Hello my friends. I am not blogging as often as I would like, even though I am still creating things.... but life has a habit of getting in the way.
I was checking out some blogs yesterday and saw that Less is More had exotic as their theme. I remembered 2 toppers that I had finished ages ago and never completed into a card.
So I fished them out and decided to use the sunset one as I felt that the location is quite an exotic one.
I remember stamping the image in black archival ink and then colouring it in with distress inks. Before I started colouring I masked off a frame with low tack masking tape. I would have used colours from the new set - mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber, abandoned coral, wilted violet, twisted citron and cracked pistachio. Probably I also used tumbled glass.
For the sea and sky I brushed the ink on. The scene is coloured in with distress markers and a damp brush. The sun is painted in with the ink diluted slightly with water.
I added some clear wink of Stella to the sea to give it the glistening effect of sunset.
Then I drew the frame with a black micron pen and edged it with a black sharpie.
The sentiment is stamped in versamark and heat embossed in black and then fussy cut and edged in black.
Both stamps are from the Sheena a little bit scenic range.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - summer fun: sun, sea and sand!
Less is More - exotic
Word art Wednesday - anything goes
Outlawz challenge - festive friday: friendship day
Casology - theme: dream well this is where i'd rather be than wet and windy England...