"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Monday, July 11, 2016
have a jelly good birthday...
Hey friends!! Hope your week is off to a good start! Today was 7-11 and that means free small Slurpees at 7-Eleven stores! The boys and I met a friend and her son at our local 7-Eleven store, the boys got their slurpees and then we head to a near by beach to catch some sun. When I got home I finished up a card that I had started yesterday. The Hero Arts monthly kit for July is all about sea life... more specifically jellyfish, turtles and octopi. A subject matter definitely outside my comfort zone, but I decided to purchase the kit and made my card using a couple of the jellyfish images from the set. I'm using the color palette from the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (photo inspiration) as it and the photo immediately made me think of the kit so I will be entering it there. The new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is flora and fauna and since jellyfish fit in the fauna category I will post it there, as well. I started by stamping the jellyfish in VersaFine Black Onyx and then I watercolored the panel with a blue Zig Clean Color marker. Once the panel was dry I added some of the smaller images (coral and a few fish) using one of the colors from the Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre ink pad. The panel was then cut down and wrapped with some yellow baker's twine. I cut a piece of patterned paper that has a woodgrain background and adhered it on an angle to my light grey card base. The panel was adhered at the opposite angle and then I added some of the sequins that came in the Hero Arts kit. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of the woodgrain paper, trimmed down into a banner and then adhered to the card. Its a bit of a "hot mess", but it is starting to grow on me, lol!!
Thanks for stopping by today... would love to know what you think!
Supplies: Cardstock: SSS fog, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps: Hero Arts; Inks: VersaFine Black Onyx, Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre'; Sequins: My Monthly Hero kit; Watercolor: Zig Clean Color maker (blue); Impress yellow baker's twine