Friday, August 10, 2018

Suite Designs Blog Hop: Tranquil Textures
My Inky Friends and I are reveling in the wonderful suites of products in the Annual Catalog this year, and I am playing, a little, with the Tranquil Textures suite.

If you are following along in order, you have arrived from Cindy Elam's blog where she featured Nature's Poem!

I love that the dies compliment the set more that cut out the images. It definitely makes them more diverse together.

I decided to focus on the underwater vegetation in this suite. There is sponging with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay. Layered stamping, and the come back of Shimmer Paint! Yes, that's right. Shimmer paint is available in the Holiday Mini this year!!

You can see more of the shimmer paint stamped images when I tilt it in the light. It looks fantastic in real life.

The fish were made by sponging the shimmer paint on some Thick Whisper White card stock before using the school of fish die. I kept the fish in the negative to apply the glue, then poked them out directly where I wanted them on the card. MUCH easier to work with this way.

These fish look awesome inside the card too!

There are so many more ways I will use this suite in the future, and I wish I had more time to play with it before this hop. Alas, this is all I could do... however, here is a card I made a couple weeks ago with this set.
You can find that post here: Sea of Textures.

OK, now it is time to go see what Sara Mattson-Blume has come up with the Share What You Love suite!


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

A purple octupus? I LOVE IT! Such beauty in your cards! I love the colors. The underwater feeling is perfect. My niece is a swimmer and she thinks they are fabulous!

Cindy said...

I love that tip about leaving the die cuts in the negative- very clever! And the Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape octopus card is absolutely divine. ❤️

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Gorgeous colors and designs!! Fantastic details!!

Mary Haugen said...

Love, Love, LOVE the sponged background!! Great inspiration for this suite.

Mickey Roberts said...

Your first card makes me want to go snorkeling, Tanya. The second card, not so much. Love the colors and layers and depth of both cards.

RubberRedneck said...

WOWzier I love love the colors! Awesome projects and makes me want to go swim with the dolphins now! lol

Yapha Mason said...

Tanya! These are absolutely spectacular! I love the colors that you used!

Betty said...

So peaceful and lovely! Love the little shimmery fish. Great tip for gluing them too!


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