Thursday 4 September 2014

Mojo Monday 361

Another discovery of my convalescence was Mojo Monday and this week there was a lovely sketch to work with. Last night, I got an order from my Stampin' Up demonstrator - another side effect of being housebound is endless opportunity to  peruse the catalogue - and among my order was the Wetlands stamp set. I am having something of a love affair with Lost Lagoon at the moment and these two things lead to the card I made, which played the sketch pretty much as is.

In recent weeks, I have been experimenting with sponged backgrounds but this is the first real sea scene: Sahara Sand in the foreground and Lost Lagoon at the top. How to make it look a bit more like the sea? I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and Illuminate ink to give some ripples then freehanded using a silver gel pen to give some more definition and movement. Perhaps need to invest in a white gel pen for the future, although the silver gave a more subtle effect, that I was happy with.

Paper: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Whisper white, Moonlight DSP stack
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Illuminate
Stamps: Wetlands set, Gorgeous Grunge
Other: Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Corner rounder, Lost Lagoon stitched ribbon, Linen twine, dimensionals, silver gel pen

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful job with the background.TFS how you achieved it. B