It is the last day of July and it is time for a goodbye. I have enjoyed so much to be a Guest Designer for Pretty Pink Posh, their designs are adorable and so easy to mix ad match, which is my favourite way of creating. I promise you that I will bring more and more cute scene cards in the future as you love them the most too. For my last post I saved a personal favourite, a sea themed card set. Perfect as home decor too as these are little mixed media arts.
As always I started with stamping and colouring the images from Sea Friends. That is one of my most loved stamp sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers:
- sea horse: BP7, PV4, PV3, PV2, PV1, PV05,
- dolphin: BT7, BT5, BT2, BT05,
- fish: JG5, JG4, JG2, AB3, AB1, AB05,
- other fish: BO4, BO3, BO2, BO1, GY2, CT3, CT1,
- octopus and coral: PP6, PP4, PP2, PP1
- crab: DR4, DR2, DR05,
- shells: GY5, GY2, GY1, GY05, EB4
- starfish: MG5, MG3, MG1, MG05
- seaweeds: AG5, LG4, LG2
I added dots to each fish for texture, I love this technique. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
For the background I used Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Scattered Straw for the sand, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean for the water. I was generous with the splatters: first a spritz of water, which I dabbed off with a dry paper towel after 30 seconds. Then I added diluted ink splatters too. While I was working on the sea, I covered the sand and the other way around. In this way I did not end up with brown splatters in the water.
When the backgrounds were dry, I heat embossed the sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set.
Then I took the Waves stencil and added Gina K Glitz Glitter gel to certain parts, just randomly. I didn’t mind that the paste sipped a bit under the stencil, it just added to the messy ocean look.
I assembled the cards and it was time for the finishing touches: glossy accents on the shells and fins, and black glaze pen on the eyes.
I hope you liked my cards, and will continue to follow my crafty journey.
See you soon,