Friday 27 January 2023

Sea Turtle for AYSI 291

 As always, after our sketch challenge comes a colour challenge. What a vibrant and interesting mix Joanne has given us!

Perhaps not everyone would see it this way but to me it looked like a marine colourway. Maybe I was unjustly influenced by the new Sea Turtle set that just happened to be on my desk. 😀

I masked off a strip about 4 cm wide and went to town creating an underwater scene. As this stamp set is reversible, I created some wildly waving kelp in Sweet Sorbet, using both sides (and both ends) of the stamp. The water, stamped in Tahitian Tide, I'm really pleased with. I also like the Polished Pink school of fish and the Night of Navy sea urchins.

I scored the edges of the panel with my paper trimmer but I'm not sure if that was actually an enhancement!

I stamped the large turtle in Night of Navy on Basic White, then sponged the edges, first with Night of Navy and then Tahitian Tide. He's popped up on dimensionals over the watery background.

The sentiment and label are from the Something Fancy bundle. I added in some 2022-2024 Matte Decorative Dots in Tahitian Tide to finish the design off. 

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  1. love how tropical you have made your design concept look, just as one would image some untouched tropical Island underwater sea life could look like

  2. Thank you! That's just the idea I wanted to convey. Your comments are so very kind .

  3. Fabulous card, Jan! I love the stamped panel - it's such a fantastic effect x

  4. This has such an exotic, tropical look Jan! I love how that stamp set can create such a unique horizontal band of bright, but not overpowering colour, and still let the sea turtle dominate! Amazing card!

  5. The scored lines don't detract from what is an absolutely fabulous card Jan! These colours work perfectly for your underwater scene and whilst I loved the turtle in this set, I was put off by the reversible style and so dismissed it. I am now taking a second look! The layering of images in the central panel is so effective and the turtle on top makes me want to grab my wetsuit and a tank and head off to the Caribbean for some scuba diving for sure!

  6. This card is so fantastic, Jan! I love the underwater scene you created with this beautiful color combo and that turtle is amazing!!! I definitely "need" to get this set :)

  7. Jan - you were on point with the colors and the images! Once you said marine colorway - I went - I see that! And why didn't I think of that! Stunning!