Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter, Under The Sea!

Some of you will remember this happy jellyfish which I made when ‘Playing with Polyfilla‘  at the beginning of June.  I decided that I couldn’t just sit with this making my desk look pretty  (held by one of those  GREAT BIG PEGS), so after some thought,  I decided today to make a card with it.

Under the Sea 2

Under the Sea – (photograph taken using just the sunlight from the window)

I made another ‘clam shell’  from a die cut,  (a little like the one on the I’d Swim Oceans for You‘ tag I made a couple of weeks ago), only this time I made the colours inside more muted mother of pearl with softer colours, and edged the ‘shell’ in gold, so that it ‘spoke’ to the card which the Jellyfish was on.

Under the Sea 6 making of the clam shell

The clam shell was made from a die cut (the darker pink) which I backed with some pale pink card which I drew around the die to get the shape, then once cut out I fixed it to the back of the die cut shell.

Under the Sea 7 making of the clam shell

It was my original intention to take photographs after the addition of each colour, but … my brain let me down and I forgot.  This is the only photo I remembered to take – at the half way stage.

Under the Sea 8 making of the clam shell

Six colours of powders, one Gold embossing pad, and a Zig embossing pen, were used to make the clam shell.

 

Under the Sea 3 Clam Shell copy

This  ‘clam shell’  originally started out as a die cut

All the shells I’ve used on this card (see one of the bigger photos to spot them all) are all real shells (not plastic or resin), but some of them I hand decorated to add a little colour and interest to them …

Under the Sea 4 Painted Shells

Real Shells – coloured up.

This is really easy to do, simply using the  veryfinenib. Sharpies.  Because these particular shells are so teeny tiny I had to use the magnifying glass which is on an arm of my craft desk lamp, as I found it really difficult to see the places where my pen had to go next – I was staring so hard I was going ‘boss eyed’, so the magnifying  glass was very much appreciated!

I won’t bore you to tears telling you all the elements of this card because you can see them yourself without me yammering on.  But … if there’s anything you want to know about, or ask where I got something from, or who’s make of something or other I used … anything.  Any thing at all…  you just ask away.  I’m more than happy to share information.

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Under the Sea ~ photograph taken using a photographers little spotlight.

Before signing off,  I just want to say hello to a couple of new followers who have joined our crew here at The Cobweborium Emporium this past week.  I won’t name you, but you are very much welcome here.  Please feel free to wander around and leave comments where-ever you wish to. I know how it can be a bit daunting to make that first post, but even if you just want to say hello, I promise I’ll chat back to you.

Well, that’s me cooked to a turn!   So …What have you been up to this past week? Have you made anything that I’ve missed .. if so please do give me a poke in a comment I’ve noticed that the Reader can sometimes miss things so I try to regularly visit blogs I follow just in case I’ve missed a post.  Been somewhere fabulous?  Bought something naughty which will make us all drool?  Or just stayed happily where you are and enjoyed the sunshine/breeze/winter/summer/park/dog/ … or anything else?  I’m all ears … so do share!  🙂

It’s Wednesday today, and I call that  ‘Tipping Day’  –  because it tips the beginning of the week towards the end.  May the rest of your week be truly lovely.  May you be given something to smile about, something which makes you happy and .. may you make at least one wonderful memory every day for the rest of the week.

Take care out there … and …  have a blessed rest of your day my friends.

Sending love,  from me here to you there,  ~

Sig coffee copy

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19 thoughts on “Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter, Under The Sea!

    • Hello Eva. Happy Wednesday, my lovely blogging friend.
      Yes I make boxes for cards which have any depth to them,or any embellishments which could get damaged or squished by the postal system, and then, if the card is going a long way (abroad) or if the box itself is embellished, I then pack the card and it’s box into a more substantial box so that if it gets thrown around, it will stay safe.

      I’m in a Sea Breeze inspired mood recently so a little more seaside will very likely be popping out of my fingers. lol
      Great to see you Eva. Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me.
      Sending squishes and love ~ Cobs. x

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  1. love that card – you have got a great thing going with those pretty shells, too! thanks for sharing how you do it. 🙂 And the photo in the sunshine is shinier than the spotlight – go figure!

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    • Hello Salpal!
      Those clam shells .. I love making them. They’re a bit intensive and a bit of a fiddle, but I really enjoy every step and so like the way they turn out. I wish I was better at taking photographs because these really don’t capture their prettiness.

      Thank you so much for the comment … it means so much to me that you take time to let me know you’ve visited, and I love you for it.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. x ❤

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  2. They are absolutely beautiful and I think the clam is your masterpiece! Isn’t it amazing how much patience you learn through crafting? Those little shells must have taken ages! I was very interested in the fact you used Tonic Nuvo as I have often looked but never bought. I usually go for WOW! embossing powders, but the Nuvo colours look beautiful 🙂 x

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    • Hello talented card artist Kim!
      I love seeing you here. You bring such a smile to my face when I see your name.

      The Tonic Embossing Powders … like you I uhmmed and ahhed for a long time before I bought them. I had embossing powders, why did I need any more? In the end I studied the colours and looked at what I was missing in my own embossing powders and decided that I’d make the investment. I’m SO glad I did. There’s something about these powders which is a little different. But – and here’s the thing – I can’t actually explain what that ‘something’ is. I *think* they seem to ‘melt’ a little differently. The colours appear to stay true to the colours you see in the jar, and the colours available are truly wonderful. But that’s as much as I can offer as to why I like them. I just do .. and if they bring out more colours, I’ll absolutely invest in them.

      However … I’ve just recently bought their new Tonic Glitter Embossing Powders … and I’ve tried them a couple of times. At the moment I can only draw an opinion of ‘Nice’.

      I can’t really see the glitter in them too well, as it seems to (kind of) sink to the bottom of the melted powder. Now that might be a user thing. I may be over-heating them. So I’ll reserve a firm opinion until I’ve played with them a little more. If in the next couple of weeks you need to know something better than this, then give me a shout and I will no doubt have played with them some more by then and I’ll give you a more firm opinion.

      But I highly recommend the regular embossing powders – including the silver and gold (the non glittery ones) – as they melt beautifully and leave such a delightful result behind.

      Thank you so much for the visit Kim. It really does mean the world to me as it lets me know someone is actually there … and when that someone turns into a friend, well that just makes blog land one of the greatest places on the net!
      Sending you oodles of love and crafty squishes ~ Cobs. x

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  3. Wow! I adore and covet this card, but that clam shell is particularly amazing. It reminds me of a house we went to on holiday in Ireland as children. The whole front of the building was covered in shells, the garden paths, borders, the lot. I think the inside was too but I am not sure – I was only 6! It was just a normal house in a normal street, turned into something amazing to look at. Like you have done here, with regular supplies and objects. Fantastic.

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    • Ohh WOW! That sounds like a fantabulous holiday house. I can imagine how much of an impression it made upon the six year old you – or any child for that matter. Happy childhood days like this are the stuff that life time memories are made of. You remembering this home while you were on holiday, is proof of that.

      Thank you so much for the comment Chicken, and for sharing your beautiful memories with me, and thank you also for your lovely words. I’m thrilled to pieces that you like the card. Thank you, my fellow blogging friend.
      ~ Cobs. x

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