Friday, 22 July 2016
You Cannot Discover New Oceans.......
Morning! This card was inspired by the Fashionable Challenges July challenge "Under The Sea". What a brilliant challenge!
OK, I've done this one as a step by step (as there are soooo many steps in making this card!).
So, started with my usual blank piece of card and with an image in my head that I was trying to achieve! Think Leanne, what do you need in the forefront of the card - the mermaids face....
This card is all about rubber stamping and the skill of getting the right stamps stamped in the right order and then mask, mask, mask!!!! The mermaid is in place and covered in Pebeo masking fluid.
Then add some sea weeds with distress ink, blend with an almost dry brush and cover with masking fluid.
Stamp some sea shells within the weeds (for this card I have largely used Indigoblu under the sea stamps), blend the distress ink and cover with masking fluid.
Add the sentiment "You cannot discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore". Blended over that with some distress ink and then masked over that. Stamped one fish (only had one fish stamp so reversed it with the help of a brayer - a technique I'll try and blog another day for you) that makes two opposite facing fish! Blend in the distress ink on them and mask off with masking fluid - the picture is building!
There, "under the sea" like fairies at the bottom of the garden, there are mermaids at the bottom of the sea!
Happy with that....
I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:-
Fashionable Challenges - "under the sea"
Words 2 Craft by - "just keep swimming"
Thanks for stopping by,