The colour challenge/photo at Sunday Stamps made me nostalgic for boating. The hope is that as rules are relaxed a bit more the marine parks will reopen so we can go here and there through the summer. In the meantime making a card using these colours has to suffice. The challenge at The Card Concept is similar in theme and I was inspired by the lake image behind the camping gear. It is hard for me to define exactly the style I used but I lean more to the Clean and Layered style although it might fit the Freestyle collage style better.
The idea for the striped background came from this weeks Splitcoast Stampers tutorial by Becky Roberts. She did 2 cards from 1 panel so I have another circle I can use later. The stamps used are from a GKD set called My Anchor, tiny birds from an Inspired by stamping set and another Inspired by Stamping set called Seaside Sentiments. Die cutting was done with GKD dies. How I did the actual stamping was due to a Stamping buddy Lisa B who recommended a video found HERE. Eventually I will use this tutorial to make a watercolour card, but for this one I just used my Tombow markers to colour the stamp and huffed on it prior to stamping. Before actually stamping anything I did the clouds and sea background using a stencil and brushes. Added a few gems to the sentiment panel and a hint of sparkle in other places. My hubby loves this card and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with it myself.