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Ching-Chou Kuik April Challenge Under The Sea

Good Morning and welcome to my post for the new challenge from the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. This month our challenge is called Under The Sea, so we would love to see your sea themed projects. You can also include mermaids or sea animals which usually live under the sea, even if they are not under it in your image!

I used the gorgeous Lilies Commitment in my project and made a picture frame scene using a cheap plastic frame I bought ages ago from Poundland. Unfortunately the glass in it was broken when I dug it out this morning, but that worked in my favour a little bit as it meant I could have things sticking on to the image from frame itself.

The frame was originally white but I painted it with a layer of gesso to make it easier to add the paint, although I'm not really sure I needed it. I used Ice Blue Pearlescent paint and then added lots of shells from eBay and other goodies from an old Craft Box.

Although it didn't come out quite as I had imagined, I really love it and it is the first part to my new bathroom, which when we get round to decorating it, will have a mermaid theme to it (I do think I will need to add the glass in the frame then though to protect it from all the moisture, so will need to go and buy another frame to steal the glass out of!)

And here is a close up of my colouring...
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Stamps: Lilies Commitment from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Papers: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi & Pistachio Pudding (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Super Smooth Card from That Craft Place

Inks: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana (Retired), Bermuda Bay & Tempting Turquoise all from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Silver At You Spice Pen, Pearl Ice Blue Acrylic Paint from Docrafts

Accessories: Under The Sea Dies from First Edition Craft, Turtle Die 6002/0497 & Seaweed Die 6002/0496 both from Joy Crafts, Ocean Corner Dies from Joanna Sheen, Pearls from stash, Bubbles & Wavy Stripes Stencils from Dutch Doobadoo, Shells from eBay, Cord, charms, mulberry flowers & blue metal flowers all from The Craft Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair - RV63, RV66, RV69
Eyes - G14, G17
Tail - V01, V12, V15, V17, BG53
Top & Trim - BG02, BG05, BG07
Bubbles - BG13, BG15
Starfish - YR14, YR16, YR18
Shells - Y21, Y23, Y26
Leaves - YG11, YG13
Flowers - RV52

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog and check out all the other gorgeous projects from the DT for this month's challenge and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!


  1. This is stunning love everything thank you for joining into our challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge
    Michelle DT

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MTTC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  4. Wow how beautiful! Gorgeous project. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

  5. Oh this is stunning your colouring is awesome and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week and good luck.
    AuntySue DT

  6. That is a fantastic peace of work!
    Love all the details ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy challenge.
    Hugs, DT Maya

  7. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!


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