The good thing about a rainy day though is that between scrubbing the walls and toilet, I can squeeze in some card making. When I saw the Cue Card for the current CASology Challenge I knew I had to join in. Swimming isn't one of my strong suits but I've always loved the ocean, even wanted to be a Marine Biologist and study killer whales when I was younger but it wasn't meant to be. I even had an 'ocean themed' stamp set that hadn't seen any ink yet, so I definitely had to join in:
I stamped the mermaid, shell and starfish (from Rosie's Studio 'Make a Splash') with Gina K black Amalgam ink on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. I coloured them with my Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut out.
For the background I wanted to try out some new watercolour CS. Its from a company TAD (The Art Department). I actually used the back of the CS because its smoother (I don't like the usual texture).
This was a total experiment! I used a big round brush to wet the CS ALOT. I smooshed Distress Oxide inks 'Mermaid Lagoon', 'Broken China', 'Blueprint Sketch' and 'Tumbled Glass' on my Tim Holtz Glass Mat, put my wet brush in a colour and then touched the tip in random spots on the panel. I alternated with the colours until I was was happy with how it all bled together. I then decided to add some flicks of Gansai Tambi in 'Light Gold' for a bit of shimmer.
Once I had dried it with my heat tool, I used the largest Studio Katia 'Stitched-Oval Die' in the middle and also from the front of the card base. I adhered a panel of white CS behind it and inlaid the painted piece. The shell and starfish were glued in place. The mermaid and sentiment were popped on foam tape. And I had to add a few sequins from Neat and Tangled.
I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
I have one more ocean card to share with you and then I'm off to bed. One of my favourite programmes 'The Santa Clarita Diet' has a new season on Netflix and its hilarious. Its about a zombie but she's a cute, funny zombie played by Drew Barrymore...need I say more?!!