coral is too. Love the palace and the way you have dotted the seaweed in white, it looks really good. Michelle x

Fliss said...

These are both gorgeous Sue. Love scenic designs.
Thanks for joining in with our MMM silhouettes challenge.
Fliss x