Sunday, April 22, 2012

Punch Art: Under the Sea, By the Shore

Today’s Under the Sea, By the Shore card art was inspired by a wonderful and whimsical drawing  by artist Yelena James!  I loved the bold colors, sea urchins and dimensionality of her art piece entitled “biome”.

I’ve been meaning to translate this pen and ink composition into some sort of card art for a while, using stamps, ink pads, card stock, designer series paper and punches as my medium.based on the ink art composition Biome by yellena james

And boy oh boy did I use a bunch of punches and stamp sets!two snipped sea shells are the only exception to punch art composition

The sea shell from the Nature’s Nest stamp set was stamped and colored then snipped and popped onto the DSP circle and blossom punch backgrounds.

Pearls from the sea were also placed on random punched shapes throughout the card front.random pearls... no oysters around!

Curled edges on peach parfait scallop circle punched card stock were created using jewelry pliers, as shared in the Starburst Flower exclusive Created By You Super Saturday Tutorial.

An assortment of stamp sets and inks were also used… Forever Young, The Best of Everything, My Friend… I just grabbed and used anything that might remotely represent seaweed and other vegetation. 4 different stamp ssets were used on background

Most DSP and card stock edges were sponged to give more definition and impact… some circles were clipped, others used as is.large star punch embossed with square lattice tief

The star punched card stock was embossed using square lattice and big shot die cutting machine, and then sponged.  The center of the star (now starfish) was then glued dtp (direct to paper) and two or more ‘legs’ were popped to add dimension.

You can view Yelena James’ entire gallery of drawings, paintings and projects HERE or visit Yellena’s creative blog visit blog here.

Thanks for stopping by today… I look forward to reading your comments!



Stamps and Supplies used in today’s…

Under the Sea, By the Shore Card Art

Stamps:  The Best Of Everything WM  122534/ CM 122536, Forever Young WM 122570/ CM 122572, My Friend WM 122585/ CM 122587

Papers:  Pool Party 122924, Whisper White 100730, Pacific Point 111350, Blushing Bride 119796, Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand 121043, Very Vanilla 101650, assorted DSP scraps

Inks:  Concord Crush 119785, Peach parfait 119783, Basic Black 101179, Melon Mambo 115656, River Rock 109010, Crumb Cake 121030, Sahara Sand 105208, Calypso Coral, 2011-13 In-Color Marker Set 123002, Bashful Blue Marker 105111, Sahara Sand Marker 105105, White Gel Pen 105021

Terrific Tools:  Blossom Punch 125603, blossom bouquet triple layer  punch 122464, boho blossom punch 119858, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch 119854, 1-3/8” Circle Punch 119860, 1-1/4” Circle Punch 119861, 1” circle punch 119868, 3/4” circle punch 119873, 1/2” circle punch 119869, Star Punch (retired), Paper Snips 103579, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 119976

Awesome Accessories: Basic Jewel Pearls 119247, Sponge Daubers 102892, stampin’ dimensionals 104430

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Carol Staples said...

Hi Sharon, I always have a problem getting on your comment box, but I had to persevere as this card is so amazing! The different textures and dimension you have achieved with punched shapes is just incredible. The inked edges, I always think lifts any piece of card. I think I might get out my punches a bit more often! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Gale said...

This is absolutely AWESOME! What a fabulous interpretation. You see with an artist's eye. Wish I had that talent. Thank you for explaining how you acieve your final results.

Lisa808 said...

This must have taken forever to make, but the end result is so worth it!

Cindy Ware said...

Stunning card! I love it!

Prairiestamper said...

OMG!!! How cute is this Sharon!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Charlotte said...

WOW! What can I say? You did an AMAZING job with this card! It truly is a work of art! Love all the dimension and texture you achieved.

ellouise1969 said...

So much texture on one card. Brilliant effort Sharon.