Monday 1 August 2016

Hot Summer Days

The theme for August's challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges is 'Hot Summer Days' and for me there's nothing better than being by the sea, not necessarily on the beach but on a pier watching the divers or fishermen, in a harbour looking at the boats or on the cliffs looking down and hearing the waves crash on the rocks below. So here's a card using PaperArtsy stamps inspired by those thoughts.

I began by stamping the crab collage stamp from Hot Picks 1302 using coffee archival ink and then dipping it into watery scattered straw and dried marigold distress inks several times to create the layers. When dry I used a water brush and added some more colour to the crab and flicked some spots of hickory smoke DI for contrast.

I then stamped the boy and fish from the kids plate - #2 (again PaperArtsy) and using a water brush and distress inks I painted in the shapes not inked by the coffee archival and took some iron oxide media paint to colour the starfish.

The starfish were stamped from the same plate as above in chrome yellow and tea rose archival inks then I rubbed ground espresso over them and flicked water on to get that mottled effect. The sentiment is from Artist Outpost's think and wonder set of stamps.

I just kept it simple and flat for posting.

I hope you will be able to join us this month in this great challenge and do pop over to take a look at what the rest of the fabulous team members have made.

hugs Brenda xxx