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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Voyage Beneath the Sea

There are all kinds of treasures found "Beneath the Sea"and deep-sea divers and treasure hunters have searched for centuries for long-lost antiquities, rare gems lost in a shipwreck, even GOLD!

When those rusty rare treasures are found, it's cause for celebration!  

ReNae here, with the FotoBella Design Team, and I found a treasure of my own this week!  I wanted to make a Trading Card Block this week.  Looking to the FotoBella website for inspiration, I found that we still carry the "Voyage Beneath the Sea" paper by Graphic 45.  This collection came out last year, and is hard to find.  Yet FotoBella has 8 products still in stock from the collection! This includes coordinating card stock that matches the collection perfectly!

So let me tell you how I made this beautiful Artist's Trading Block!

After I painted the block with a combination of Adirondack Paint Dabbers Sunset Orange and Mountain Rose), I adhered blue patterned paper to all sides of the block. Next, I altered some metal pieces and adhered them to the sides of the block.

 I used a combination of paints and embossing powders.
 I LOVE the way they turned out!

I fussy-cut out the beautiful Mermaid, painted the back side of her with the orange paint, and placed her strategically inside of an orange sea shell.  (I cut her in such a way to free her arm, allowing her to hold on to the beads.)

I adhered little glass drops to the bottom of the block 
to give the illusion of water!

Little waves cut with dies add to the allure...

I moved things around until they were just right.

Here is the finished product!

If you've been searching for treasure of your own, that hard to find paper collection no longer in the stores,  I invite you to check out our website! We probably have it! You can shop by THEME here.

FotoBella has an extensive collection of NEW patterned paper too, ephemera, dies and die cuts, mixed media products and paints... everything you need to create a treasure of your own!  
Happy Creating!

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