Have you seen these amazingly cute images that Lizzy from Oddball Art Co has just released! These seal images are actually the same one I've flipped one image and made it slightly larger and in front of the other to give it perspective.
Anyway....more about how I did these in a minute.You can find these images on Etsy and they're part of a fund raiser we're doing to help the seals in Canada. Every image that is purchased Lizzy is passing on the full amount received to the seal fund! AND what's even better for you is I have a discount code you can use to purchase these with 10% off just quote DTANDREA10 at the checkout. There are also some sentiments to go with the seals.
To find out how we're doing on the fundraising you can check it out on the Oddball Art Co blog. You can also see what other makes my fellow DT have made.
We still have the challenge live on the blog for Make a Card for a Cause. So you could do a double whammy get yourself in for a chance to win some images and help us to raise some money. Of course you don't have the do a card for the seals it could e another cause close to your heart. Cancer research, hospices, Alzheimer's etc. :)
So..... back to how I did the card. Once printed I used Copics (I've a full set of neutral greys) to colour the seals. I then used red ProMarkers for the hearts and blue and light grey for the ocean waves. Now I've had a little practice at colouring water so it came in very handy here. I picked out some of the ripples around the seals and coloured the lower part of these in blue. The light grey was put to the left of the blue to create some shadow. I left the tops of the waves white. I then did a few scattered waves around the back of the seals.
The whole image was cut out to showcase the seals and make a clean and simple card. I just picked some red card stock and blue design paper from Lili of the Valley to create an outside border.
The sentiment and XOXO were created with letter beads and the wording is similar to the sentiments you can get on Etsy to go with the seals.
Final touch some large blue self adhesive gems to go with the seal.
Please come and help us save some seals
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
I Love ProMarkers - Ink It Up
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes