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.
And boy oh boy did I use a bunch of punches and stamp sets!
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.
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.
Most DSP and card stock edges were sponged to give more definition and impact… some circles were clipped, others used as is.
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.
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