Saturday, 2 June 2018

Ocean Collage- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Welcome
Time for another fun theme at the 

Our theme this month is Ocean.
We are welcoming our guest this month; Robyn from Waterlily Cards by Robyn.

When I sat down to create my card for the challenge, I thought of the usual water with seagulls, grasses, lighthouses etc. but decided to make a more graphic, collage style card depicting things I would expect to see at the ocean.  I have never seen the ocean IRL but would love to some day.

I began by masking my cardstock with some Post-It tape.  I made sure when I masked that I left enough room on the bottom to stamp my sentiment when I was done.  
Then, I began to ink and stamp the background using stamps that I felt worked for a beach card.
First I did some 'Acetate Inking' using a piece of acetate and Distress Oxide inks sprayed with water.  I made sure that was good and dry then placed the piece into my Misti.
I stamped the sun first, the circles and the lines represent the incoming waves, the checked pattern represents the picnic blanket pattern, the splashes are the water of course.
After I was done stamping, I sponged the edges with more of the blue Distress Oxide ink.
I then stamped the Big Wish image from TT with black Memento ink and clear embossed it so it would pop.
I removed all the masked areas and stamped the sentiment and simply mounted it onto a white card front.


Please come and play and thanks so much for the visit today.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp WED.- ANYTHING GOES
CAS on Friday- EMBOSSING
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Supplies
Stamps- Big Wish (Technique Tues.); Bring on the Sun (TT); Wood Panel (Kaisercraft);
Texture Mini Darmier (Carabelle); Collage des Ronds (Carabelle)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress Oxide (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Score-It Tape; clear EB powder; heat tool; sponging tool (TH)

29 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous stamping Karen and super design, Kate x

Loll said...

I love your graphic ocean design Karen. So unique and creative ... and clever. Love the contrast with the bright, light blue and your black silhouettes. Beautiful design, my friend! xx

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Karen, but your collage stamped background representing the ocean (perfect) was a wonderful background for your stamped beach images. I am partial, but I think our Southwestern Oregon beaches and ocean waves are the most beautiful on the lower 48 states. I hope your dream of seeing the ocean comes through someday, my friend. In the meantime, your card is so inspiring and creative. TFS Hugs...

Mac Mable said...

Wow...absolutely stunning. The background collage is fantastic and the black silhouette is perfect with it. Great sentiment too x

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this background with all the different images depicting a day at the beach! The image is amazing and I often feel like stretching out my arms in joy when I see the ocean! A lovely, lovely card, my friend!

Pat said...

This is a beautiful card Karen and love your representation of the beach/sea elements with the different stamps and love the wonderful sentiment. We are very lucky here in the UK that you are never that far from the sea so I suppose it is difficult for me to understand that there are people for whom the distance is immense which makes it that much harder to visit it. I have actually been for a walk by the sea this evening to a place about half an hour away. I do really hope that you manage it some day Karen. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh my gosh, not seen the ocean.. Karen, you must go, a bit like not many people in Australia seeing snow. Anyway I love your collage style card, using stamped images to create the elements - fabulous, I don't know about Acetate Inking, so I'll have to look into that. Great images and fab sentiment

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful ocean image with all those stamps, love the deck chair and umbrella such great stamps NS and the sentiment is is perfect :)

Susan said...

What a wonderful image and sentiment for the ocean challenge! Love the background you created with shades of blue and the different stamps.

Hannelie said...

I love this beautiful little scene you created Karen. As always... so inspiring!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Karen - one would not think that you have not seen the ocean!!
I was stunned by that comment - but then I live on a (relatively small) island, only just over an hour from the sea in one direction, and never much more than two and a half hours.
Blessings
Maxine

Annie said...

Oh, Karen! I love the looks of this inky watercolor design! And the images stamped over are terrific for a wonderful sense of happiness at the ocean. The oceans are fabulous. They are big and powerful. I love sitting watching the ocean just do what the ocean does without concern for anything else. Definitely it is to be respected.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a joyous set of images all put together beautifully. LOVE it.
Faith
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous expression of summer with that pretty background and the wonderful silhouette images used. Great ocean design.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous beach scene, Karen! You mainly used a calm color (blue) and yet I can feel lots of fun and energy from the scene. Love the way you stamped over the acetate inked background! Hideko xx

I Card Everyone said...

You should mat all of your creations... they sure are frame-worthy!!
=]

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love ❤️ your blog. I want to make everything you make. I can’t wait to check every morning to see what you’ve done!
Thank you for sharing
CAROLYN

Marge said...

Beautiful CAS card, Karen! I love the blue background and silhouette of bold images. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Marge

Marcia HIll said...

I am in awe of this card Karen...it is STUNNING!! I loved reading each of your steps to create this beauty and the fact that you used only blue and black for your colours and created such depth is just mind blowing to me! This card is frame worthy my friend...love it!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Graphic and artsy! Love the blue background. Beautiful card!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

maria f. said...

So very artsy. So very CAS. I wanna be where she is! Lovely, Karen.

Julia Aston said...

You can certainly tell this is all about loving the ocean with your wonderful silhouette stampings and that fun collage of stampings for your background! Very creative design Karen!

Bobby said...

Your collage backgrounds are always fabulous, Karen, and this is no exception. I see your vision and feel the excitement of the girl as she enjoys the ocean. You have such wonderful sentiments that speak to your design. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Karen, this card is so wonderful. The ocean is my favorite sight to behold - I am blessed to live close enough to it that I can really go to the beach and soak in the calm and beauty and wound of the waves as they break on the sane. I so hope you do get to see it. Your mind's eye has captured it so beautifully. I really love this card and am glad to have the reminder of the acetate inking technique. I just love this.

Anke said...

Oh Karen I love your card, wonderful beach scene and fantastic sentiment. So beautiful ...

Hugs
Anke

shirley-bee said...

I love that fabulous background for your silhouette beach scene, Karen! I love that there are still touches of white, it adds such depth. The whole scene just screams summer. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

Linda said...

Fabulous stamping and beautifully CAS .... love it! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx