Monday 21 October 2019

Seaside Notions for JAI 479 and PP464

This card has taken inspiration from two challenges. I was taken by the soft colours at Just Add Ink and piqued by the large sentiment challenge at The Paper Players.

The ideas percolated for a while and this is how it ended up.

I enjoyed making the card front. It's a mixture of sponging, spritzing, texture over-stamping with some touches of white pigment stamping as well. I like the soft, natural feel that's been created. Although the background is quite busy, it doesn't seem so because of the softness of the colours. They recede from the strong black of the bold sentiment.

 The white circle around the sentiment helps draw the eye to it.

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  1. I love that you made a non-holiday card and used those lovely JAI colors...they caught my eye too! Of course, I love the seaside made a wonderful background with those images and it makes your sentiment really stand out! Thanks so much for playing with my challenge and sharing this with the Players this week!

  2. Awesome background you created with the tones for the sea! Very relaxing and I love that seahorse! Thanks for playing along with the challenge this week over at The Paper Players!

  3. This is beautiful Jan! I love the soft details of your background and how the white circle draws you in to the bold sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. That background is awesome Jan - very effective! I finally cracked and bought the Seaside Notions stamp set - no longer do I need to resist that seahorse! I love those fresh colours, perfect for your watery scene. Thanks for joining with our CAS loud sentiment challenge over at The Paper Players this week!