Little Submarine

Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Distress inks, Happy Birthday Cards, Stamping, WaltzingMouse stamps | 12 comments


I had a little chance to get creative tonight. This cute little submarine is from the WaltzingMouse stamp set called ‘Half Pint Heroes’. Super cute or what?

My inspiration for this came from Kathy Racoosin’s card which she created for her colour palette challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. I was immediately drawn to the background and so have interpreted it in my own way.

I am entering this into the Lily Pad Card’s Inspirational Challenge #3 and also JayGee’s Nook Challenge #9 where the inspirational photo is this. Obviously I went with the nautical theme!

I did some masking to create the sea bed (using distress inks) and of course good old Glossy Accents for the port hole. The background was super fiddly but I set myself a challenge and I wasn’t going to let it beat me! I coloured in the submarine with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.


Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps – Half Pint Heroes
Ink: Versafine Ink – Onyx Black, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Verscolor cubes – Bamboo
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square single fold), X-Press It Blending card
Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stubs, foam dimensionals, Basic Grey Buttons, Glossy accents, Copic Marker- green, black felt pen, Creative Memories circle cutters, kitchen twine

Thanks for stopping by.


Update July 11:
This card received a Fantastic Froggin’ Four award at the Inspirational #3 challenge at Lily Pad Cards.


  1. This is quite possibly the most AWESOME card I have ever seen! Really awesome! xx

  2. How cute!!!

  3. I gasped when I saw this!! It’s incredible Marion. I love everything about it, especially your pieced background!!!

  4. Wow Marion… that background may have been fiddly, but it was so worth it – it’s amazing! Love the little water scene too with the submarine. Thanks so much for playing in our challenge πŸ™‚

  5. I really love how you did the background, agree its fiddly, but I just love how gorgeous it looks!!! A-MAZ-ING!!

  6. Your projects are amazing. I’m a big fan of you. I like the way you mix colours. Chapeau bas! πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing all your projects!! Have a great day!

  7. LOVE it! Too cute with your little submarine and cool take on Kathy’s background. Glad you joined us at Lily Pad!

  8. Marion, this is super! LOVE your interpretation of Kathy’s background! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  9. I love this submarine stamp from ‘Waltzingmouse’, and you have used it beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us this month … cheers Ange

  10. I love it!!!! Great card! Love the colors and everything about this card! Thank you so much for playing with us at lily pad cards

  11. Awesome card! Love everything about it. Congrats on this card being one of the Froggin’ Fantastic Four over at Lily Pad cards – yay you!!


  12. This is soo cute and creative!! Congrats on your Froggin’ Fantastic Four!

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