Hello Crafty friends -
It was raining buckets as I made this card but the sun is starting to come out now. This card is for CAS MIX UP Card Challenge. I love this challenge. This time I am late to the game because -- well -- I'll admit it the technique of using baby wipes kinda scared me, not to mention I have no baby wipes.
But I put my big girl pants on and set to checking out the videos provided for players to see the techniques in action. I loved the technique that takes the cloudy off of oxide inks.
I used peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, faded jeans and salty ocean
my colors. They were squished on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then I dragged and swished my photo paper through the wet colors. I dried it with a ranger heat tool and then dipped it through the colors again.
One more drying and then I took my make-up wipe and wiped all over the page. All the cloudy "oxide" came up off the sheet leaving a perfect wash of color. It even looks like the sun is shining down through my "ocean".
To finish my card:
I die cut a window in the card base
adhered the wipe panel
stamped and heat embossed the fish
stamped and copic colored the shark
fussy cut the shark
adhered the shark to the wipe panel
added white gel pen to the eyes and teeth
added a white heat embossed sentiment
Thanks for stopping by.
Wow! I love this Cat! Your ocean scene looks amazing! Love the sentiment too lol! Cathy x
You are a genius, my friend! It absolutely does look like the sun shining on the ocean & that shark is too cute! I just used my Distress Glaze with my Oxides--finally doing it right. Can't say it's my favorite technique, but fun to do new things. Thought of you when I heard there were tornado warnings in Maryland, but had no idea how close it might be to you. Glad the sun came out!
Wow! I'm impressed! I can't even comprehend smooshing, spritzing and wiping to come up with that perfect sun through the water effect! Spot on, Cat! And yes, I'm chuckling about that sentiment too...
So cool!! Love your smooshed ocean background ... it really does look like the sun is shining through the water. Your shark is a bit scary. :) Perfect image with the sentiment. Fun card, Cat! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
Yay to putting on your big pants Cat....Great technique with wonderful colours and love the image and the fun sentiment x Thanks for joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge x
Big girl pants, or not, this is the coolest... and you have ANOTHER SHARK?? LOve it!
Watch out, Cat... that technique is addictive! Your big girl makeup wipe worked the charm!
It does look like the sun is shining down on the ocean! Really great result and I’m glad your make up wipe made a good substitute for the baby wipe.
Oh my gosh, this is such an awesome card, Cat! Without a baby wipe you created such a fabulous panel and even let the sunshine into your scene...I love it! Loving your fun sentiment and that scary shark, too...he's perfectly evil!
Oh wow, Cat ... what a brilliant background ... it really does does look as though the sun is shining through and lighting up that smiling shark! Fantastic job with the make up wipes ... that technique doesn't sit easily with me either! Hugs, Anita :)
I'm so glad you gave in and tried this, Cat! It made a perfect ocean for your scary shark! Fun sentiment to go with it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
This is so cute and fun, Cat! The ocean background looks wonderful. It does look like the sun is shining down from the top right corner. The shape of the window is perfect for showing the shark is swimming toward you. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Mix Up!
Sorry but this shark is the cutest! The results of your Dox ink is beautiful and I am going to have to try your technique out!
All I can say is WOWZA! Love this card and your 'scary' shark! I will definitely try this cool technique ~ hope to get the beautiful water effect you have here, Cat.
congrats on HM with your cute, scary shark! never ran across that idea of using the wipes on the DO inks - really gave a neat effect!
That is a wonderful water scene and the sun is shining on the water. Fun sentiment.
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