Monday, June 19, 2017

Seahorse Birthday

Good Monday everyone! This is the first Monday in many years that I won't be posting for the Mojo Monday challenge - either as a mojomaker on the design team or as a dedicated challenge participant!  As you recall, Julee has given up the challenge blog after she reached her 500th sketch over a near 10 year span.  But life moves on...and so my mojo will have to stretch out into other directions as well.  

I totally waited until the last minute to get my husband's birthday (which is today) card completed.  I got home from work last night at 11 PM and was burning the midnight oil up until 1 AM to get this beachy themed card done!  I used the sketch for the current Fusion Card Challenge and really loved the curved line!  I was also inspired by the colors - aqua, coral and gray - in the photo.

I started with some masking paper that I tore into an irregular shape then stamped with a sea captain's journal image from SU's The Open Sea. Next, I stamped the splatters using 2 stamps from SU's Gorgeous Grunge.  I then used Liquitex Light Modeling Paste paired with a Mini Specimens stencil (TCW Rebekah Meier Designs).  I just loved FINALLY (after having it many months) inking up and die cutting the 2 and 3 step stamped images from Hero Arts' Color Layering Seahorse set!  I popped several with foam tape and adhered some real sea shells to the collage.  The sentiment was gold embossed using Queen's Gold EP by Ranger.

INK: Sea Breeze, Siren Song, Hayride, Old Gold, Sweet Nectar, Flamingo, Fairy Dust, Silver Lining - dye inks by WPlus9; Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron distress inks by Ranger; Versamark. 

So that's it for now.  I'm going to enjoy my day off after working the weekend!


LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Wanda! What a wonderful mixture of images and colors! I can smell the sea air!

Michelle said...

Wanda, I adore your beautiful seaside scene! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!