Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tangled up Under the Sea!

Hello everyone, I have had great fun playing with the new stamps recently released from Chocolate Baroque and have a project with a difference to show you today.

I have incorporated a bit of Zentangle with the Steampunk Funk Fish and Steampunk Sea World stamp sets. I started my card by stamping the scenery section onto the bottom left hand corner of the background, and then adding the bubble machine. I joined the two images together with some hand drawn lines using a permanent black pen, and created a sandy floor. I drew some plants using various tangles, namely variations of Verdigogh, Falz, and Flux. I then stamped some jellyfish, seahorses and more bubbles, partially stamping the bubble machine image. I coloured everything with a mixture of Inktense pencils and watercolour pencils, blending with water brushes. I added detail on the metallic areas with a gold pen and a charcoal glitter pen. Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the bubbles.
 This was such a relaxing project to create, as tangling is very calming, and you can add as much or as little as you like to create a scene.

I have a bonus tag to show you here on my blog, not posted on the Design Team blog. I created a wrinkle free Distress background, adding some over stamping using a texture stamp which I then spritzed with water afterwards, to give it  slightly hazy feel. I then dried the background completely. I stamped the cog background stamp, and masked this off, adding some additional seaweed.

I stamped and embossed a couple of sea horses onto the tag using silver embossing powder and Versamark. I added a sentiment from the Seadragon stamp set. All of the images were coloured with Distress Markers, except for the cogs, which I coloured using a brush filled with gold ink.

 Thanks for stopping by,


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, this is stunning Judith, I love the scene you've created with the new stamps.The zentangles work so well with the steampunk.

Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

This is a super way of incorporating tangles into the design & I particularly like the seamless way in which you created the seabed. The gloss on the bubbles is a super touch as is the metallic sheen of the gears & bubble machine. The sot pinky jellyfish look very ethereal & I like the way all the creatures & the bubbles have added to the sense of upward movement in your tangles by leading the eye towards where the former float off the design. I really appreciate you naming the tangles too.
Your tag background echoes those seaweed images beautifully & I love the contrast in texture you created by using metallic wet embossing for adding the seahorses. Might not the two creatures be sharing some 'deep secrets?'
Paula (PEP)

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