Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DD/DDA Monthly Challenge: H2O

This month's Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni Challenge is: H2O! We were to create a design that featured water, watercoloring, and two additional embellishments.

My base is made with a trio of Bazzill Textured papers. The middle blue has a pearly sheen to it.

I thought that this Northwood's Rubber Stamp shell strewn beach scene would be perfect for today's challenge. I started to create my scene by inking up the stamp with Versafine Black Onyx ink, stamping it onto watercolor paper.

I used my Lyra Aquacolor's to watercolor the scene, then completely covered it with Stampin' Up's Crystal Effects.

I once again stamped the scene--this time with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PaperTrey Ink's Basic White Cardstock. I proceeded to color the shells with assorted Copic markers, cut them out, and washed them with two coats of Crystal Effects. The shells have nice dimensional appeal after being glued to the image panel. Dimensional tape was used to pop the image panel from the base.

My final step was to create a twine bow (1st embellishment) with a real shell placed on the center (2nd embellishment).

Make sure to check out all of the Dirty Dozen Past and Present creations! You can find this month's DD/DDA gallery page here...

6 comments:

Connie said...

WOW!! This is stunning! So very colorful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! Beautiful, rich colors. Your scene is exactly perfect! Love the added dimenion. Absolutely wonderful, Deb!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous, Deb!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a stunning collage of color and shells!! WOW!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so fantastic Deb!! LOVE the colors and the dimension you have achieved! Awesome!

Judy Rozema said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I am in love!!!