Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Sea Prince

Welcome!  Today I am sharing my art for the current Frilly and Funkie Challenge "Surf's Up".  The challenge is hosted by the fabulous Kathy and here is how she describes the challenge:

"Who's ready for a little sand, a little sun and a little surf?  Let's take this challenge for a stroll beside the shore!  Create a vintage or shabby chic project with a beachy theme.  Use ocean colors and beach images to add a fun seaside feel to your project."

I was struggling a bit with the challenge and then got inspired by the idea of a little sea prince who was brought into the underwater world by a grieving queen who had lost her little boy. He joined the princess and they were raised in a beautiful underwater world.

 I started with a big kraft tag that I had painted, stenciled multiple layers to create a lovely watery background. 

 I cut the tag up into ATC size pieces and created a few mini tag shapes along with the plain atc shapes.  I then created a mix of images.
 I applied white paint over the surface.  Then used the splashes with blue distress oxide ink over that.  I came back with the bubbles painted in white and on one of them again with a clear embossing powder mixed with glitter.

I cut out the turtles, flowers, and little girl from the Graphic 45 papers.  I embossed the turtles with a shimmer embossing powder.  I added some alcohol ink on some pearls to add a touch of color to the pearls before accenting the atcs.

I hope you get a chance to be inspired by the sun, beach and water! The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!



  1. These are all great, the coral die is so fun and I just how you pieced the images all together, great background to.

  2. Oh my created a whole world with a fascinating back story then told the tale beautifully with these gorgeous tags. I love the inky background, love the choice of words...and just such beautiful beachy colors! How fabulous you are!

  3. Those little kids are perfect for your sea theme. I love the colors and pattern.

  4. Oh, Suzz! These are sweet as can be! I love that splash stenciling for your background--perfect to show off those fussy cut images from those gorgeous G45 papers. Wow! Your turtles look amazing with the shimmer and those luscious pearls! Now it looks like I'm going to have to add Set #1 to my list--so inspiring that you've used them as seaweed--perfect! Great inspiration! Hugs!

  5. My goodness those backgrounds set off your choice of seaside elements beautifully Suzz! Love the look of crashing waves behind the seaweed, turtles and beach scenes xx


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