Thursday, May 3, 2012

Make it Crafty Release - Under the Sea


Make It Crafty has a great new release, so we are celebrating with a blog hop. There are great prizes, so I hope you will hop with us!

Be sure to check out all the blogs so you can see all the gorgeous creations. I will be offering this sweet Dolphin image to one lucky commenter for this post, so be sure to leave a comment and let me know you stopped by. Each blog in the blog hop will be offering an image, so be sure to visit the other blogs as well.  

There will also be prizes for those who comment on the store blog post including...

a. Whole Collection
b. Collection of Elements
c. Collection of Pre-Made scenes

Be sure to leave your comment on the store blog post to be entered into the drawing for the prizes. The hop will go through Sunday and winners announced on Monday.


The new release is call "Under the Sea." It is a wonderful collection of underwater images, seahorses, dolphins, mermaids, and other elements to decorate your scene. 


When I saw the collection, I thought it would be perfect for a spinner card. This gives the effect of the dolphin jumping through the waves. 


The three pictures above show how the dolphin rolls along the waves. 


The picture above gives you an idea of how the process works. I used 2 pennies (cheapest embellishments around - hehe). I covered the pennies with paper to help them blend in with the scene. The weight of the pennies help the image roll along.


To create the underwater effect, I used two things...my Copics Airbrush System and a variety of blue Copics to create the wavy effect. The sand is gold colorful glitter. The picture does not do it justice. I added some little shells as embellishments. 

 We are not just celebrating this new release, but also Make It Crafy's new illustrator, Marina. Her work is gorgeous! I love Marina's Under the Sea collection, especially the beautiful mermaids and adorable seahorses. 

Here is the blog hop list just in case you get lost along the way:
Alyce 
Julie (You are here)
Elaine - special guest 
Tracy P  
Debbie 
Jane 
Zoe 

 Be sure to check out the new store blog!!! There are new posts most days and tons of inspiration! You can subscribe to the blog via Email link so you won't miss a thing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Next in the blog hop is Delphine!

Items used to create this card...

Dolphins Playing Digi Stamp
Under the Sea Digi Stamp Elements (Seafloor and Water Waves)
Seaweed Seafloor

Copics Airbrush System
Copics
Glitter
Shells
2-pennies

 

43 comments:

Sharman said...

Julie, this is awesome. I love how you made this an activity card. GREAT job. How fun. Wonderful coloring...

Missy said...

Love this! Great job and I love how you can move the dolphin!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Julie
a gorgeous card just love the dolphin
Hugs Dianne xx :0

Cathy Lee said...

Wow!...Julie, this is awesome. I love these stamps already and I haven't seen them all yet. Your Airbrushed scene is wonderful. It looks so professional and love the slider idea with that sweet dolphin. Thanks for all the inspiration and Fun Blog Hop.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Beth said...

What a great idea Julie! Super card!

Tammy V said...

Love the spinner card and the added little shells are awesome! Love the water too! Have a great day!!

mandy said...

Oh Julie your card is fab!! love the idea of the spinner card it works brilliantly with the Dolphin love the way you used the shells and the gold glitter for the sand hugs Mandy xxx

rosesarah said...

Wow it's so cute!! Great coloring
Hugs from France

Leanne said...

YAY!! That was awesome! I love that you did an interactive card and that was just perfect!! So fun and your coloring of the water is beautiful. I can totally see this scene coming to life.
TFS!
:)

Shari said...

OH JULIE!!! Wowo what a fantastic spinner card! sooooo pretty, you are a smart cookie! Love your colouring, so realistic! Thanks for the chance to win your prize!
Hugs;
Shari

The Crafty Dream said...

WOW!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Wonderful job, love it

I am your new follower

Gaby Beard
mgb2000@gmail.com

Thanks!

The Scrapping Factory said...

I love it! So cute!!!!! I love dolphins so this is one of my fav.

I'm a new follower!!!!

Fabi
thescrappingfactory@gmail.com

THERESA said...

This is just gorjuss, wow !! What a super idea to use pennies, i will do with a 5 cent piece, lol, here is South Africa, but love it!! Got some shells and sand from Australia the other day, will be perfect with this, lol
TFS!!
lotsa luv

Trudie said...

What a fabulous idea!! I love the spinning dolphine. I have just bought the whole collection so am really looking forward to playing around with it all..... thanks for the inspiration!!
Trudie xx

angelwhispers said...

My word this is just stunning! Chanelle xx

Delphine said...

Brilliant! I love your idea, Julie and the result is absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic design and colouring! Hugs Delphine xx

Debbie Pamment said...

PERFECT choice of image for a spinner card - awesome scene. LOVE it
xXx

Amy Heffernan said...

Hi Julie, the spinner card is such an awesome idea! I like to do advanced fold cards, but I haven't moved into the realm of movement cards..yet. It is on the to do list!

Brenda said...

This card is beautifull! what a fun idea to make the dolphin move!
Realy love it.
Brenda

Cindy said...

I love slider cards!!!

vicmbee said...

awesome card.. love it and the dolphin scene ... Vicki xxx

Bonnie said...

Great idea for a spinner card. The coloring on this card is so beautiful

Fiona Powell said...

Love the spinner card concept. Definitly worked weel with the dolphin

Cherie said...

Julie, I love this spinner card it is perfect for the dolphin and sea images....beautiful work!

Alyce said...

Wow! Julie this is just amazing! I absolutely love your colouring and I am pretty sure I need an airbrush now lol! You have done such a beautiful job :)

EmbossingQueen said...

What a great idea! The airbrushing looks fantastic. The touch of glitter in the sand is a great idea and am sure would look even better in real life.

Nat said...

Great card Julie, the dolphin is just perfect for the slider!

Bo said...

Your idea is super great! What a wonderful card! Hugs, Bo

Caryn S said...

The card itself is lovely even without the motion but the leaping dolphin is exceptionally clever!

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous sea scene Julie, looove spinner cards and this dolphin is just perfect! Love your wavy sea, take careX:)

Sandra said...

Hi Julie! I have never seen a spinner card before! It is soo cool! And your card is gorgeous! hugs Sandra

Only By His Grace said...

awesome job Julie.
I love the idea. Gorgeous coloring.
Hugs Maz

scrapperdiane said...

Love the card,you had a great idea show casing the dolphin,great c oloring

Jen Leeflang said...

I just love the idea of the dophin jumping through the waves - great idea to make this a spinner card!
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Lady Editor said...

Nice card. I also love your dolphin. So realistic.

Amy O said...

Love the spinner card! I will have to learn how to do this. :)

Jan Garber said...

I have never tried a spinner card, and this is truly inspiring! Beautiful coloring!

Crafteezee said...

Wow,just love this idea. Hugs Tracy x

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow! What an awesome card! I have never seen this type of card before. What a great idea. Love the airbrushing too. Now off to the next one. Thanks for a great bloghop. Hugs...Mona

grandmalee said...

What a fabulous idea to make this scene into a spinner card! I love your gorgeous coloring, and the addition of the shells and glitter really make it pop even more.

Carly said...

oh my goodness the dolphins look amazing! I couldn't see your card during the blog hop for some reason .. but have come back now for a look .... sensational!!

xoxox Carly

...just Barbara said...

This is brilliant and I love the technique with the dolphin swirling! Love how you did the water and the added waves in the deep. :D And such a great idea to use real shells too - love it!

sassy said...

wow loving your blog...i feel like a stalker at the moment but incredible work...loving my visit..loving this so cool card...fabulous your a very talented lady....sassyx