Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sea You Soon!

Here's a card featuring  Jellyfish Dreams, one of the new stamps from SCACD's MechAnimals #2 set.

Jellyfish Dreams was stamped using Onyx Black VersaFine ink and heat embossed with Filigree Detail embossing powder. The image was colored using Copic markers. I chose the jellyfish' colors based on images of Man of War jellyfish that I found online. When I was done coloring the image, I airbrushed over the image and background using several BG markers and the Copic airbrush system to make it look as though the entire jellyfish were underwater. Some areas (the sails and the shells) got a bit more aqua-colored than I wanted, so I used the Blender pen to remove the aqua and recolored them again. When I was done, the jellyfish's body, including the ship's parts that were inside the jellyfish, was coated with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze by DecoArt, then left overnight to cure.

This morning it was fully dry, so I added some Clear Gelly Glaze pen to the shells and some Gold Spica glitter pen to the anchor.

 The underwater scene was still missing something, so I inked up the larger of the two Baobab tree from SCACD's Baobab Trees set with white ink and stamped the branches along the bottom of the image panel to look like white coral.

And here's a close-up that should show the "coral" and the dimension and color of the jellyfish and shells.

Patterned papers from Bo-Bunny's Double Dots Vintage were edged with Picket Fence Distress Stain and layered. Drywall Tape (from one of our many house renovations) was cut and layered across the patterned papers. A rub-on sentiment was added to a die cut and adhered to the card with a painted starfish charm and a mini-brad.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Beautiful ! The image, background & colours are so wonderful. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  2. Amazing card!! Love the colors!

  3. Gorgeous card Kathi, love your great stamping and colouring here, and youe "sea you soon" text, great ! :) Hugs Coco x

  4. Oooh, what beautiful colors, Kathi! Love them ! Really cool image & background! Love your little starfish charm. :^)
    Hugs, Penny