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Welcome to Atlantis by Laura Carson! Coupon Sale on Entire Site!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Laura Carson, Steampunk, Summer/Beach

Before seeing Laura’s TWO projects (and new items), there’s NEW paper today that Laura used in both of her projects: Sea World Paper Pads!

A beautiful mix of steampunk and under-the-sea imagery (plus I love the teal and rust palette)!

There are TWO sizes of these pads. See both of the new Sea World Paper Pads. And since the coupon sale that started on Thursday is still in effect…

Save an EXTRA 10% off the ENTIRE SITE! That’s 10% above current sale prices! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item or is one of the new items below!

Use Promo Code: REALLY-AUGUST when checking out.

This is not intended like “it’s really August now”… I’m in a heat wave and surrounded by smoke from the we-never-get-thunderstorms wildfires… so think of this code like “REALLY AUGUST? NOW WHAT?”

No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code.

The coupon discount ends at midnight (PST) MONDAY NIGHT, August 24, 2020!

Framed Triptych by Laura Carson!

Wow! The first project from Laura Carson is a Framed Triptych. Laura used 3 of the Elegant Chipboard Frame (trimming a bit off the sides and bottom so they could be hinged together as a triptych).

Laura provides lots of info in her blog post about building up the layers, using images from collage sheets, the new paper pad, and chipboard elements (see the wide photo below for a preview):

The triptych is constructed using three chipboard frames. To connect them and to make them stand, I trimmed some of the scroll work from the bottom of the frames and from the sides of the frames.

I painted the frames with a copper-colored paint and then used Distressed Ink to add touches of teal.

I backed the frames with paper from the 8×8 Sea World paper pack and used images from my Mini Hardware Collage Sheet to attach the frames to each other.

Beautiful work, Laura! Lucky for us, Laura provides more steps (and lots more photos) on her blog post. Plus here’s Laura’s Framed Triptych Supply List. And… there’s another project by Laura in the Giveaway section below!

What else is new today? Collage Sheets!

Laura created FIVE new collage sheets with merpeople and sea images to coordinate with the new paper pads! Beside the 3 shown below, see all 5 collage sheets. And/or see ALL of today’s new items!

More new? Yes! Laser Cuts!

So fun! New chipboard used throughout both of Laura’s projects (plus a Small Gears Stencil not shown below). See ALL of today’s new items! And/or here’s link to all of the chipboard items from Laura’s supply lists from both projects.

Hooray for the Welcome to Atlantis Faux Book Giveaway!

Wow (again)! Laura used a faux book (shadowbox) from her stash as the structure for her Welcome to Atlantis Faux Book (see the cover at right and the inside spread below). But to start off this Giveaway, I’m substituting the Large Faux Book Box! That should give you a nice big canvas to work with!

I love all the layers and textures in this project (and the color palette)! Where to start…

From Laura’s supply list for this faux book, I’m picking out these items to include in the prize package:
Anchor, Starfish & Fishnet Medley (shown on the top of the inside-cover below)
New Sea World 8×8 Paper Pad
Flourish Sea Turtles (so cute!)
Metal Gear Mix
Wooden Gear Mix

AND: All FIVE of Laura’s new collage sheets!!

Again, check Laura’s blog post as there are lots of tips about layering, and covering the chipboard elements with textures. Plus she provides a link to download that “Welcome to Atlantis” text frame on the front cover!

To enter the Welcome to Atlantis Faux Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, August 24, 2020).

And tell me: what will you make from this big group of items? And/or: what part of Laura’s tutorial is most useful to you?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

Oh! The More Woodland Creatures Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Carla M! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, August 23rd, 2020

43 responses to “Welcome to Atlantis by Laura Carson! Coupon Sale on Entire Site!”

  1. Donna K says:

    I really like the concept of a view on an undersea world. I think I’d go with a few more creatures and a little less mechanical stuff. I’m more of an animal person.

  2. Maria B says:

    I really like the new papers. I would make cards.

  3. Ann F. says:

    I love seahorses!!

  4. Marilyn Ray says:

    Awesome. Part steampunk. Part under the sea. And ALL right up my alley. This project is too cute.

  5. Barbara M Griggs says:

    The new Sea World paper collection looks awesome. As my sea-loving family is all landlocked right now due to COVID-19, I would use these beautiful papers and embellishments to make greeting cards reminding us that the sea is still there! Love the steampunk elements as well!

