Thursday, May 7, 2015

Birthday Sail

Hello again!  In efforts to continue to build my store of masculine cards, I decided to use the Sail Away stamp and create an ocean scene.  It was also created for this week's challenge at Paper Players to use a form of transportation, and used the sketch from Retrosketches.

The background was water colored with reinkers and an Aquapainter.  To create the ocean, the Aquapainter was used to spread water, then Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Night of Navy inks were added, pushing them around with the painter to try to create the look of movement.

The sky was created using Soft Sky ink, deliberately spreading it around non-uniformly with the intent of creating a hazy sky look.  After the watercolor panel dried, I used a blender pen and White Kraft ink to create some white caps on the top of the waves.  It was then layered onto a piece of Pacific Point.  The Night of Navy base was embossed with the Stylish Stripes TIEF.

As always, your visit and comments are sooo appreciated!  Be sure to use the links above to check out all the great inspiration at each of the challenges.



Product details:
Stamps:  Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Watercolor, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Other:  Aquapainter, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Naturals Designer Button, Linen Thread


Anonymous said...

Very nice, love the colors and you did a great job on showing the motion of the waves.

Debbie Mageed said...

I so admire your artistic talents, using the reinkers and aqua painter pen. I have no eye for that yet, unfortunately. Your card is beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Wow, Stef, this is incredible! I just can't do "scenes" like this, but you nailed it perfectly! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Stef - this is fantastic! I love the watercoloured background; the depth of colour in the water is amazing. Great masculine card. :)

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Stef and thank you for your comment. I saw yesterday that you won the "Cut Above" at The Paper Players, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!! your beautiful nautical scene is simply amazing, the depth you achieved on the water is simply incredible.
I'm so very new at blogging, I just started last December 9th. but I'm having a lot of fun participating in the challenges and the Pals Paper Arts is just amazing.
Thank you again for visiting and for your sweet comment, I look forward to participating again.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!