Friday, August 23, 2019

Twofer Challenge #19

Here I am just under the wire for the Twofer Challenge.  I really didn't think I had anything nautical until I read Darnell's list of things that could qualify.  I dug out my HA seahorse and this happened.
The card on the right was inspired by the book Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle.
He's cut from a Brusho panel and is swimming in a DOX sea with a sentiment is from PS.
I think I should have cut the fins into him but I didn't think about it until he was foam taped down and I didn't want to risk tearing the card.  Maybe a googly eye too?

ETA:  Darnell found another challenge for me to enter my colorful seahorse into.  It's Crazy 4 Challenges and they want you to be inspired by a book.  I think this works just fine.

Coming up with a second card was more difficult especially finding a sentiment.  Once I saw the one from PB I knew it would work because I had already planned to gold emboss the little fellow.
Unfortunately you can't see his gold sparkle embossing powder or his WOS.   Regular DIs were used for the ocean and seaweed and Altenew Sand Dunes for the bottom with a little help from a PTI sand stamp.

It's been a busy time around here and I'm way behind - again - on commenting and entering my favorite challenges.  Things will slow down after Labor Day and I can get caught up.  I hope.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. I'm so glad I made that list to inspire you, Bobby! Seahorses are indeed nautical little delightful creatures! I can't get over how much your Brusho seahorse looks like the book cover! I swear I saw a challenge somewhere where the brief is "inspired by a book." I'll look around and see if I can find it for you. I also love your shiny gold fellah with his little babies swimming along in the ocean, because you know it's male seahorses who have the babies! Great scene with the sand and the sea plants! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! (I so hear you about busy-ness. It doesn't help that someone seemingly shortened the days by five hours!) Hugs, Darnell

  2. ps It's a challenge called Crazy 4 Challenges. Here's the link:

  3. Bobbie - YOur brusho seahorse is amazing, so like the book cover. Your dox background is lovely as well. The glitzed up golden horse looks so at home amongst the sea weeds with the little ones, maybe playing hide n seek? Thank for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge 19.

  4. I love your colorful seahorse, Bobby! I love that book and gave it to all my grandchildren. Your golden seahorse is awesome with his little family!

  5. I like the little seahorse family swimming among the underwater leafy-ness! And you've done a fabulous job capturing the book cover!

  6. What a splendid depiction of Mister Seahorse, Bobby ... swimming in his luscious looking Dox ocean ... what a brilliant sentiment to go with him too! His appearance in glitzy gold for his birthday is fabulous ... he's so cute partying with his friends in his leafy scene! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Fantastic cards and awesome Seahorse, hugs, Lori m