Thursday 20 September 2018

Nautical Daughter

Hello lovely peeps

Another commission to show you today. My friend's daughter loves tall ships - she has worked on one and even has a ship tattoo, so her card had to have a nautical theme.

I found this ship stamp in my stash which was perfect for the job - it's from a Paper Artsy Hot Picks set (HP1202).

First though I'll go through how I did the background.

I took a sheet of watercolour card and splatted on some Pebeo Drawing Gum.

After realising the larger drops wouldn't dry I dabbed some off  ðŸ˜‚
Then I took a swirly stencil and sponged some vaseline through onto the card.

I dissolved some Sea Green Brusho powder with water in a spritzer bottle then sprinkled Sea Green and Prussian Blue Brusho powders onto the paper. I spritzed over with the diluted green.

I repeated this a couple of times, moving some puddles around with my finger (use a latex glove, the dye is very strong)

Once that was dry I used a paintbrush to splatter on some diluted Prussian Blue, then added a bit more colour with Evergreen Bough and Broken China distress inks.

After cutting the card down I stamped the main ship image in the centre with Black Archival Ink (I didn't ink up the giant fish part of the stamp)

For the waves I used an old vellum envelope that I've been saving for about 11 years 😂

I overstamped around the edges with some script/compass/swirl stamps and the distress inks, then layered onto navy card then a white 8x8 card blank.

The lettering was cut from white and navy card using the Debi Potter script alphabet thinlit dies from Sizzix and attached with Pinflair glue.

To finish off I added some twine and a button from my stash.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Stamping Sensations I spy .... beginning with B (button)
SSS Work it wednesday favourite stamping technique & celebration/birthday
Tinker- Dream  #69 journey/vacation
Dragonfly Dreams Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #398 Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #335
 Addicted to Stamps and More #310 photo 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


meg said...

Stunning make, beautiful card and stamp

Liz said...

Oh WOW, Katrina, just love this card. Lovely design and the colours are beuatiful. xx

brenda said...

Beautiful colours and stamping, many thanks for joining in with our 'I Spy' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Viv said...

Fabulous card!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Fabulous nautical card. Love the background you have created and the colours are perfect. x

Julie B said...

Gorgeous background to your tall ship, thanks for sharing your process.
So pleased you were inspired by our photo montage at ATSM this week. :)

Creaine said...

love the technic This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Fikreta said...

so wonderful card!

Sally H said...

A great card for our B challenge - B is also for Boat and blue too! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations!

Di said...

Totally brilliant card Katrina and I love the detailed step-by-step! Would never have thought to use Vaseline as a sort of resist - clever!


Di xx

Claudia said...

Hi Katrina, what a great creation. Love all the great, creative steps you made resulting in a fantastic and very elegant card.

Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT bastel-traum challenge