Monday, September 26, 2016

Lost at Sea - Lunagirls

Sometimes I get to kill two birds with one stone, and a jigsaw piece swap coincided with working with Luna Girls collage sheet Bathing Beauties here.  Some of the Bathing Beauties are in ocean scenes, and I recently acquired an octopus die that I've been itching (not dieing) to use.  So, our Bathing Beauty is staring out to sea, awaiting her sailor lover's ship's return.

The jigsaw pieces are roughly 150 x 150mm (6x6"), and the challenge was to use black with them.  The back side of the jigsaw pieces were coated in black gesso, then Paynes Grey, then some of it a layer of pthalo blue, a layer of Jo Sonja's Decor crackle, then a final layer of Paynes grey.

The Sizzix skull die has lots of "cracks" when cut out (from a drinks coaster), just begging for the octopus and some seaweed to be growing through it.  Bits of flowersoft and random splotches of paint add to the texture.  

The Ship Silhouette stamp is from Silver Crow Creations 
Some Seashells are from beachcombing expeditions, but most of them are from shell necklaces.
The gleam most noticeable top left is the crackle.  Down the bottom was blue-tinted lava gel medium, and I tried to keep it thick enough to bed the seashells into.  However I later had to re-glue quite a few down again with Helmar 450 glue.

Alas, from the angle of the ship, it is clear that her sailor will not be returning, 
but has fed the fishes and is now home to an octopus and it's vege garden.

There's still time for you appease Evil Drowner Froggy, and perhaps win your own Lunagirl prize, with your own dark, sad, weird make.  
Link it *here*


  1. That is such a wickedly good the unusual jigsaw bases too :D XXX

  2. Oh my goodness, what an AMAZING project - love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. Thank you - I just love working with irregular shapes and pieces - making cards is impossible!

  4. Oooooh - wow !! That is awesome :-) xxxx


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