Hello Crafters, I hope you are having a great week & enjoy your Easter Weekend !
I'm participating in this week's 'Summer Fun in Water & Sun' Challenge at Impression Obsession. You will find links to the DT's beautiful creations and the details here at Impression Obsession's Blog. This challenge gave me incentive to use some of my IO fish stamps that have been 'swimming around' here without ink for a while.
Impression Obsession Stamps used : Goldfish F2328 & 'By the Seaside' clear set CL182.
The background for this card was created by using the Acrylic Block technique with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then sprayed with Gold Glimmermist. Unfortunately you can't see the sheen & gold flecks in the photo. I stamped five starfish at the bottom and a 'wave' border at the top with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
The Goldfish, Starfish and Shell were stamped and embossed with black on Water color paper. All images were colored with my Tombow markers & water and then cut out. I needed to use my small knife for the swirls on the fish. I stamped & embossed a 2nd fish and cut out a few pieces to add more dimension. I popped up the fish and used 2 way tape for the rest. I stamped the cute poem (from the 'By the Seaside' set) with black Versafine Ink. I added Diamond Stickles to highlight some areas.
It's going to be a while before we can go swimming here in Ontario, but at least I'm out in the gardens this month !
I received a nice surprise this morning to learn that I won Blog Candy at Laura's Stamp Art Journal. Laura is one of the talented members of IO's Design Team. I won a wonderful set of IO's sentiments stamps ! Thank you !
Thanks for your visit and have a great day !