Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Stampotique, still waters......................

Run Deep? Is that right, not sure but anyway I digress, today at Stampotique the wonderful Arwen has challenged us to go 'Under the Sea'
 My offering is a recycled cardboard box entitled,
"Under the Water Under the Sea, catching Fishes for my Tea"
 Old Timey Frog has been crackled and then inked with distress to show the cracks, a little glitter is good for you! The bubbles and fish have glaze on them too.
They're behind you.........

 Followed by Smushallaum who is a slightly green hue today !! She has her beady eye on you :D

I originally made a card for this week but on Face Book a beautiful tag appeared using the same stamp......... so I made a box, just for variety you understand LOL  :D
I made it this way.............

Smushalluam is just one layer painted in DI and also coloured with Copics, I find this gives the colouring more depth. I masked her and the background is a circles mask. The text is from Shakespeare.

The box was inked around all the edges with Vintage Photo and on a separate card I made the background with Brusho's ( thanks go to Eileen and Sarn for introducing me to these brilliant paints) Then Old Timey Frog was stamped onto card coloured with Copics and cut out, I did the same with Smushallaum and Octopet  and then adhered them to the box. The fish, I drew and they got the same treatment!


 Sad today because this is my last week as a Guest designer for Stampotique, I have loved every minute !!!
Thank you for joining me here today and why not have a go at the challenge over at the Stampotique designer's blog, you never know you could win the $30 for stamps!  Hugs Gay xx

33 comments:

Gerrina said...

Super box and that frog looks super crackled like that! Your card is beautiful love the colours and the splashes; they look great! Enjoy your week (with a little sun?) Hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

These are amazing Gay, what a brilliant idea to put Old Timey Frog under the sea, and I love his crackling and his fishy followers xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards, loving the crackling on froggy fab idea and love those colour combos....
Wonderful work of art...xx
The Journey is the Start

Doreen said...

Love your box Gay,fabulous stamps.xxx

Dotty Jo x said...

Jaw droppingly wonderful! Jo x

Suze Bain said...

Wow Gay, how fabby-u-lous! Beautiful inky sea, love the 'crackled' frog and the mermaid is stunning on both the card and the box. Good job! :) xx

*Arwen* said...

So beautiful Gay <3
I love your projects!
This crackled froggy - awesome :)

xx Arwen

Deepti said...

How cool is that box :) I love the underwater scene u created and how the image is extending beyond the edge of the box. U r so creative !

Claudine Criner said...

Really nice box, the color is stunning and I love the frog riding the bicycle.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi! I have come across your lovely blog just by seeing your smiley face in others' comments... I thought I'd pay you a visit and have struck a gold! I love your work! So I have joined your followers and now look forward to seeing your post in my blogger reader... when it starts working again! :)
All the best!
Ingrid xx

Faith A said...

Oh! Gay - ANOTHER FABULOUS creation, love love this box. I'm sure you will be missed from the GDT.

sally said...

I just love this box! And the rhyming....

Sally

Corrie Herriman said...

We'll miss your brilliant projects Gay. These two are equally beautiful !
Corrie x

massofhair said...

Oh dear Gay, your last GDT post... Well you have made it a wonderful one, i am hoping they will ask you back for another stint!

Stunning box, beautiful colours and an inspiration, thank you :-) xxx

scrappymo! said...

I love the vintage looking frog illustration. Great choice for your decorated box.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The 14 cards are my second round of making 50 cards without spending any money on consumables! So I am at 64 cards finished now, and it feels good!

Kaz said...

This is just gorgeous Gay!! I like my mermaids with a tinge of green too! xx

LEELOOE said...

Wonderful, surprising work. I like her. You are great. I also regret that this is your last week as a guest designer for Stampotique.
Regards

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful box, great design and images, Great colours use , just the way those very stecial stampotique stamps need!!!Super!!

Greetings
Maria

Kay Wallace said...

Great project to inspire us all, Gay! I love the project as a whole, but, then, I love the piece'n'parts, too! Very arty to continue your stamps onto another side, my friend!

SARN said...

Hi Gay

You have been having lots of Stampotique fun haven't you! I'm sure they will be sad to lose you from the DT.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Viv said...

Wow Gay just when I think you can't get any more talented you do it again!I love that gorgeous box, amazing colour and stamping wowee! I keep thinking what a great tissue box cover it would make and you could keep it forever beside you.That frog is a work of art by itself too, amazing skin texture you did.Love that card also,great bubbly spots and beautiful quirky image too.We just heard we have to give evidence in our court case now in Nov...yikes! such a shame they didn't catch your burglar...scumbags all of them aren't they :( hugs Viv xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your underwater box Gay with its crackled frog, beautiful :-)
Your card is wonderful with the rhyming, beautifully stamped and coloured! I'm sure you will be asked back again for the GDT spot ;-)
Val xx

Liberty said...

I love the two, verry beautiful frog and so cute mermaid!

Jenni's Jems said...

From a plainbrown box to a stunning piece of art !Love that frog zoomed in to see the crackles and it is so life like,and your hand drawn fish are fab too x

Collet Sylvie said...

I love this box Gay. Fabulous stamps and great work!
Lovely card too!!!!!
Bises
Sylvie

MaryH said...

A wonderful frog box. Love all the crackles of froggie with his pretty blue background, and those fish are marvelous. You're a great artist to be able to draw them so skillfully. Enjoyed the cute tag too. Those bubbles really sparked up your image. TFS

Karin said...

Wow great use of stamps and colors, love it!! Groetjes Karin

Basement Stamper said...

The box is gorgeous, love how you have cracked the froggy. We have enjoyed having you as the guest designer this past month and look forward to seeing more of your work at the challenges.

cheryl Baker said...

oh hun this is brilliant just love love the crackle and frog hugs cheryl xxxx

Kristen said...

WOW, these are fabulous! I Love your backgrounds!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful combination of sea colors and the stamps are so funny and crazy, I love your box!
Big hugs Anja

Aileen said...

Wonderful Gay! Love the box. x

Karen Petitt said...

A real stunning creation from a plain cardboard box - it is amazing Gay! Love the colours, the stamping is such fun and the depth you achieved! Absolute corker! Karen x