This card reminds me of my hometown in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the summer and watching all of the sailboats. It is truly a "Summer" themed card for me.
The lighthouse and boats (stencil LM163) were sponged using daubers and inks with LOTS of masking in between different colours/sections. The water was created using translucent paste (DEPT) and adding a little reinker colour to create "water". I also added a few touches of "white caps" on the water using White Paste (DEP) and applied it using a toothpick. The clouds were created using white paste and stippling it on with a stipple brush to create some texture. While wet, I sprinkled on some white glitter to give it a little shine ("the Silver Lining!"). The sky is lightly sponged with blue ink to take away from the bold white. The seagulls were ever so carefully sponged on once the entire card was created to find just the right placement. As an extra detail, I used a toothpick again and applied white paste to the waterline area of the rocks and to the waterline of the boats. To take this card one step further, I envisioned this as a picture on a wall, so I added a frame. I cut out the frame, applied crackle paste, let it dry. Then I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist followed by sponging the outside and inside edges with brown ink. The lighthouse and bottom sailboat are raised up with a thin foam dimensional. The frame was raised up with a thicker foam dimensional.
This second card also by Stacey:
And in her own words here is how she created the card:
I create an embossed paper background with the Swirl stencil (LJ890) and White Paste (DEP). The butterfly was created using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist, and also sponging on some further detail with ink. The butterfly was cut out and raised with a foam dimensional so it was flying rather than sitting on a branch.
Thank you Stacey for joining our Summertime Fun Challenge...we know you have a busy life at Scrapbook Essentials BC. But we are loving getting so many talented Canadian cardmakers joining us this year.