Wednesday, October 20, 2010

H20 Water Fun

Hi, I've been busy catching up with a few neglected chores this week, so I thought today I'd show you a recent project designed for Scrappy-Go-Lucky. I really enjoyed working with the H2O Cartridge and decided to do something a little different with it. My children always enjoyed playing with magnets on the fridge (I think I did too), so I've made a "game" where they can create a multitude of scenes.

The Gypsy isn't needed for this project, but I've used it so I could do a number of cuts in one go. It also makes it easy to work out exactly how much cardstock is required.

Once I added all the layers to the different images, I used all different accessories to add highlights and dimensions. The pool below is cut at 6 1/2" and I've added Crystalina Kindyglitz to the "splashes" on "CannonBall" to look like water droplets. I've also used the Souffle Pens to highlight the edges of the pool and diving board, as well as the waves.

Very little was needed to highlight this. I used a white Souffle Pen on the flag, and highlighted the edges with a deep blue Glaze Pen.

"Mum and Dad" are cut at 4 1/2", and I found the people on this cartridge different to work with. Usually the skin tone is the base image, and the clothing makes the layers - but on H2O, the colour is the base, and the skin tones are the layers. I've used Copic Markers to add highlights to the skin (as you can see the Dad is nicely tanned), and also to colour and highlight the hair, flowers, and shirt; and then Glaze Pens around the swimsuit and bag. I've used a VersaMark Pen to draw the design on the surfboard, and heat embossed it with white powder to make it shine.

These three little munchkins are all cut at 4", and I have again used the Copic Markers and Souffle Pens - (someone's knees are getting burnt).

The ball is cut at 2 1/2" and the sign at 3 1/2". I used a texture to stamp on the post, and the Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder and ink for the sign.

The suncream bottle is sized at 2" with very little added. The sun has crimson glow glitter inside, and diamond glitter on the rays. It's sized at 3 1/2".

This cute bucket is cut at 3", and has been embossed with Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles, then highlighted with Glaze Pens.

The sandcastle was stamped with a texture, and I've used a glue pen to add sand (lucky I had a beach display in a bottle). It's cut at 3 1/2" and is my favourite image here.

Once I'd finished all the highlighting, I laminated and cut them out. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos before laminating, so a lot of the detail is hard to see. Once laminated I attached some magnetic tape to the back of each image. 

Now it's a fun game for toddlers (to keep them amused while mum cooks). Alyssa is having fun modelling below.

Hope you like it.
Luv, Tereesa.


  1. what a great idea! Even the sunscreen lotion...too cool Thereesa. Glad you shared.

  2. What a fun and fabulous idea!!!! Great job mum!
    Hugs Bonnie

  3. Been so busy with the GNI that I really havent had time to comment. This is why I have ordered this cartridge I just love the way you have done these.


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