Today I had so much fun playing with the Waterfront Stamp set from the Spring Occasions catalog. The stamps were made to create a watercolor / brush-stroke look, and I love it!
You'll do all your stamping on a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock. Start by "smooshing" some Bermuda Bay onto the lid of the ink pad, and then pick up a good amount of ink with a watercolor brush and blend it onto the bottom half of the panel to give a nice base color for the water stamping. Then use Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, and Pacific Point to stamp the water brush stroke stamps, layering one over the other, and using some 2nd generation stamping for lighter tones if desired. The photos don't show it well, but I also added some horizontal brushstrokes with the Wink of Stella glitter pen - beautiful in real life!
Use Pacific Point ink to "watercolor" some brushstrokes above the horizon to create a blue sky. Leave some white areas to look like clouds. Then, stamp the "sun" image using Daffodil Delight, and blend some of the same ink into the water directly under the sun to create a reflection. (I was a little concerned it would turn the water bright green, but I think it turned out OK!) Next stamp the "land" with Sahara Sand, and add some 1st and 2nd generation stamping of the three tree stamp using Old Olive ink.
I chose to use a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (NOTE: I have been using these sentiments A TON!! Very versatile set!). I stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink and used the Everyday Label to punch it out and ink around the edges with a sponge dauber, and added some clear faceted gems on top and bottom of the label.
After matting and mounting the panel over some DSP from the Naturally Eclectic collection, the final touch was to add some Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration item - Level 1 - 3 ribbons for FREE with $50 purchase).
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~ ellen. x