Hi everyone! Okay, after writing that title, now I'm singing some Debby Boone (anyone else humming it, too?).
On that note (yuck, yuck), it's time for a new Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge. Here's this week's inspirational picture:
I focused on the sun and colors (and now that I look at the image again, the ocean too) for this card:
I used stamps from three different Paper Smooches sets for this one-layer card (well, one layer plus the yarn). Since my card uses the masking technique, I'm linking up to Savannah's challenge at Do More With Less. I'm also linking up with the Paper Crafts Magazine July Gallery Challenge.
I started by stamping the waves from Wicked Nauticool repeatedly to create a horizon. I masked off the water and stamped the boat from the same set. I created a mask for the boat and stamped the circle from Off the Charts to create the sun--this stamp is going to be my go-to for a sun from now on. I finished the stamping with the sentiment from Smoocheroos.
Here's a close-up:
After I finished the stamping, I went to work on the coloring. I colored the sailboat with Copics. For the water, I used Distress Inks and a couple of spritzes of Pearl spray mist, and I watercolored. I like the mottled look for water, and the Pearl looks cool in the light:
Ready to play along with the SPARKS challenge? You can link up your Paper Smooches projects based on the inspiration picture HERE.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.
Cardstock: (white) PTI
Clear stamps: (sailboat, waves from Wicked Nauticool; sun from Off the Charts; sentiment from Smoocheroos) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Sky Blue, Sunflower Yellow Brilliance Ink; Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky Distress Inks) Ranger; (Pearl spray mist) Tattered Angels
Yarn: May Arts