Friday, 13 September 2019

Card with porthole and fish

I'm here with the second project for the September challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is Under the sea and the lovely Rachel is your hostess this month.

I created a submarine whose porthole you can peep through to see the fish.

I cut out a rectangle panel with a Sizzix Framelits die and made a round porthole using two different sizes Sizzix circle dies. The main panel and the window were painted dark grey with DecoArt chalky finish acrylic paint. 

Oh, the little circles were cut out with Gear 2 Bigz die, using a middle of one of the cogs.

Then I randomly tapped DecoArt Media Transparent Red Iron Oxide onto the surface with a sponge.

I cut out a circle from watercolour paper and stamped Tim's fish from the Sea Life stamp set with Ranger Potting Soil Archival ink on it.

I coloured them with Ranger Distress markers, then I added a layer of Resist Spray for protection. For applying the Resist Spray I always spritz to a plastic sheet from the Resist Spray bottle and after I add this medium with a piece of sponge and tapping movements.

The text is from the Crazy Talk stamp set and was heat embossed on a black strip of paper with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Sea Life by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Framelits die, Rectangles (658610)

Sizzix Framelits die, Circles (657551)

Sizzix Bigz die, Gears 2 by Tim Holtz (661193)

Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Distress Resist Spray

Ranger, Liquid Platinum embossing powder

If you have a project with an underwater theme, please don't hesitate to join our September challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp it


  1. This is absoloutely gorgeous Monika, I have a bottle of this resist spray that I've never used but I think I still know where it is... Have a wonderful weekend, Sue xx

  2. I like the rusted finish on the porthole! Lovely card, Monika.


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