Clearly Besotted May Teasers Day 1: Scouse Seahorses

April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am 8 comments

Hello lovely blog readers.

That title isn’t meant to be insulting, but it is provocative! Having lived in the wonderful city of Liverpool for over 20 years- I thought I’d have a comment on it!

Scouse girlies locally are known for dressing up to go out, and they take getting ready really seriously. When I started colouring these seahorses, I went with a rather unusual colour combo- you could say that it’s a little like the old style packaging of Refreshers sweets! But I did want a little glamour; bold and bright and just like the girl groups you’ll find out and about on the streets of Liverpool, all dressed to the nines and full of fun!

Aren’t they just gorgeous! I wanted to create a syngnathid of seahorses (yes, I had to google the collective noun for them). I love the plumes and eyelashes. I wanted to cluster them together so they looked like they were going out! All the colouring was using Nuvo Alcohol markers.

I decided to build the scene using some gold cardstock and foam pads. I love how you can create scenes using all the little images from the set. The other thing that reminds me of scouse girls is the ‘curls’ on the seahorses. I remember being really surprised a few years ago seeing so many girls out in their curlers- they were everywhere. I became quite used to it, until one day I went for a coffee and the girl serving me was actually wearing rollers. I couldn’t peel my eyes away!

Anyhow, this next picture shows you all the dimension and the shimmying girls going out out.

The set is a called ‘Sweet Seahorses’ and I can see it being used for lots of occasions!

Don’t go swimming off before you’ve popped across to the Clearly Besotted Blog,

then wriggle over to see Michelle & Lisa. 

I am back tomorrow with a Traditional Village Fayre or possibly a classy bring and buy! 😉


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lisatilson76  |  April 27, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I love your story behind this card! They really do look like a group of girls shimmying their way down the road. All that’s missing is the phones! Love the colours too and the gold ties in really beautifully. Another fab cad Keren


  • 2. michshort  |  April 27, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Oh I love this, Keren! The seahorses do look very glamorous and your colouring on them in fantastic. I love the scene you created xx


  • 3. tsurutadesigns1  |  April 27, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    I always enjoy reading your posts Keren. Your coloring is WOW. Love this.


  • 4. noraln44  |  April 27, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    This is GORGEOUS!! I love the fancy way you colored them and the background behind it. Such lovely design.


  • 5. conil  |  April 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Your syngnathid does look as though they’re going out on the town. Totally agree about the eyelashes and curls…just charming. Of course, you’ve made is flash with the gold and dimension. It’s all about seeking out fun and revelry.


  • 6. Debbie P  |  April 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Great card.


  • 7. Denise Bryant  |  April 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Super cute seahorses!


  • 8. Ruth  |  April 29, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    You always have such a great story to go with your cards. I love the idea of all those scouse girlies on their night out. You’ve chosen some great colours! Can’t imagine someone serving me in their rollers though – that seems a bit off putting! xx



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