Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Happy Little Stampers: Ocean

Welcome to a new month at Happy Little Stampers! We always start each month with the Watercolour Challenge. Our latest (optional) theme is OCEAN. Here's what I came up with:  

The card began when this cute whale just happened to land on a watercoloured panel made previously using Twinkling H2Os and a scrunched-up piece of plastic wrap. The crinkles in the plastic help pool the shimmer of the H2Os; I managed to get the effect to show up a little bit in the close up below.

Although he is looking quite grey in both my photos, the whale is actually watercoloured a pale purple, with just his belly a light grey. I stamped the sunrays with two shades of yellow ink for a bit of an ombré effect. An extra scrap of the watercoloured background was perfect for the frame part of the sentiment banner. Finally, on the purple panel, I added some wave detail with Versamark ink. 
There were a number of July card challenges featuring a nautical/water theme - if, like me, you managed to let them all slip by, here's another chance! (You also have lots of time to double your fun by linking up to the current S is for Sea theme at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!) Grab your favourite watercoloring medium and join us! 

Supplies: Neenah white & (?) mauve cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Neat & Tangled Mermazing stamps & dies, Neat & Tangled Sailmates & Sunburst & Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool stamps, Versamark, Simon Says Stamp extreme black, & Catherine Pooler tiara & sauna inks, Twinkling H2Os, Zig watercolour markers, Spellbinders circle, Paper Smooches Bannerific & MFT wonky stitched rectangle & scenic safari dies, foam tape

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Chris Dring said...

This is totes adorbs! Love that cute wee whale stamp!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

cute whale, wonderful card
a good reminder to get out my Twinkling H2O's and use them. The colors are so wonderful in them.
Barb Housner

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, great use of the plastic wrap technique. Great design too.

BożenA said...

Such a joyful watercolor card, Lindsay. Your watercolor background is beautifully flared and I love his pattern created by the food film. Perfectly fits this lovely dolphin. A wonderful card!

Ina G said...

Amazing ocean scene you created here Lindsey. Purple tones are the hardest to photograph. Love the ocean effect you created and having the whale jump out and showing sunshine - brilliant.

Sue - said...

A lovely design with a cute whale!

BożenA said...

Such a happy card. I love dolphin jumping out of the water. Great background imitating water. A perfectly designed card.