Sunday, 29 January 2017

NBUS Seahorse

Week 2 of Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) challenge!

Darnell posed a couple of optional elements, one of which is to CASE a card at the same time as using some of our never-before-used-stuff.  I chose this card by Christine Alexander (aka calex on SCS):

Here's my CASE:

This is the first time I've ever tried using Distress crayons.  I laid down three colours in bands across a piece of watercolour paper and then spritzed with water and got them to blend and move with a waterbrush.

It ended up looking like water so it seemed the perfect opportunity to use my new seahorse die and CASE Christine's seahorse card.  I die cut it twice to give it more substance and sponged it with a couple of shades of Distress inks.

Using glass bead gel, I went over a section of a stencil to create the bubbles blown out by the seahorse, as my way of CASEing Christine's stencilled bubbles.

Thanks for dropping by!  And thanks, Darnell, for inspiring to use our NBUS!

Stamps - Rosie's Roadshow sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, various Distress inks
Paper - watercolour and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gina Marie seahorse die, glass bead gel, TCW stencil, Distress crayons, clear embossing powder, fun foam


  1. Loving the effect of the distress crayons on your gorgeous sea background. Thanks for sharing x

  2. This is an awesome CASE of Christine's card, Susan! You got a great DC background! Much better than when I tried that. I need more practice me thinks!

  3. What a fun card using your DI crayons and CASE'ing Christine's beauty. TFS my friend. Hugs...

  4. Awesome card now I really want that die it's so cute. The crayons made a really beautiful watercolour background, it looks like the waves crashing above the seahorse :).
    Thanks for choosing my card to case, your version is stunning especially with the glass beads

  5. LOVE that distress crayons background. It's just perfect for an underwater themed card. The glass bead gel adds lots of sparkle ... so pretty! xx

  6. I have a real soft spot for seahorses, so I am aswoon over this beauty, Susan! Love the ocean you created for your cool seahorse and those sensational bubbles!! Well done CASEing Christine's pretty card! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and joining in one of the optional themes! Hugs, Darnell


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