Saturday, August 6, 2016

Beyond the Sea

Hi Friends! 

I hope you are having a great week so far!  

Today I am sharing this Mixed Media card I designed using Beyond the Sea, Ephemera Backgrounds and Grunge Elements by the Artistic Outpost from Our Daily Bread Designs at the Artistic Outpost blog and wanted to share it with you here as well :-)

I just love the images from all three of these stamp sets- they are so versatile for so many projects! 

I decided to play along with a few of my favorite online challenges and incorporated the Mojo Monday #459 Sketch Challenge, the Global Design Project #47 Nautical Challenge, Word Art Wednesday #242/#243  and the Splitcoaststampers' MIX174 “Beachy News” Challenge into my design.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries or the Artistic Outpost blog yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the lighthouse, seashells, starfish and sentiment from the Beyond the Sea stamp set with black archival ink and stamp onto white cardstock.

Watercolor the lighthouse as well as the seashells/starfish images with neutral distress inks and use a calligraphy marker to add the vintage watercolor (please see the Splitcoaststampers tutorial here).

Fussy-cut the starfish and seashell images, shape a bit with your fingers and use a clear glitter pen to add sparkle (it is hard to see the glitter in the photo).

Hand tear the edges of the sentiment and distress with your fingers, use the grid image along with the large splatter image from Grunge Elements to add a bit of texture.

Die cut the lighthouse with the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and mount onto dark brown cardstock.

Create the background panel by stamping the music image from Ephemera Backgrounds with walnut distress ink and the Grunge Elements images (I used the grid and the splatter images) onto a piece of light tan paper from the ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6Paper Collection.

Cut the panel into strips (per the Mojo459 Sketch) and mount onto a piece of dark brown cardstock die cut with frame from the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Dies.

Adhere the layered background panel onto another piece of light tan paper from the ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Collection,  mount onto the dark brown cardstock base, adhere the lighthouse image on an angle (per the sketch) and add the sentiment with dimensional foam.

Adhere a knotted piece of burlap twine to the sentiment and mount the seashells with the starfish using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I hope I have inspired you with this card to take some time to relax this weekend!  Maybe, if you are like me, relaxing means stamping- if so, I hope you have a great time, my friends :-)

Thanks again for stopping by- hugs!


LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Julie...I can smell the salt air!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh My Goodness... Took my Breath away... Beautiful...


Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are always so pretty, Julie. I hope you'll remember to link up with us at Word Art Wednesday. I think you'll be blessed when you stop by our blog.
Have a great week,
Word Art Wednesday

Flo said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely stunning, and I can see that you put a lot of time, effort and love into it. Whoever gets that card will cherish it forever.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous...fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with the
mojo monday sketch!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Paula Dobson said...

Nothing I can say except WOW!! A totally stunning card Julie! Thanks for joining us at Global Design Project this week.

Kelley Holland said...

Love this card!! So awesome!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just stunning, Julie! That grey sky is amazing. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

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