For this week's Free 4 All challenge, found Forums at Splitcoaststampers we are celebrating September Splitcoasties and their blue birthstone, sapphires. Our challenge to you is to make a card/project where the main color is blue OR make a card with your own birthstone color and tell which month.
It seems an age since I was last capable of making a card and joining in at SCS. I know these feelings will pass - eventually! Thankfully Robin's F4A team forward plan each months theme, so I was able to make this card several months ago.
This nautical creature is a clear stamp by Pink Ink Designs, stamped onto copy paper, then coloured with Prismacolour pencils, Zest it pencil blend and a colourless blending pencil. After adhering her to the background using a glue stick, I added a gazillion birthstones aka liquid pearls and Stickles, extending them passed the image and onto the background.
On the package she has a beautiful serene and thoughtful look on her face, so I was somewhat surprised that she had a very different expression once on the card- who knew sticking her nose one degree higher would have such an effect. I am very pleased about this though, it feels like I got two stamps for the price of one LOL.
Now that she had lost her serene look I had no idea what sentiment to use, until a friend said she was absolutely exhausted at how stupid people can be. I had a light bulb moment and remembered I had a stamp that said the same sort of thing (thank you Susan One4Joy for the RAK).
The background is a result of cleaning a stencil and left over acrylic paint (using my fingers) on a piece of polypropylene paper that protects my desk.
Thanks very much for looking and happy birthday to all the "Sapphire" splitcoasties. Stay safe.
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 GMT Views: 719
Registered: September 17, 2007 Location: Illinois Posts: 4145
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 6:58 PM
Oh my is this ever stunning, I can't imagine that the great background was made by just cleaning up, that is fantastic and all that details with the liquid pearls and stickles wow just wonderful, as always your coloring is beautiful!
Hope you feel better and up to creating again very soon, Hugs!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9756
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 8:34 PM
Oh your fabulous creations brighten all of our stressed souls. This is pure magic. I love all the textures and lovely blues. I sure can relate to the sentiment. I think the only one who escaped tge wrath of my overtaxed nervous system today is my ginormous german shepherd Georgia.
Registered: June 10, 2011 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 6233
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 @ 11:38 PM
Susie - it is so very good to see you back again in the gallery with this spectacular effort. I wish I could have a little look at her jewellery box. She certainly this lots of lovely Bling to pick from and obviously loves showing it off. Yes that sentiment is just perfect for me too. Stay safe down there. Things are slowly starting to improve for you all.