… for nautical challenges! :) I've got two ocean/nautical themed cards to share today. I created the first card after seeing the inspiration photo at Addicted to Stamps and More. I love the watercolour wash on the wall and I decided it was finally time to try the ink "smooshing" technique that I keep seeing everywhere. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink here (I LOVE that colour!) and after the "smooshing" I flicked some ink on top of it. It was pretty fun and is definitely a technique I want to play around with some more. I'm also going to enter this in the Addicted to CAS Splash challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.
Cardstock: (Watercolour) Ranger, (White) Papertrey Ink, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Fish from Fishy) Sweet Stamp Shop, (Sentiment from Hooked on You) WPlus9
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Peacock Feathers Distress) Ranger
Die: Mama Elephant
Markers: (YR04, YR68, B63) Copic
This next card is one that I made for the latest CASology challenge and decided not to use but I want to enter it over at The Challenge for their nautical theme. These stamps and the fish above are all NBUS Sweet Stamp Shop images. They have lots of really cute mini sets that you should check out if you haven't before. I paper pieced this one (yes, even that tiny skull and crossbones!) and made the banner blue to represent the sea. Time to dash back to work now. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Cardstock: (White) PaperTrey Ink, (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps: (Ship & sentiment from Ahoy) Sweet Stamp Shop
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko