Sunday, July 29, 2018

Stamp Review Crew: Sea of Textures
Wow, July went by in the blink of an eye! And there were 5 Mondays in this month, so it is time for another bonus hop! Gotta love bonuses 😉

We are featuring the underwater delight, Sea of Textures. There is a while suite of products with this set! I love the scene building potential of this set. Of course, the textures and extra bits and bobbles don't hurt.

What is the Stamp Review Crew, you ask? We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together to do a blog hop on the first and third (and sometimes on a fifth) Monday of each month. For each hop we chose a single stamp set for us all to use, and then we let our creativity loose! We have a blog with all of the hops archived, so you can hop through any of the hops any time. Click here to go to the blog to see all of the hops! To go to the specific post for this hop, click here, or on the banner above.

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from Lauren Alarid's blog. Stunning, as always!

My project today is full of layered sponging, blending, and stamping. The Stamparatus was quite helpful in creating the multicolor octopus.

There is a vellum die cut net behind the octopus on the watercolor washed piece of watercolor paper.

And the colorful back panel was sponged with Balmy Blue, Pool Party, and Gorgeous Grape. Then water was flicked on the panel and dried with the heat tool.

And finally, the tall seaweed image was inked with Pool Party on the top and Gorgeous Grape on the bottom, a sponge was dabbed on the stamp where the colors met to soften the transition, and then the image was stamped a couple times.

The sentiment was cut out with a die from Petal Palette, and I used partial diecutting to shorten the die cut.

So what do you think? Are these colors good together? And is that octopus the right blend of clear image and dreaminess?

Next up is Charlet Mallett. I can't wait to see what magic she performs with this set!


Linda Callahan said...

You can make those inks sing! I love how you blended the colors and the vellum net is fabulous!

Charlet Mallett said...

I agree! You are an ink goddess. Your layers of sponging, blending, and stamping are perfection. SOOO good. xo - Charlet

Unknown said...

These colors are fabulous together! Love them. Just beautiful!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh wow, how arty and I love the colour combo - very striking.

Lou said...

Another total stunner Tanya! It has that gorgeous batik feel to it. Fab colour combo too! x

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Tanya! I LOVE the colors you used.

Heidi Baks said...

Watercoloring matches these images perfectly. I love your colors!

Nikki Spencer said...

Wow! That background is just divine Tanya and the effect of the net in vellum is very cool...Awesome card! xx


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