Back to the beach. We are fortunate to take a family vacation for a week to the beach each year. We all love it and look forward to this getaway each year. I've been to a lot of beaches in my life....Cape Cod, Southern CA (San Diego and LA), Atlantic City, Long Island (New York), Virginia Beach...most of the east coast of Florida, and even beaches in Hawaii, Italy, Spain and Greece (ok, I did love the Mediterranean and the beach there off of Crete) but my favorite go to beaches are on the Gulf of Mexico. The water is so pretty to me and I love, love, love the white sand. You just don't see that at many beaches.
A friend of mine commissioned me to make some cards for her recently. She has some beach property and has need of cards to send to renters.
This is what I came up with using some Hero Arts stamps I've had. (Note to self...time to get more beachy stamp sets!)
I inked the blue background with a variety of Distress Inks and then spattered it with some water to react with the ink. That is so much fun and I love watching the color of the Distress inks move away. (It takes little to impress me sometimes!) I stamped the fish and crab in black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used some ink daubers and colored them in with additional Distress Inks and then colored in some of the scales and other areas with some Distress pens.
And lastly I used some Wink of Stella clear glitter over the little critters.
I think she will like then!
Happy Crafting and Keep Creating!