Summer Challenge: express "The lazy days of summer".
I just had to make another watercolor background as you can see
using Michael Strong's Alphabet set
and an oval punch to cut the letters.
Also used his Mini Creatures
stamping with distress inks, fussy cutting and sponging edges.
wild honey, salty ocean, mowed lawn, abandoned coral, rusty hinges
Stamp Michael Strong's mini creatures on scrap cardstock
gecko in mowed lawn
shell in scattered straw
starfish in wild honey.
Fussy cut, sponge color on edges and adhere with dimensional foam.
The blue card base is from my stash.
Using a kraft card base, I used a Woodgrain embossed layer in white
which was sponged in creamy caramel.
then a nestabilities die cut oval from my "faux" watercolor paper.
Aqua paint the coral and lagoon as the above card
but add aqua painted "sand" with Stampin' UP!'s creamy caramel.
Use Stampscapes Tonal Applicator stamp in Stampin' Up!'s creamy caramel ink
Stamp over the sand area multiple times
using parts of the toner stamp.
Stampscapes birds stamped in Versafine Black Onyx.
The Hero Arts birthday sentiment stamped in mermaid lagoon
on a separate layer that's sponged in lagoon.