Friday, 3 August 2012

Distressed Ink Seascape

Playing with paints/inks, what a great challenge at Sentimental Sundays. I crumpled my card and applied distress inks with the darkest at the bottom and a little yellow sunshine filtering through from the top. My attempt seemed a little flat (probably need more distress ink colours!) so I stamped on top with my favourite HA background stamp to add some water movement. I initially used water to stamp, but only the left corner was visible, so I then switched to versamark and am much happier with the result.  I'm not sure if the submarine is caught in the net or is just floating by, but the birthday boy looks happy!  I kept the birthday sentiment crisp & white so that it really stands out from the background.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes
Paper:  White card from stash, Orange plastic packaging
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, black enamel, orange eyelet, WMS button twine
Promarkers & Flexmarkers:

Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you next post.


  1. Cute, cute, cute!! I love the mesh and that crinkly background! Great job, Gra!

  2. Love the dimensions in this. You've done a terrific job of setting the scene !

  3. I so love this Gra`...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  4. What a sweet underwater scene! I love the background technique you used and the neat orange netting - adding texture and just bringing your scene to life! Well done!

  5. Ok...I just love this!!! Love the affect the paints provide your aquatic background/theme. So glad that you joined us at Sentimental Sundays and had fun with your paints/inks.


  6. Oh my gosh!! TOO SUPER CUTE!! LOVE what you did here. THe painting is fab and LOVE the net!!

  7. Oh Gra - this is adorable. so so so cute! the paint is fabulous and i do love these lil fish. you're inspiring me to dust off my pint size heroes!

  8. Fantastic effect you used to create the ocean, love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  9. Awesome card!
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at ABNH!!


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