I just LOVE the gorgeous teals and blues in this photo that my sister took of the Hawaiian coast! It gave me the perfect opportunity to get messy with my stamps and sprays.
For my design inspiration I used sketch #138 from Sketchabilities!
This month's color challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang really sets the mood for this photo.
I started this page by stamping the Script Background onto cream tissue paper using permanent black ink. Ranger's Archival Jet Black Ink works great, and is what I used! Then I tore it into strips and used a spray adhesive to apply it to cream cardstock. Next I used the Texturized Stencil from TCW with some gesso.
Once the gesso dried, I sprayed the whole background with some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. Starting at the bottom of the page, I used Clam Bake Beige and Treasure Island Aqua. Then working my up I used Tiffany's Blue, Delphinium Turquoise, Tibetan Poppy Teal, and Cotton Candy Pink on top. I wish you could see all of the beautiful shimmer that these sprays leave!
All of the papers are some older Tim Holtz (Lost and Found), and the Heidi Swapp tags were a RAK from my friend Lisa. Thanks Lisa! Although they already had the misted look on them, I added some more Lindy's sprays to give them some shimmer. I used the Reinforcers stamp on the tags, embossing them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder. I also embossed the Fern Fronds and distressing around the photo with the Background Soup stamp set, all from Red Rubber Designs. You can really see the awesome texture that the Lindy's embossing powder leaves on these Alpha Thickers that I used to spell Oahu. I also used Thickers (Rainboots) to spell "blue" applying (Stream) Alcohol Ink to them.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!