....with a little bit of Dylusions. This weekend it's my Father-in-laws Birthday, so I had to put my thinking cap on. In the past I made cards with car's, shed's, scene's, more car's, ship's I think you get the picture. So I wanted to do something different, and this is what I came up with. I had bought new stamps from Designs By Ryn, and not had a chance to use them, the same with the Dylusion spray's that have been sat on the shelf since the New Year. So yesterday I got out the sprays and had a play, (I can't believe how far a small amount of the ink can go). I left them to dry overnight and then got the stamps out this afternoon, ready for a play. I've been inspired to make a scene like this by two of the ladies on Ryn's Design team, Shirley of Paper Creations By Shirley, and Miranda of Mir'acle Art Inspirations, they have amazing art work on their blogs, if you've not visited before please go and take a look, you won't be disappointed. I started with the sea bubbles stamp and cool peri Adirondack ink pad across the top of the scene, (it was all stamped with Adirondack ink pads). Next with two different shades of green I stamped the sea weed at the bottom, and with black I stamped the school of fish (these I did a second stamping, after the first to give the effect of shadows or more fish in the background), and the bubbles. The sea horses were stamped out onto some white card stock and embossed with gold embossing powder, and then coloured with distress markers and a water brush. I them cut them out and fixed them to the scene with glue gel. The base card was made with a caramel, linen card stock. This I stamped with shell stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Finally I cut out the word DAD with the Cricut and added to the side.
My Father-in-law comes from Helston in Cornwall, so grew up never far for the sea. I hope this brings back a few memories for him.
Thanks for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.