Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sail Away Birthday

Hi there, I hope you're having a good weekend!  Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my BIL's upcoming birthday.  I used the current color challenge at Splitcoaststampers, where Maura has chosen the colors Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise.  I also used the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch for my design inspiration.  I had to rotate the sketch for my card to fit the image that I wanted to use.

The Sail Away image was stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  This older stamp from Stampin' Up has long been one of my "go to" stamps from masculine cards, or in this case, to create a water scene using these color challenge colors.

I used liquid masking fluid to cover the sails before water coloring with Distress inks and a water brush.  Mermaid Lagoon ink was used for the water, initially without using a mask to separate it from the sky.  However, as I started to added Mustard Seed ink to the sky, I realized I didn't want to have a green horizon line, so I added Painter's Tape to mask off the water.  Spiced Marmalade ink was then added to the yellow to get the sunset effect.  The sailboat isn't a solid stamped image, so I ended up using a couple of brown Zig markers with my water brush to color it in and give it more depth. 

A piece of Wood Textures designer series paper was wrapped with some hemp twine then layered on a Dark Chocolate card base with foam tape.  After cutting with a Wonky rectangle die, the water colored panel was still somewhat warped, so foam tape was also used to add it to the card.  The sentiment was stamped, punched out, then layered on a cute little Corrugated Elements oval.   

Thanks for visiting!  I've added links to both challenges above, so be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration at both.


Product details
Stamps:  Sail Away, Petite Pairs (both SU)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp), Canson XL watercolor paper, Neenah Solar White, Wood Textures dsp stack (SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Versafine Onyx Black; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Dark Brown, Deep Brown; Distress Inks:  Mermaid Lagoon, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Other:  Corrugated Elements, Small Oval punch (both SU), Hemptique twine, Wonky Rectangle die (SSS), Extra Fine Point White Sharpie (water based)


Leigh Penner said...

I love your blended background! Great take on the sketch!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stef, I saw that this was last week's Color Challenge favorite, and I can see why! It's fabulous, and I really struggle with masculine cards. So I shall definitely be CASEing this card. I love it and love how you've used these colors. Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

Julie said...

Lovely card. I haven't tried the liquid masking yet. But it looks to have worked well.Love the colours you used.