02/03/2016

Getting creative with Voyage Beneath the Sea


Happy Wednesday to you all.  It's a cold and icy one here in the UK and the perfect excuse to stay indoors in the warm and get crafty.  I'm really excited to be sharing one of my altered shadow boxes on the Graphic 45 blog today along with a project from Ginny too in true beneath the sea style.  To visit the Graphic 45 blog and see more about our projects 

This gorgeous collection gives us whimsical imagery, a hint of steampunk and oodles of options to create fabulously nautical themed projects.
Totally inspired by the large arch on the signature page form the collection I created a rough edged shadow box (using would you believe the toilet paper technique) to fit the shape and then scrap lifted lots of the fabulous images to create my under the sea themed project.  It's bright and vibrant and shows off the bright blues, corals, yellows and greens you'd definitely find under the sea in warmer climates - not ours lol!!! 
Here's a few more pics showing the layers and outside of the box frame.

Supply List 
Voyage Beneath the Sea 12 x 12 papers 
Voyage Beneath the Sea 
Mermaids Melody 
Neptune's Adventure 

2mm chipboard for shadow box  
Bora Bora chalk Acrylic Paint - PaperArtsy
Treasure Gold 
Crystal Gems coloured with Copic Marker 
Chipboard Cogs

Harry & I had a fab time yesterday on our trip to Greenwich, London for his first University interview.  We had quite an eventful journey, missed the turn to take us under the Thames and ended up driving past the Tower of London and over the iconic Tower Bridge.  
The Tower of London and The Shard - picture by Harry 
I'm so not good with heights these days and got the colly wobbles as we drove past the Tower and towards the bridge.  It seemed smaller than it does when you stand and look at it from the river bank and amazingly I was fine as we followed the cars over to the other side. We both loved Greenwich, what a pretty place and right by the Cutty Sark. The interview went well and H will be receiving an offer of a place ...... yippee ..... Well done H bean. 

Tower Bridge - London (photo taken by Harry) 
You may know that National Craft month started this week and with International Scrapbooking Day on 4th March too Cathy (So Much Scrap) and I are teaming up with a fun crafty project for you to take part in so please call back on Friday and we'll share more about what we're running. Look forward to catching up then, enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for calling by :-) 

12 comments:

  1. Wow, love this paper!!! I am not usually a steampunk fan but this is fascinating. Good for Harry, exciting for both of you I am sure. Can't wait to see what you have coming next my friend!! I always look forward to your projects, videos, etc.
    Thank you Clare for your great inspiration!! Good for you Harry!!!
    Judy in Arizona

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  2. Absolutely love this, I've been drooling over those papers since the first sneak peek that G45 shared on their facebook page a while back, and what you've done with them is wonderful!
    Well done to your son on being offered a place so promptly, you must be very proud of him
    Jane

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  3. Hi Clare, Oh Wow !! I love this project, Steampunk is one of my favourites and I'm loving the 'Sirens' (mermaids, but I like to fantasise haha) here amongst the fishes.
    Well done, Harry, and well done Mum.
    Lots of love from Paticia xx

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  4. Hi Clare, Oh Wow !! I love this project, Steampunk is one of my favourites and I'm loving the 'Sirens' (mermaids, but I like to fantasise haha) here amongst the fishes.
    Well done, Harry, and well done Mum.
    Lots of love from Paticia xx

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    1. HI Patricia, lol thank you. I was just the driver ...... great to get to go with him for a bit of moral support though. Did you know you won the February giveaway on the blog. Congratulations. If you mail your address to me at mycreativepsirituk@gmail.com I'll get the calendar kit off to you :-) xx

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    2. Oh Wowwwwwww !! Clare, I didn't realise that I had won until my friend Elaine (nattyboots below) sent me a text this morning to let me know, I am over the moon, thank you so much and thank you again to Elaine.
      Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    3. Oh Wowwwwwww !! Clare, I didn't realise that I had won until my friend Elaine (nattyboots below) sent me a text this morning to let me know, I am over the moon, thank you so much and thank you again to Elaine.
      Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  5. Oh WOW! Gorgeous project, love the layers .
    Well done to Harry .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  6. I love your project, and i just love the colours and designs of these papers. It looks like I'll have to invest in this kit. What a shame (not!!).
    Well done to Harry. Kath x

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  7. Such a gorgeous piece love the patterns and colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  8. Loved seeing photos of your trip...beautiful images. Always love your projects!

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  9. Gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed your trip too! xxx

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