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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Any Port

I started with a gesso'd chipboard and spritzed with navy blue ink and and a home made spritz of white acrylic paint - I sprayed more water on and let the ink run.

I used a variety of inks; versafine, memento's and distress inks. I used bubble wrap, harlequin stamp and bottle tops to create some layering on the background.

I gesso'd some book pages and stamped over it and then used light blue chalk ink. I went around the edges with white acrylic paint as I felt it just didn't 'pop' enough.

I used a script and alphabet washi tape and then had stamped my previously unused JOFY stamp on the book page. I then used my kaisercraft 'tape' stamps over the top.

I love all things naughtical, we have pictures of beach huts and lifeboats around but for some reason this sentiment really sings to me. 

I have a vivid memory of my Mum saying this to me when I was going through a difficult time and it stayed with me. 

Effy Wild has a Sunday Swoon each week  - a chance to showcase things we did that made us proud and we can share them so others can swoon over them.

What are you proud of this week?

Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Nautical


Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Debs, this is an amazing creation hun. Love it!

Donna x

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

What a wonderful expression, and I love the tie to your Mum. ♡ it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! What a fabulous nautical themed project Debs! Love the layered background and doodling in the clouds! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I agree, it is a lovely sentiment. your page is very creative. thanks for sharing

Lilian said...

Great make Debs Love the colour. Hugs