Saturday 2 May 2015

Challenge up your life: Challenge #14 Clear element

Hello Crafters,

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.



  1. Hi Ela,

    einfach großartige. Eine so tolle Idee und noch dazu so bezaubernd.Toll.

    Liebe Grüße

  2. Super great aquarium. These fishes are mega funny :-)
    best regards Daniela