Wednesday, 6 July 2016
WWC75 - You're Always There for Me
This week's challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is a sketch hosted by Deborah Smart. I love sketch challenges. They make you think in terms of layout first. Certainly it is more disciplined than an otherwise "open" creative process.
I frequently change the aspect of the sketch, putting it on its side or flipping it vertically. This time, however, I stayed with the sketch the way it was presented. It gave me an idea and I ran with it. I would combine the beautiful From Land to Sea stamp set with the new Seaside embossing folder.
I began with a base of Heavy Whisper White. My next layer of Dapper Denim cardstock was first embossed using the Seaside embossing folder, then each raised "ripple" was brushed with the Wink of Stella, and finally attached to the base. The long rectangle used a base of Whisper White and then another layer of Whisper White upon which I stamped the lighthouse image, masked the bottom, and then carefully stamped the mountains from the In the Meadow stamp set to give the impression of land on which it was built. For the squarish rectangle, I used a base of Kraft paper and then a layer of Whisper White upon which I stamped the sea turtle image twice and then the sentiment from the Love You Lots hostess set.
All my images and backgrounds were watercoloured using my Aqua Painter and various inks. The tiny bubbles around the turtles are stamped with an image from the Timeless Textures stamp set.
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. We'd love to see your creation linked up this week.
I've also included my card in the SUO challenge #152, Delight in Nature.
As well as in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge, anything goes.