Honorable Mention 613 Avenue CreateThis is for an artist trading card challenge with a theme of Zodiac Signs.  Can you guess?  I’m Cancer!

I’m not into astrology, so this gave me a chance to do some research.  I figured out the constellation that represents Cancer and used as part of the design.  It is obvious in-person, not so much in the pics!  I like to give things an unexpected twist, something more when you look closer.  So, this worked out perfectly!



  1. Card Base: Product packaging.
  2. Background:  Gelatos – Blue and Black (edge), and Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Navy.
  3. Underneath:  Cancer constellation made with Uniball Gell Pen – White and Glitter Glue – Silver and White.
  4. Image: Graphics Fairy, colored with Copics and then hardened and shaped with Mod Podge.  There are quite a few black pop dots holding the crab up!


  1. R59, 29, 24, 22, 21, 20


  1. Art by Miran
  2. 613 Avenue Create
  3. Crafting From the Heart
  4. Creative Fingers
  5. Wicked Wednesday ACT Challenge


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9 thoughts on “Crabbie

  1. Gosh had a quick look at the maps in your link but can’t make head nor tail of them. Your card is therefore brilliant. Love the crab to bits. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne DT.

  2. This is really well done! The texture on the crab is awesome! Nice work, indeed! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

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