Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Under the Sea - Hand Stamped Sentiments #291

This is my interpretation of the Inspiration Challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments here



I must admit this one was a bit of a challenge for me but gradually an undersea scene emerged in my mind  and so did.  Using a Seaside embossing folder, some Balmy Blue card stock was first embossed and then had Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue ink randomly applied across the surface using a finger dauber. This layer was added to a Sahara Sand card base.

I pulled out the retired stamp set "So Many Shells", and my stamparatus and stamped 5 different shells, most in tones of blue/crumb cake or crumb cake and white.  All were hand cut and 4 were arranged on a 2 1/2" crumb cake circle the edges of which were sponged with Balmy Blue ink.  I also sponged he edges of each shell with Crumb Cake ink.  The 5th shell was adhered to the bottom of the water body on the left.



This art piece was adhered to the card front using dimensionals, after which some 3D lacquer was applied to the shells.


The sentiment was stamped with Black Memento on Balmy Blue card stock, the edges sponged  after which the art piece was  added to the card front just above the art piece.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  So Many Shells
Inks:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake
Papers:  Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories:  Seaside Embossing Folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, 3D Acrylic Lacquer, Dimensionals, Stamparatus

6 comments:

Elizabeth Price said...

WOW, this is a gorgeous work of art! Seriously you have created something amazing. You totally nailed the inspiration challenge. Big thank you for joining us for this challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Debbie Mageed said...

You took the challenge and ran with it! Love this card!! Your use of color and lovely texture is absolutely perfect. Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you will join us again soon.

brrenwick said...

This is a beautiful card! You pulled so much inspiration from this challenge...amazing! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Genevieve Valdes said...

I love how you colored the shells and gave them a wonderful underwater look with how you cleverly colored and sponged them. I can see how much you were inspired by the illustration. Thanks so much for creating a beautiful card for the inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Creations in Paper Robbie said...

Oh My Gosh this is fabulous! Lots of attentions to detail from our inspiration. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

Robbie

Fiona said...

Wow a great amount of work has gone into this lovely card - thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week - hope you will come back and play again soon

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