I decided to have some fun with this challenge. Stephen has been non-stop talking my ear off about submarines and the heat of the ocean rising. So that is where I got the idea for trying to make this card look like the inside of a ship’s porthole, or the inside of a submarine looking out into the ocean.
I used the stamp Sea Turtle Kiss Full Version from Aurora Wings. There are two different versions of this stamp. There is Sea Turtle kiss if you don’t want the other three turtles swimming around the little mermaid, and then this one. I love them both. But then again, I love all of the Aurora Wings mermaids.
This was also the first time I have ever used Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I had a GREAT time! I was so messy! These are also the inks that you can put water on for a great water effect on the ink, which is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted it to look like water in the shaker card. Although, I stink at getting a good background ink like this. So I printed the stamp out twice. One I did the distress ink on for the background. Then after I colored the other one with Copic Markers I fussy cut the whole thing out and placed it where the other printed one was so I could stay true to the image placement.
The silver is actually paint on white card stock. I could have just used silver paper, but I wanted it to have that brushed silver/steel color like a real submarine. That is also why I added the textured background. I know it is not what a sub looks like inside… but it was the closest thing I had. I then cut out 1/2 black circles and 1/4 silver circles to hopefully look like the bolts/rivets that go in to hold a porthole in.
I had a great time with this challenge and coloring the little sea turtle kiss and mermaid.
Please be sure to check out the challenge and the current happenings over at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog! You can also see what the other team members made over there too! You don’t want to miss out on anything! Their projects are so beautiful!
If you do make anything with this stamp or anything from Aurora Wings please feel free to share them with me on my facebook page or Aurora Wings Facebook Group! You would not believe the inspiration in the group! Please if you are not already in that group go and join! you are missing out for sure by not being in it!
Until next time friends!!!