it's Challenge time again, over at
Today we are challenging you to:
Challenge #14 Use a clear element
I received such a sweet comment on my blog the other day, about a card I made with the Ori Kami set. And I felt I totally didn't deserve it, because I hadn't done anything really special with it, so I decided to think of something better.
I cut out a circle card with my circle cutter, only I made sure that the fold was flat, a bit like a fish bowl. Then I hand cut he frame of the shaker element, the sheet of acetate and the back of the shaker.
To create the water I used a wavy stencil and sponged tones of blue and teal onto the back panel. Then I stamped, sponged and fussy cut the grass from two different Lawn Fawn sets and adhered it to the frame and acetate.
After that, I stamped a lot of fishes and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I picked the ones I liked best, cut them out and put them inside my shaker, along with a lot of sequins in the same colours. Once I had the card assembled, I realised that I had forgotten the sentiment, which I had meant to go on the wavy background. So I had to play around a bit to find an alternative. I ended up with the Cheers die cut from Paper Smooches, which I cut in yellow and white. I shaded the yellow just a time bit, it's hard to see on the photo. Then I stacked yellow on top of white and adhered it to my card.
I do hope you'll play along again this time and get creative with some clear element.