Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Kissing Cousins Sea Horses

 Hello, hope all is well with everyone. We are hoping to get some rain sometime in the next week. We need it so badly. Honey and I act like clocks that need winding back up. I just cannot summon the energy to do much of anything for long. I did want to get this additional page in my glue book journal done for a number of challenges, so I'm sharing it today.
The theme of this glue book is wordplay. Wikipedia has a list of forms of wordplay and I have found it invaluable for inspiration. I've found that I'm fond of using figures of speech as double entrendres, as I have done here, actually twice. The underwater background is a Gecko Galz digital paper I printed and then took a small round brush and painted the circles in the pattern with some gesso to lighten and haze them a bit. I then had some leftover QK swirls cut out of water droplets paper that I added. I also printed the text at the top and stippled it with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and stippled around the outside edge of the page as well. I fussy cut the Gecko Galz seahorse and girl and the steampunk seahorse and ran a black Promarker around them before gluing down. I hunted through my old letter stickers to find 2 sets that had enough s's and i's for the bottom sentiment. Then I used 2 different punches to make the fishies with some of the Perfect Pearls paper leftover from the stamped ghost yesterday.
And a final view. Thanks for visiting me, have a great rest of your day. XXO

I also used a digital image from GG's Turtle Bay ATC Set for the background
The steampunk seahorse is made of a combination of gold and silver-colored metals and the little fishies were punched from a silvery paper I'd coated with Perfect Pearls.
CD Sunday Plus Challenge #88 Hosted by Margaret: AG w/Digi
I've used digital elements from Gecko Galz (both seahorse images and the underwater background).


My name is Erika. said...

I like these seahorses. I like the steampunk and the one with the merboy on his back. I guess that's what you call the boy on his back. The paper has lots of great colors too. This is perfect for Mia's challenge, and I'm glad you could join us for Mia's challenge. I hope you get some rain as they predict. It's raining here now and I hope it is enough actually water the gardens. Have a great end of JUne. hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

Lovely page I love sea horses Hoping you get some rain

Alyson Mayo said...

I love all the techniques you used on this page - those shades of blue and green are terrific. I recognize the amount of work that goes into something like this, for sure!

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the sea horses. Happy Thursday


Meggymay said...

Those sea horses look great, its a fantastic page and I liked those words you used as well. thank you for linking to Mia's theme at AJJ.

Helen said...

Love those sea horses! Awesome summer page! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!
((HUGS)) Helen

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal page and background,great sentiments and love the Steampunk Seahorse.We are in mid Summer and getting some rain every day!!!
Carol x

Christine said...

Beautiful silver and gold!

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

leuke kaart
bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
groetjes jolanda bongers
Dt Mixed Media lovers

Pamela said...

This is a great journal page. I love seahorses and have just crocheted one for a blanket I'm crocheting.
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Ellibelle said...

How fabulous and so creative! Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx -

Jocelyn said...

A great page with all those details. I love the seahorses and the sentiments. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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DVArtist said...

I really like this. The entire page is very appealing. Have a great day.

Linda Kunsman said...

what a fun page- and that steampunk seahorse is a fab image!

Diane said...

Fabulous fun mixed media page, love those seahorses!! Thank you for joining our fun at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

*Vicki* said...

Really love the mix of colors in your background for the water feel and I sure do love that wonderful mechanical seahorse! Fabulous AJ page!

My name is Erika. said...

Oops. And I forgot to say thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday also. So thank you for sharing.

Susan Renshaw said...

Great use of these Gecko Galz images!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love how you titled the post. I also like how you created the two different sea horses. This was a very clever way to show both these sea horses together. Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Art Journal Journey using Mia's theme.

Fundy Blue said...

Wow, Aimeslee, your glue book journal piece is so much fun, and I love the color palette! Sea horses are unique creatures, and I think the steampunk one is awesome. Enjoy your weekend!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A REALLY clever use of words Aimes, fabulous details, I love everything about it.
Faith x

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Well, this is awesome and I love the two versions of sea horses. I am not familiar with the process you described so I probably don't have a real appreciation for what it took for you to put this together, but the results speak for themselves. I am impressed :) Glad you joined us at Rain's, hope we see more of you ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Carol said...

A wonderful page Aimeslee. I love Seahorses and Steampunk and the newfound Wikipedia page you have sent me to.
I hope that you and Honey will be much more betterer soon.
Carol xx
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Seafield Jo said...

I love seahorses, such intriguing creatures and displayed so beautifully on your wonderful creation.
Thanks for joining us again.
Jo xx
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Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely Journal page, I love seahorses, and lovely colouring
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Pat said...

Lovely journal page, beautiful colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Rain said...

I love seahorses! That is my celtic birth symbol and I have one tattood on my belly! ☺ The steampunk one is super cool! ☺

Birgit said...

What an artistic creation! Thanks so much for linking up to Double D Challenges. Best of luck to you!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous card! Loving your steampunk seahorse - beautiful 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday and have a great week! Hugs Jo x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page, love the background with the added little fish swimming around the sea horses (steampunk one is fabulous)
Hope you got the rain you were hoping for.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx