I started with the stencil monoprint background. I used Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Inks dotted over the stencil and then spritzed with water before pressing it down on the white card, although to be honest the colours have merged and don't look like two colours. I always have a piece of kitchen towel handy to mop up any excess water. I wasn't quite happy with the coverage so I inked and spritzed it again and managed to match it up.
I then stamped the turtle over the background using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink using my Misti as it is a big stamp. I inked it several times to get good coverage and the I heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then watercoloured it using Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Spiced Marmalade DI's applying the colour with my waterbrush. I did first water bleach the blue out as much as possible.
I finished by cutting the topper down just a little and then added the sentiment using the Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and again heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP before adding it to the 6" square white card.
Some brighter colours might have been better for this feminine version, but it does have the sort of colours that a turtle would normally have but perhaps it is a little darker than I wanted it to be. Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - No. 367 Make Your Mark.
Country View November Challenge - Hand Stamped.
What a lovely monoprint stenciling behind your beautiful turtle Pat! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx
love your sea turtle framed with the stencil monoprint. It's such a subtle background :)
I think your colors are perfectly turtlish, Pat! Aren't they magnificent creatures with those designs on their bodies?! It's a stunning card and I love your choice of monoprint stencil for the blue ocean background!! Hugs, Darnell
Lovely card, what a fabulous image. Love the stencil monoprint background. Thank you for playing along with this month's CAS Stencil challenge xx
Love your turtle card with the beautiful background! Nice to see that the turtle really covers the background behind it. I often see cards where masking would have been a better choice. Not the case here!
Absolutely gorgeous card Pat, I love the turtle image and your colouring. Fabulous background too, Kate x
What a stunning card and so very unique. I love how you did the monoprint stencilling in the background and that turtle is amazing x.
This is beautiful Pat, what a fabulous stamp you've chosen, and it looks fabulous against the stencil. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx
A fantastic card Pat, I love how you turned the mandella stencil monoprint into a cool background for your wonderful turtle...I love it, and thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil, Robyn
Fabulous card Pat and the colours of your turtle are amazing...
Superb card Pat - great turtle stamp and he looks perfectly at home against your monoprint stencil!
Your stencil monoprint "watery" background is so pretty, Pat! Such a beautiful and intricately designed turtle. The flourishes give a sense of movement. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx
Oh wow! This is so adorable and the perfect BG for that wonderful guy!
What a beautiful card Pat, I love the turtle! The monoprint background in the blues is perfect! He is beautifully coloured, thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil too, Cathy x
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