Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nautical and By the Sea Challenge

One of the main reasons I started this blog was to challenge and grow myself as an artist.  So, although I don't think this will be the norm, I am doing two posts today for two different blog challenges!

This post is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I recently attended our local stamp convention in Carson, California.  I'm always looking for photo stamps, and I fell in love with this abandoned boat stamp as soon as I saw it.  My grandfather was a wooden boat builder in Maine, and I spent a lot of time on boats during my summers growing up.

I stamped the boat in black ink on white cardstock, then colored it in using a combination of chalks (for a softer look) and colored pencils.  To create a greater depth of color, I used Twinkling H2O's on the boat, water, and sky.  Twinkling H2O's are little pots of color with a shine to them when applied to your work.  I used Inka Gold in metallic blue to finish off the edges of both the front panel as well as the back panel.  The back panel is stamped in brown ink using a script stamp from Stampin Up.

I knew I wanted to add a word but couldn't come up with a word that felt right.  Finally I decided on "hello," which is the same stamped word on the other post I did today.  These are letter "tile" stickers that I edged with brown ink before applying to the card.

I guess that as well as learning how to post on a blog, I'm going to have to learn how to take better photos!  I took this photo of the 3 fish I don't know how many times and just couldn't seem to get a clean image.  My fish are edged with both Twinkling H2O's as well as blue metallic Inka Gold.


*boat stamp, script stamp, fish stamp
*black and brown ink pads
*metallic blue Inka Gold
*twine, embroidery thread for tying fish
*Twinkling H2O's in blue
*letter tile stickers

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1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! Such wonderful colours and I love the boat. Thank you so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!