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Tue 07

Under the Sea
by Jenny Griffiths

Hello Memory Box fans!

Let's carry on with yesterdays ocean theme using dies from the newly released Spring collection blended with the Under the Sea Collage from the previous release.  Isn't it great that the two collections coordinate and you can build on a theme?--it makes your dies even more versatile!  Today I am taking you on an underwater adventure with beautiful coral, seaweed ribbons, even a crab and some fish.  This theme will delight all ages!

Under the sea

Start off by cie cutting the Under the Sea oval collage and delicately watercolor the sea grass, coral, fish and water bubbles with distress inks: salty ocean, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade and shabby shutters.  Smear the inks onto a craft sheet and add enough water to paint the desired intensity of colors onto your card.  Air dry or heat dry throughly before mounting onto blue background panel with dimensional foam tape.  

Now to add the extras from the brand new release...seaweed ribbons (genius!), coral and the cheerful crab.  The coral was watercolored with spiced marmalade and squeezed lemonade inks and the seaweed just had to be die cut from light and dark glitter paper. The seaweed ribbons are 3 separate pieces so you can arrange them anyway you like.  

The cheerful crab comes in a set of two but I used only the baby one and added some sparkle to his shell (wink of stella).  The orange fish also got a sparkly treatment.  

Under the sea detail

This card was so fun to create and find places to add all the new dies to my already favorite Under the Sea Collage.  It reminds me of my scuba diving days off Catalina Island when I saw fish and sea plants of every color--even the sand crabs.

Thanks for stopping by our blog today to see what's 'under the sea' and be sure to leave comments on the various designer posts.  Each designer post will have one comment chosen at random to win a Memory Box die. From my post the winner will receive the Under the Sea Collage and you have until Sunday, March 12th at 11:59pm EST to leave your comments.  




I think I will love this new release! and this new die is perferct for a project I'm going to do for next summer

I love all these tiny details in the underwater scene!

Yes, this is fantastic! I adore those seaweed ribbons, how FUN!

What a cute card Jenny, I love your little ocean scene : )

Really like all the Ocean theme dies in this new release. Thanks for sharing your creative card with us. Now making my buy list!

What a lovely card...so many colourful details!

What a beautiful scene - so much sparkle, color, and attention to detail!

Fabulous card! I love the Seaweed Ribbons so much and the Under The Sea Collage is a die that I can see being used over and over again! This whole collection of dies is a great catch and I have my fishing pole in the water trying to catch it! TFS!

I love this card with the theme under the sea, it's adorable !!!

Beautiful card with pretty colors and details! I love the Under the Sea Collage die! Pretty detail with the sparkle on the Seaweed Ribbons also!

Love the crisp clear colors used to give your card a beachy summer feel.
Your composition makes this card come alive. Great job!

This is a very sweet card, Jenny. Great colours. I have some dolphins that would be more than at home in a scene like this. Thanks for the chance to win. X

Love the card and all the new releases. Wish I could afford them all!

Super card! The Under the Sea Collage die perfectly sets the stage. Love the Seaweed Ribbons. Lots of potential with these new dies. Adding to my wishlist.

Loving these new collage dies. They really draw the eye into your beautiful card x

Love this underwater scene. Reminds me of my snorkeling days.

Wow--gorgeous new dies & card!

This card is super adorable...I love water scenes.

I don't have any water scenes,, and I love the beach, the colors, and the mood!

What a great card it would make a great bathroom decoration too and love the bubbles on the sea background die thanks for sharing.

Living in a coastal city, I can think of so many uses for these dies. Such a cute card....adorable!!!

Awesome die, especially for under water designs.

What a neat die and tropical scene!

So fun

A really different die, and so cute, too! Love it!

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