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Life’s a Beach

  • Stamps –
    • Stampington & Co. Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
    • Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Silver metallic paper

This is a very simple card with a beachy theme. I started with a watercolor background, which is sort of the star of the card, made with Ranger Distress Oxide inks and water. I stamped the shells and sentiment over the background in black Archival ink.

Challenge: The Artistic Stamper April Creative Challenge – Backgrounds

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Shell in your pocket

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  • Stamps –
    • Shell and Starfish – Stampington & Company – Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
    • Sentiment – Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
  • Heavy body Gesso – Ranger Dina Wakley
  • Gelatos
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp “Moonshine”
  • Ink spray – Hero Arts “Unicorn” and Tattered Angels “Rich Mocha”
  • Gelliplate
  • Stencil – Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions “Triangles”
  • Tissue Paper
  • Round paper punches

As with most mixed-media pages, this little piece was made with a number of supplies over several days. The Mixed Media Mojo July Challenge is to create something with a Summertime theme and a “seashell twist.” The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Nautical/By the Sea. So I set to work on this page with these challenges in mnd. The circles were from Gelliplate prints. I pulled out two stamp sets that I’ve had for years for a beachy feel. I’ve also been watching Marta’s art journal and mixed media videos at Maremi SmallArt, which have been very inspirational. I built layers with gesso, tissue paper, Gelatos, ink sprays and stamping. Thanks for visiting today.


OWH Mother’s Day – Butterfly Focal Point

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  • Image stamp – Stampington & Co. “Ledger Butterfly”
  • Sentiment stamp – Hero Arts “Mother’s Day Message”
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Couture: Tabaret”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots”
  • Ranger Distress markers
  • Watercolor paper

 

This is my first Mother’s Day card of the year for Operation Write Home (OWH). I like to make lots of Mother’s Day cards for the troops to send home. I think it is especially important that they have a good supply to choose from. This week on OWH Stars and Stamps blog, we had another installment of OWH Design Bootcamp: Get to the Point: Creating a Strong Focal Point. The lesson was about creating a strong focal point on your cards. So using the information supplied in Paula’s lesson, I created this card with a strong focal point: the butterfly. Yes, another butterfly! The butterfly image is the largest element on the card; it is layered with a darker, contrasting color beneath it; and the watercolor technique used draws the eye in because of the textures and blended colors used. I applied ink directly to the rubber stamp with Ranger Distress Markers and then spritzed the inked stamp with water before stamping on the watercolor paper. Thanks for stopping by.