Friday, July 13, 2012

Open Sea and a Water Colored Earth

Here is a really "down to earth" card. The stamp set is called Open Sea and it just seemed so appropriate to use water color to make this card.

I love using the AquaPainter for watercoloring.  Its perfect for a project like this. And of course, using Water Color Paper really helps complete the look too. 

The colors on this card were my attempt at being realistic and "earthy".  I did the land masses in Summer Starfruit and I added a little Always Artichoke (dark green) over the Starfruit to create some forested areas. The water color is Bashful Blue with Marina Mist for the blue scalloped layer behind the  main piece.  

What do you think of that blue scallop layer?  The scallops on it remind me of ocean waves.  Anyway, it was made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  Check out the video below (2:49) to see how EASY it is to make a medallion like this.


 You can get the tools to make this project at my Stampin'UP! On-Line Store.  While you're there be sure to check out the Clearance Rack.  There are always good deals there.  

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