Sunday, July 24, 2022


 Hello everyone,

Back with  Under the sea project #2...sunken Anchor?...can an anchor sink?

This background came out lovely and rusty looking, I really liked playing with it..

The anchor got it's moss and a border was ripped up kraft stock,
 inked and distressed...
I made a slit in the kraft border to poke the anchor inside it, instead of tucking it behind where it becomes bulky..

Added a plant and string on the anchor...

And as I die cut the octopus, I just had to use him,
 plus it filled up the top..

Added a gold embossed Happy Birthday sentiment..then ripped it off as it bent, 
but I was lucky and it came off without too much drama..

Added extra foam on either side of sentiment so it cruised it's way over the string...

And here it is, all done..

Thank you so much for stopping by..

I'll see you tomorrow, same time same channel..


Challenge to enter....

Crafting Happiness  [anything goes]

Paperminutes  [Maritime]


Sarah said...

Brilliant!! Great colours and the cute octopus looks very happy. I think anchors are meant to sink so that the ship doesn't float away!! xx

Margreet said...

Another beautiful card. Lovely octopus!
xxx Margreet

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely brilliant -fabulous background and love the anchor and octopus-yes anchors are meant to sink lol
Carol x

Janette said...

Fabulous once again Chrissy, love these scenes your creating, and the anchor does sink so your right on point there. Love the Octopus too, very cute.xx

Chris said...

Fabulous slimline card- wonderful design and colour, love how you age the die cuts ...and that purple octopus...I knew there was something lurking down in the dark.

coldwaters2 said...

Another spectacular piece of work Chrissy it looks ACE every detail is perfect I love it
lorraine x

Conniecrafter said...

very cool you can just imagine the anchor floating down to the depths of the sea!

Brenda said...

Wow, I'm loving these. The backgrounds are amazing and all the details, I am in awe!

Brenda said...

My favorite, that boat is distressed just perfectly and those sequins remind me of all floaties in water when the sun catches it. Thanks so much for sharing your process!

Heike said...

Wow, this Card ist amazing.
Thanks for sharing at Paperminutes.
Heike DT

*Vicki* said...

I absolutely LOVE this wonderful underwater scene here Chrissy!! A brilliant take with all of those elements you are doing! That anchor does look like it's heavy enough to sink and your textures look so lovely on your slimline!! :)

Margaret said...

Another great card design. Thanks for sharing with us at International Art & Soul. Good luck. Maggie, DT

pinky said...

These cards just have me mesmerised. I keep scrolling back up to double check what you did lol. Love this one!

Janis Lewis said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in the Crafting Happiness Challenges!!! Our challenges are now WEEKLY on MONDAYS with a new THEME each week!!!
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