  6. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Atlantis is wonderful

  7. Debra says:

    Laura Carson hits it out of the ballpark again!!! Such a clever combo of sea and steampunk. (Seapunk)…

  8. Jo says:

    Wow! These are beautiful!! Love the under the sea look!

  9. Carole Carlson says:

    This set would be perfect for a vacation junk journal.

  10. Jackie says:

    Laura’s tutorial was very helpful. The tips about layering are especially useful.

  11. Jen R says:

    I am a huge fan of Laura’s work and this is no exception. Stunning!

  12. Sue O says:

    So imaginative and pretty.

  13. Lana says:

    Simply gorgeous, exactly what I need to bring calm into my life and shut out the world right now.

  14. Daylan says:

    Atlantis and mermaids forever! I would break it up for 2 displays — late summer into fall steampunk and mermaids.

  15. Different and beautiful.
    Love it!

  16. Lu Loy says:

    I like Laura’s tip about using Glossy Accents for dimension. Glossy Accents is a staple in my crafting supplies, but I’ve used it mainly as an adhesive for sequins and paper flowers. It’s time to use it in a different way now!

  17. Maia Baker says:

    I lOVE sea turtles! My best friend is on the board of our sea turtle rescue and refuge here at South Padre Island. I would make her a tree full of sea turtle and sea related tags to display at the Center.

  18. Laural says:

    Welcome back Laura! I am totally enjoying this new piece, brilliant work

  19. Nadine says:

    Love all of it!

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Really pretty projects! I am in the mood to create something ocean/beach themed! I think a journal cover would be fun!

  21. Denise H. says:

    I love this! Sooooo Jules Verne…a world I was fascinated by as a child waaaay back in the ’50s!

  22. kathleen codyrachel says:

    Simply Gorgeous – I love the hope of Atlantis💙 you have bought back a memory long forgotten – in the early 70s a 19 year old me met this amazing young girl who painted a portrait of me (that I grew into in my 40s☺) – she loved Atlantis and we talked all night! The next day she came to my site with the painting! So thank you for the wonderful memory!
    Needless to say I would love to win!
    Good luck everyone!

  23. Kathy Toews says:

    I would use the blue/green/rust color scheme to make something restful and calming.

  24. Laurie B says:

    I love these under the sea papers. I would like to use them in an altered book with an ocean theme.

  25. Cherry Nowell says:

    Oh goodness!!! Me, Me, Me!!!!!! So beautiful, just love it.

  26. Sharon says:

    I love the way she layers her projects! Can’t wait to give some of this a try.

  27. Diane Segura says:

    I would build a scene around a lovely mermaid and her underwater home. These papers are lovely and I think steampunk would add a unique touch to the scene.

  28. Janet M Turner says:

    Amazing! I love the mermaids.

  29. Nancy E says:

    This is really beautiful. Tons of detail!

  30. Kathy S says:

    Sooo many ideas for the faux book box; so versatile. The tutorial is great, and the sea turtles even greater.

  31. orianna says:

    How to bring textures to chip board pieces was most useful.

  32. Roe says:

    Love all these pieces. This would make a great project.

  33. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love the underwater theme – hurray for mermaids!!

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    Such a wonderful theme! I would make an under the sea banner to hang in my room!

  35. Caro O says:

    What an absolutely amazing project! I love the new collage sheets. I’ve never seen that underwater steam punk paper before. It combines to my favorite subjects. I’m very inspired by this to make an Underwater steam punk tea party

  36. kat cashwell says:

    Love these new collage sheets and the underwater steampunk!

  37. Anne W says:

    Cool collection. I love underwater worlds. Probably wouldn’t add as many of the mechanicals.

  38. Susan Kluger says:

    I love these papers and the steampunk items which could be used in several projects including the junk journal I’m making. Viewing underwater scenes is very calming which I find very helpful.

  39. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply stunning! Loving that turtle!

  40. Rhonda says:

    I love mermaids. I would make cards out of them.

  41. rosalie lunger says:

    Steampunk and ocean perfect.. Would make wonderful Christmas presents..

  42. Sue P says:

    Just finished my sea themed book, but didn’t know want to do for the cover. Now I have sooo many ideas. I hope you draw my name!

  43. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the Faux Book idea. Great place to store sea treasures!