Friday, July 31, 2015

By the tide ...

We live twenty minutes from the beach so it's not surprising many of my friends and relatives are into fishing, swimming, surfing and walking along the sand collecting shells.
My friend Jo has a fabulous aquarium in her lounge room and so she didn't have to look far for inspiration for the theme of her card making class. 
I have used a decorative mask to sponge the blue green background. I think it resembles the seaweed like the beads of Neptune necklaces that you find at the beach.
This one is a triangular mask that I've sponged in Pool party, Mint Macaron and Soft sky ink, with a touch of wild wasabi. It is almost an ombré technique where the colours blend from light to dark.
Another card using the same stamps came together with the colours crumb cake and Mint Macaron. I've added a piece of twine and some sequins for embellishment, all in the nautical sea side theme.
I've used crumb cake, soft suede and Minrptmacaron inks to create depth on the sandy base of my ocean.
There's also the stamping technique of the acrylic block on there too.
Stampsets featured: By the Tide. Gorgeous Grunge.

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