Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Tic tac toe on the ocean

I’m delighted to be guest designing for the current challenge at Retro Rubber. It’s one of their tic tac toe challenges this time, I always enjoy playing these. I picked the middle row: neutrals-the ocean-colouring with inks, markers or pencils. 

The shells are from a Hero Arts set that is one of my all time favourites. Sadly, I believe it’s retired now. I stamped and masked the two larger shells on toned grey paper and stamped the smaller shell separately so that I could pop it up slightly with some gel glue. I used several shades of grey and a white pencil to colour the images, masked them and sponged ink over a die cut for the net effect. The sentiment is from another favourite old set by Crafty Secrets. 

The "light through water" effect at the top is a stencil -  just ink lightly over it once and then shift it slightly and do it again.

Stamps:
Antique Engravings (Hero Arts, I’ve had mine since about 2013)
Sentiment from Seaside (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us, I’ve had mine since 2008)

Paper:
Bristol board
Strathmore Toned Grey

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Hero Arts shadow ink by Ranger (Soft Granite)

Other:
Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Ice White)
Coloured pencils
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)
Netting  die cut (Marianne Designs)
Fibres stencil (Visible Image)

6 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous this is!Your textures and fluidity are just amazing in this masterpiece! I am now your 199th google follower! hugs, de

Jan Clothier said...

Just WOW! What a masterclass in masking and sponging this is - and it's totally beautiful as well. Thanks so much for joining in with us as Guest Designer at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Waverunner said...

Another wow! You are on a roll!
More beautiful pencil work and a great demo on masking!!
I am loving the water effect and net too!

hugs Margot

Fiona said...

This is lovely - I love the unusual colours and the movement you have got in that water effect.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! I can tell why this stamp set is one of your favorites, those shells look spectacular with the pencil coloring and the masking.
The net seems to be moving, swaying in the water, love the detail of the pearls, just fabulous.
Thank you for being our Guest Designer over at RETRO RUBBER this time around, I hope you come and play again with us next time.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria/DT

LeAnne said...

This is stunning! I have that Crafty Secrets stamp as well...I'll never get rid of it and I am so sad they're no longer in business! You have created a wonderful card, I love how ethereal it is! Thanks for designing with us this week!