Hello and Welcome! Happy December :-)
It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week Brenda selected the theme of Fairies, Fantasy and Magical. We would love for you to come join us for a chance to win a super cute stamp!
So for today I decided to use a gorgeous PSX mermaid stamp, as most of you know, PSX is no longer in business, so this stamp is no longer available. This one by Hero Arts is similar.
I started out by heat embossing with Versafine Onyx ink and Clear Embossing Powder, then colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. Next I used a light blue zig marker to add some color over the background, I used lots of water mixed with the color to make it very light. A pencil top eraser was used to create the "Bokeh" background, by simply inking up the eraser and stamping on the paper. I used one inked eraser twice before re-inking again, to get two different shades of blue. This was done with tumbled glass distress ink.
The pretty sentiment is one of Penny Black's wood mounted sentiments unfortunately I can't find a link to it anywhere (it's an older one and retired), also heat embossed. I decided to add the Penny Black Hearts (I have one die available for sale in my "For Sale" tab. Some diluted Zig Clean Color marker in Light Carmine (this color is available in this set of 4 markers) was added to the hearts to coordinate with the color of the star fish. Pearls and some Irridescent watercolor medium (which was part of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October kit) finishes off the card.
There is another way to do the bokeh technique, using different sizes of circle stencils and inking them with white craft ink. It was actually the technique I wanted to do, but then came across this one and thought I'd give it a try.
Also linking up here:Crafty Creations Anything Goes
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PSX Mermaid - Retired, Similar Option // Penny Black Stamp Dreams - retired // Zig Clean Color Markers // Versafine Onyx // Clear Embossing Powder // Tumbled Glass Distress Ink // Penny Black Heart Die
Thank you so much for visiting! Have great day and I will be back again tomorrow (Sunday) with my December Penny Black and More card. Hope you stop by again for a visit!
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