Thursday, July 14, 2022


 Hello everyone,

You will be so pleased to hear that my Swan... two frogs, one bull rush and some Lili pads along with the flowers made it onto a couple of card fronts yesterday, oh, I was so happy..But for today I'm sharing my Sea turtle..

And it all began when I made the anchor for my Sebastian card..and  lots of photos and chitter chatter...sorry.

After layers of spraying and moving the die cuts around with the heat gun while drying... 
I had a background..

and a cool anchor..

So set too and die cut my two piece turtle..

I heavily dry embossed him by adding extra card stock to make his shell marked..

found papers and ran the ink pad around the edges as it took too long to use a dauber..
Plus, it gave the same look as one of the edges!!..

I die cut my oval using my papers and matted in kraft..
added the turtles shell and think he looks awesome..

Another Anchor needed so maybe another background..

This one was harder to make, the inks would play nice...
I think it was different card stock!

I don't usually show the inside of my cards cause I forget, but all my cards look like this..
I glue the panel inside...done.

So going through my stash looking for something else,
I came across these clay balls I made, and this old tree bark that an old
lady peels off her tree and gives it too me when I pass..I save it and make sure it is bug free, very dry, and safe before I use it, so this lot must be at least 3 years old..

So onto my base...I added bark for a sea bed...some clay pearls?...
and bits of onion bag netting...I really had to tell myself that is is okay to cut the bag, I have loads of them but just found it hard to cut, but glad I did..

Added micro pearls too...

AND, look what else I found, a container of starfish, oh joy..

So one of those went on, they pretty brittle so you have to be a bit gentle..
Yea..I wasn't and snapped his leg off..

Anyway, it came together well and easy, and just need a sentiment...

Plus we had to check the dimension..

And here is he, all done, with a little bit of moss growing on the anchor..

And an arty shot because I can...sometimes...

So there we go...
Thank you so much for stopping by..

I have two cards to make in the next couple of days and they sound tricky, so finger crossed..


Challenges to enter...

Double D Challenges  [Creatures under/in the Sea]

Simon Says Stamp  [Make your own Background]

Critter Crazy Challenge  [anything go must have critter]


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and project, love the colours for our current challenge … Thanks for joining in at Double D challenges aNNie Design Team{My Blog}

crafty-stamper said...

WOW your card is amazing Chrissy the anchor and Turtle are brillant -love all the added texture and fabulous background
Carol x

Janette said...

Such a creative design Chrissy, I just love the background you made, the colours are wonderful, it all looks 'under the sea' if you know what I mean, its gorgeous right down to the moss on the anchor.
I have no doubt you will come up with something wonderful for your next creations.xx

Margreet said...

I enjoyed the making of this stunning underwater tag with that beautiful turtle. Love all of your details!
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chrissy! Your fabulous turtle looks right at home here!

*Vicki* said...

Always amazed to see how all of your little pieces and baubles come together for your design Chrissy! LOVE that sweet little turtle and your wonderful coloring added to your texture as well as the starfish accent!! Another beauty my friend!

Conniecrafter said...

So Cool, I just love how you do your anchors, Great detail on the turtle, like the touches with the onion bag and the bark makes great bottom of the sea, you have a wonderful scene there!

Darlene said...

Oh Chrissy ... this is just amazing and absolutely beautiful! You are SO talented!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Creatures In/Under the Sea’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


pinky said...

Chrissy you have the best selection of embellishments I have ever seen and best of all you know how to put them to good use. This is absolutely gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Chrissy

gr karin

Sarah said...

What an amazing stash you have Chrissy, starfish and bark together, what a fab recipe! A truly stunning card xx

Birgit said...

This is stunning! Your finishes and attention to detail is over the top, amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Double D Challenges. Best of luck to you!

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing your process, this is absolutely a work of art! Sea turtles are my favorite.