Sunday 16 July 2023

Beauty of the Deep for FMS 594

I was sitting at my desk today wanting to have a second date with Beauty of the Deep. Luckily inspiration came in the form of the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches

It's funny how things change as you craft. In my head, I started off toying with watercolour, sponging, soft greens and maybe some heat embossing and vellum in there somewhere. Not quite where things ended up!

As I started playing around, I remembered the first time I went snorkelling in Fiji. We went out in a boat to what seemed like the middle of the ocean and went over the side of the boat. After swimming out just a little way, we were over the top of the most vibrant, colourful, alive coral reef. It was beautiful! The pastels went away and the brights came out to play instead!

I masked off a portion of the front and sponged it with Balmy Blue and Azure Afternoon. I removed the top mask then I stamped some seaweed in Azure Afternoon. I stamped the tall seaweed in Starry Sky and coloured it with Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blends. Then I removed the bottom mask and added in some Melon Mambo kina.

The large seaweed was stamped in Shaded Spruce and coloured it with Parakeet Party. Then the front circle is represented by the die-cut coral. I cut one Basic White and one Tahitian Tide then offset them before attaching them.

The sea looked a little empty without any fish, so I added in a fish by the sentiment. The sentiment and the label for it are from Something Fancy. Finally, I added a trio of blue dots from the Tinsel Gems four- pack.

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  1. I love the vibrant colors in this pretty sea scene! A beauty of a card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. I love that you pulled inspiration from your trip! Fantastic color choices. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. I love the vibrancy of your chosen colour palette for this card Jan and a great, unique take of the sketch too.