Monday, 13 April 2015

Mermaid Treasures - Diorama

Hello Crafters its challenge time again at Aussie Crafters
Aprils theme is UNDER THE SEA
and our off the page challenge this month is to create a diorama or aquarium. 
This started out a bit of a challenge for me but as I started to create and play around with ideas, it took me back to primary school where these sorts of crafts we're done. My twin girls in prep actually just did farm diorama's and it was fantastic to see miniature creations.
So for this piece I created my own image.
Hand drawn little mermaid princess and fish.
( These will be available as digital stamps very soon, so keep watch for the release )
I have coloured her with
Tim Holtz distress markers and also used PearlEx mica powder
 - Sparkling gold #657
- Spring green #685
 I started out with an old mailing box
painted the inside blue and green , then grabbed some sand from my kids sandpit mixed in some clear gel medium to form a sandy paste and then layered that into the bottom to create the sandy bottom of the sea.
I'm also a hoarder of everything crafty or recyclable so had everything I used in my stash.
* shells  * dried seaweed  * seas sponge  * wire  * fake drift wood 
* glossy accents
* glass pebbles and little sea urchin charms from a broken bracelet I found.  * hot glue gun and a pearl for my clam and my jelly fish are a clear glass pebble and some fringe ribbon, oooh! and clear string for hanging items.

my little jelly fish hanging

Now we have fun creating the under the sea scene.

To finish the scene off I added a small blue battery operated light to give it that under the sea feel.
and my scene is complete.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog today and are inspired to create a small scene - diorama.
Come join us at Aussie Crafters  and create beautiful things .
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think or maybe what you would like me to make..
Hugs xx
Kristyn DITL @Aussie Crafters

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  1. Replies
    1. thanku ... hope you join in at aussie crafters also

  2. Brilliant diorama love all the mermaid and fishes and great details love the little jellyfish--Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x

  3. That is sooo cool! like that! I am sure my DD would love (and want one) that! Great job! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

    1. thanku very much for your wonderful comments..xx

  4. absolutely stunning your work is always gorgeous! the light has such an amazing effect!!

  5. Woo, Hoo - now that's recycling sister! I used to love to make those diorama boxes in school. You've broken out some real creativity here for the Open-Minded Crafting Challenge - good for you. Thanks for sharing.

    1. thanku very much , yes it did take me back to school also .. was a great challenge xx

  6. A fabulous diorama, you have created a wonderful scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  7. Wow this is stunning. I love your little mermaid. So many great embellishments make such a fabulous scene. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting and Good Luck! xx


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