Wednesday 22 May 2019

Funky Fish and Sea World

Hi there everyone.  I am back with my third Guest Design spot over at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog and I decided on a sea theme this time using the Steampunk Funky Fish and Steampunk Sea World sets of stamps, and there are some delightfully fun images on these two sets.  I did also use the bubbles from the Floral Heart set.

I started with the background using my Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio, laid on to a piece of acrylic, spritzed and then applied to some white card.  I repeated the process several times until I was happy with the coverage.  I stamped the seaweed and cogs and the two images to the left which remind me of jellyfish using Peeled Paint Distress Ink, and I managed to join up the seabed using the side of a pokey tool coated in the ink and dragged across to form the little hilly areas. I then stamped the large and small nautiluses and the two small seahorses using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  I then coloured the images with orange, blue, yellow and brown shades of DI's including Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Candied Apple, Brushed Corduroy, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral, and to brighten the yellows a bit I also used Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, and these all applied with a waterbrush.  I know that strictly speaking you should seal the DI's with Clear Embossing Powder to stop bleeding of the ink when using water, but I didn't want a hard outline and mainly it worked OK, and where the lines disappeared too much I used a little coloured pencil to fill them in.

To finish I used the bubbles from the Floral Hearts set stamped with the Blueprint Sketch and then over the top of some of them I used a White Posca Pen, which I also used on some of the eyes.  I then blended some more Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch around the edges before adding it to the white base card.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll see you again soon, and I am looking forward to doing another Guest Design spot over at Chocolate Baroque later in the year.

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Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful underwater scene you've created Pat


Karen Dunbrook said...

I agree...beautiful underwater scene filled with lots of interest. well done.
x Karen

Viv said...

What a fab underwater scene you have created Pat! It looks great. x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colours, fabulous stamps and love those 'jellyfish' x Great scene making and the 'not hard' edges look great x Wonderful and unique card Pat x

Liz said...

Super underwater scene, Pat. I love the background you've created for all the beautiful stamped images. xx

Macimbalo said...

Love your scene - it's so peaceful and the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing at ATSM!

Nandini said...

So beautiful!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous undersea scene Pat and the colouring is lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.