Saturday, August 13, 2016

Turtle Day!

Aloha! Yes, I made that up. I have no idea if there is a turtle day... but my card is about turtles!

Another week went by! How does time keep getting faster? I remember how badly I wanted to turn 18. That seemed to take FOREVER. Then I wanted to be 21. That took a long time, too. After that? Time flew by faster than a spring melt over a waterfall. And each decade the water falls even faster :(

I'm a turtle. Even a slower turtle with each passing day, week, year. However, our daughter in law loves loves loves sea turtles so this is a Thinking of You card for her. She has re-entered the work force as a teacher again since our youngest grandchild is in elementary school!

The main image is inside the card with a peek a boo circle on the front. The background (inside) is just a bit of sponged Tumbled Glass distress ink and a hint of Broken China ink. Using a Heidi Swapp heart stencil, I sponged some GKD white as well as Broken China distress ink through to make light and dark heart bubbles lol!!!

The turtles are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then are colored them with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Fussy cut and glue to ocean background. I stamped the starfish and corals with pink and gray Memento inks and used pencils and Memento markers to color them, using Sakura Clear Star gel pen to highlight all the bubbles and sand and sea weed.

Using the Pear Tart Memento marker, just sketch in sea weed. Color with Memento New Sprout and Bamboo markers. Brush Wink of Stella over the images, adding 3D crystal lacquer to the turtle shells which makes them mega glossy and glass-like, and call it done :D

Stamp Sets: "Cool Dude" (turtles and star fish, coral) and "In Print" (sentiment) all by Clearly Besotted
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; GKD white ink
Memento Markers and Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Clear gel pen
Robin's Nest "Dew Drops" in "water" colors
Simon Says Stamp "Double Stitched" circle dies
Darice "Waves" embossing folder
Heidi Swapp Hearts stencil
Aqua and white baker's twine, Dries Clear Adhesive, 3D Crystal Lacquer
VersaMark, Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Wink of Stella, corner rounder

Front :) 

Inside :)

Hi Sweet Turtle!!!

Filled with love ♥
Thank you for stopping by!