Friday, July 19, 2013

Sea Hoppin' with Michael Strong

 Michael Strong has just released a new stamp- which I love and had to have, and Hetty suggested having a blog hop with a Sea theme- so I joined in! The image is called Cloisonne Sea Turtle/Seaweed.
  I had to use some shimmery Technique Junkies backgrounds to create a colorful card. The far background is a TJ UFO....the seaweed layer was stamped onto the UFO first. Next I stamped it on a piece of text weight paper and onto a background called Simple Sumi (6/04). A couple of the areas on the Simple Sumi were dark, so where I could not see the lines, I cut out the image on the text paper and placed it over the dark area and then cut it out. I added shimmer to the background dots with Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.
 The turtle is stamped on a TJ background called Pearl Ex Spray using Fall Fiesta Sparkle embossing Powder.  I added corner dies in Copper Metallic cardstock using a Cheery Lynn corner die.
  The digi sentiment is by Create with TLC , where I always find the best sentiments!

Here is a sideview- hopefully capturing a better look at the shimmer:


  Here is the Blog Hop line up ( I am the last stop).

Dorly Weitzen
Hetty Sanders
Inge Postma
Lori Rife
Michael Strong
Shelly Schmidt- You Are HERE

Challenge(s)
Heck of a Challenge- Sea

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shelly

27 comments:

Hetty said...

Wow, i do hope my turtle will arrive soon! Your card is beautiful and those TJ techniques come out beautiful. Thanks so much for being in the blog hop, hugs, Hetty

Inge said...

Wow... great card, Shelly!

MaxineD said...

Shelly this is one stunning crd - it must really shimmer and shine IRL!
Blessings
Maxine

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Shelley, I like the adorable image and the sea background. you should enter this in our sea challenge at Heck of a challenge.
Kevin xx

Donna said...

That turtle could come right off that page. Amazing colors and textures. I LOVE it! Have a super "cool" weekend!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, love the colors and what a great image.

Beth Norman said...

Love this card. The seaweed is so unique. The colours really pop. Great turtle!

Lori said...

Beautiful card. Love the color and the techniques you used! Thanks for sharing and being part of the blog hop!

Vicki Parson said...

WOW Shelley, this is so stunning!! I love the corners and shimmery background for this cute turtle! :) Have a great weekend! HUGS

Carla said...

Love the way your seeweeds look.
Wonderful card Shelley

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is a vision! What gorgeous colors! What an enchanting technique and the turtle, oh such sweetness! Stunning!

Linda Palmer said...

Your beautiful background makes this image just pop off the page. Beautiful creation.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card Shelley, thanks for sharing.

Rosie Guiher said...

Very pretty card and that is one happy looking turtle! Love your colors.

Carolyn said...

Lovely card!!

Renee said...

Wow this is amazing! I'm lovin that turtle stamp!

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully done Shelly...love the Cheery Lynn corner touches too! This little turtle just comes alive!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

2amscrapper said...

beautiful colors!

chaoscorner said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and way you've made it.
Anbne

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful color combo, Shelly! Love the seaweed in the background. What a terrific turtle image.

Darlene said...

Oh my word, Shelly! This deserves a frame instead of an envelope! The seaweed is magnificent, you really know your way around various techniques and tools to get just the right look!

That image is so cool. I love the swirls on the turtle, and how you created the shimmery effects! Super cool card!

Blessings to you!

Miranda said...

o, you already have that lovely turtle. lucky you! ;-) love what you did with it!!!

greets, miranda (miepeke)

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

OMG this is surely a fabulous turtle!! I love him!! I personally have been waiting and fighting myself to get the elephant! nw I must add him to my list of must haves!! Thank you for sharing!!

Penny said...

Wow, sea turtles are one of my fav animals, and you really did this one justice! Such a beautiful background for it! Love the embossing. Just a stunning card, Shelly! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful underwater scene
love the sparkle
Thanks for joining us at HOAC this month
Lisax

Laura said...

Oh so pretty, Shelly! I love what you have done with Mike's Sea Turtle & Seaweed set!!!
hugs,
Laura

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Shelly this is a gorgeous under water scene. So love the aqua colouring and friendly turtle.
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