August 6, 2016

Beyond the Sea

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a Mixed Media card using Beyond the Sea along with Ephemera Backgrounds and Grunge Elements by Artistic Outpost from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Summer is in full swing here in the Northeastern United States and I just love the images in the Beyond the Sea stamp set- they remind me of days at the shore and exploring the sandy beaches!

To create the main image panel for this card, I stamped the sentiment, lighthouse and seashells from the Beyond the Sea stamp set with a black archival ink onto white cardstock, used neutral distress inks to watercolor the images and added additional vintage watercolor detail with a water-based calligraphy pen.

I fussy-cut the shells and used the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut the lighthouse.

I created the background by repeatedly stamping the music image from Ephemera Backgrounds onto a piece of ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Collection with walnut distress ink, added the Grunge Elements images with distress ink as well and cutting the background into three vertical strips. 

I used the outside frame from the ODBD Flourished Star Pattern Dies to die cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to layer the stamped background strips, mounted the entire panel onto another piece from the ODBD Ephemera Essentials 6x6 Paper Collection before mounting onto the dark brown card base.

A knotted piece of burlap twine was added along with the hand torn/distressed sentiment and seashells to finish off the card (you cannot see it in the photo, but I used a glitter pen to add sparkle to the seashells).

I hope you have enjoyed my step back into my childhood memories and you have a chance to pull out your Artistic Outpost stamps to create a project or card.  If you do so, don't forget to enter your AO artwork in our “Show Us Your AO Art- August Challenge”- please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

1 comment:

Mary Ann Potter said...

Love, love, LOVE this vintage look!!! I am a lighthouse lover, too; here in North Carolina we have a nice number of them to see!