Friday, August 11, 2017

Catch A Wave Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Catch A Wave
Blog Hop

Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!

You should have arrived from Marji-
but if you need to catch the first wave in
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win 3 digital images of your choice

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!

For this blog hop, I decided to make another page for my ongoing album,
please check this links for the other pages: monthly-challenge-61CCC3 challenge and each year.

Here is the 2 pages together with a transparency in-between:

Here the supplies, I used and the steps:

1.- Water color the image from PND: Mermaid Ellie in Clam Shell and cut strips of specialty paper included in a monthly kit from Hero Stamps:

2- color the waves from the specialty paper with a liquid ink, which has a nice shimmer to it

3- add the paper strips to the background and add some bubbles to the watercolored-image using the Nuvo Chrystal drops, also included in the monthly kit from Hero Stamps:

a closer look to the bubbles:

4- Add some dimension with glitter paste  and stencils from BoBunny:

5- Add the image to the finished background. I also cut some photo mats out of mesh and I made one out of the step 2-prepared wave papers. and add some die cuts and some sequins:

I stamped: The world is your Oyster, you are the Pearl.

For the transparency:
1- add sponge some waves using Fluessiges Edelmettal from Viva and a Hero Stamps stencyl:

2- some dimension

3- the title: Como Peces en el Agua (like fish in water):

4- adding some finishing touches with enamel accents: fish-eyes, whole in the letters to make them more readable:
finished transparency
 I left some space in the middle for a picture:

the back:

The front against the other page:

I hope you enjoy my mini-tutorial and on-going pages for this Galveston trip mini-album.

Now SURF on over to Miranda-

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:


  1. Wow, what a lot of work! And it's nice to see how it all came together! Beautiful!

  2. What an adorable book. It is so fantastic!

  3. What a beautiful mini album to be cherished!

  4. Cute layouts, very creative!!


  5. Wow.... so creative and I love your project! I need to try doing something like this. I'm still in the boring old fashion scrapbook layouts and cards

  6. Thank you for you lovely comments hopping companions.

  7. Sweet album page..loving all the sparkle and shimmer.
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

  8. what a great page for your album!! i love it!

  9. GORGEOUS!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!

  10. What a fun journal page! I'm so happy you shared your steps! I love that transparency, too! I'm so pleased you hared this with us at Frilly and Funkie and that you participated in my 'Read Any Good Books Lately' challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily

  11. what a lovely sea scene and journal page, thank you for joining our elements challenge at Aurorawings and good luck, hugs, Marion

  12. Your album is so inspiring. A big thanks for linking up with our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

  13. Fabulous sea scene and amazing work. Your little book is spectacular. Thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings. xxD

  14. Lots of lovely inky layers! I love the bit of texture you added with the burlap. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Read Any Good Books Lately" Challenge!

  15. I love all the beautiful layers and textures. Both pages are so pretty together. So lovely! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  16. What an amazing project! All those layers, colours, and texture. Awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  17. This is fantastic Vicky! I love the combination of all the different media working together to really give the feel of the seaside. The perfect home for your mermaid! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  18. Beautiful project Vicky, love the scene you created with Nautical Mermaid Avery and Mermaid Ellie in Clamshell. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  19. Wowzers!! This is gorgeous! Love the look of those waves!

  20. I'm going thru catching up on my commenting this month and I can't believe the amount of work people put into their work, its incredible!!! Your page is just spectacular and I love all the little details and embellishments, it really sets the scene. You obviously love what you do as it shows in your work. Its amazing and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Happy Little Stampers!