Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! We are excited to bring you the By the Tide Edition. I am especially pleased about using this set. I've never inked it up yet, so that's nice but the link to my name, Cindy BEACH is fun!
I will be playing with watercolor techniques all this week, and offering my own tutorial soon, so keep checking back! I decided it was time for me to try the salted background technique. I began by using watercolor paper and brushing on layers of color. Sprinkle salt on it and let it dry. Really ?
Yes! When the salt is rubbed off, you get this great spotty texture and rich color. Perfect for a beach scene, I think.
I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Coastal Cabana inks, and set the background panel inside a circular window.
Choosing the embelllishments was easy. I wanted to combine as many natural elements as I could and included burlap, a wooden element that's stamped with the anchor image, twine and a pearl. I was delighted to think of the pearl. I added a few brushstrokes of Crisp Cantaloupe to the stamped images and pulled in that color with the snippet of ruffled ribbon.
I know you'll be amazed at the ideas and creativity you'll find on the rest of the hop.
Find delight in your craft.
Make something beautiful!
All supplies by Stampin' Up!