I wanted to create something that looked like a peephole into an aquarium. This is what I came up with.
To create the water, I started with a circle of shimmery cardstock and sponged it in three colours: Blueberry Bushel, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray. Then I spritzed it with a fine mist of water. Once it was dry, I stamped over it using a stamp from Artisan Textures in Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray and added the sand stamp from Seaside Notions using silver and stamping it vertically.
The rest was straight forward. The seaweed, shells and seahorse were coloured with a mixture of Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. The white card base was textured with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. The frame was cut from Crumb Cake using the Layering Circle Framelits.
Great sketch, Laurie! Thank you!
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Note: The Shimmery Silver Ink will be available to order 4 September.