Today over at SCS, the Free for All challenge is to create a beach-themed card. And the Mixability challenge is to use a favourite phrase or sentiment on a mixed media card. I combined the two challenges and created this card:
The water is done with a piece of blue wavy dp. I inked up a text stamp with gesso and wiped a bit of it off so that it stamped randomly on the blue dp. I tore the bottom edge of it to create the waves lapping on the sand. To make some whitecaps and the froth of the waves reaching the sand, I used some watered down white acrylic paint.
I die cut a bunch of small shells and sponged them with various Distress inks. I added a sponged die cut seagull to the top edge.
A few weeks ago I made a similar card that I never got around to posting. It's a great companion to the card above, but uses different shell dies, bister for the water, and the sentiment stamped on the water instead of the sand. Here it is:
The sea was made by tearing one edge of a piece of coated cs and then sprinkling with blue bister and spritzing. Once dry, I stamped a few bits of text by inking up the text stamp with white gesso (it's hard to see but it is there - upper right and lower left) and stamped the sentiment with archival ink.
Here's wishing everyone a wonderful summer!