It is Victoria on the blog today, and first of all I would like to wish you warm and sunny summer days! This month our theme for the challenge is Summer and here is my card to give you some inspiration :)
To tell the truth, I am not fond of summer - it is hard to bear the heat, though I like summer vacation on the seaside, and I love to make nautical projects. You can read the description of how-to-make this card just below.
I started to make the background, working wet-on-wet with sprays on watercolor paper. First I sprayed the water and then started to add color spray with a brush, drying the splashes with WOW! Heat Tool - Euro . Then I applied white gloss gel through the stencil to create the birds. Also I stamped few triangles with Sparkle & Shine (by Maya Isaksson) - Clear Stamp Set and Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad , sprinkled over WS125 Under the Sea powder and heat set it.
When the background was ready, I started to create layers and embellish.
I used a piece of lace fabric and tulle, some raffia and sisal, artificial brunch, die-cut "bubbles" and glued them to the background.
The focal point of my project is the shaker. To make it I die-cut a circle ring and painted it with watercolor like lifebuoy. Also I die-cut two circles of the same size from paper and clear acetate. I adhered the acetate to the back of "lifebuoy" and added foam adhesive to the perimeter of the circle. I filled the shaker with chipboard pieces, decorative sand and WS116 Mermaid Tails embossing powder and sealed the shaker with a paper circle. Then I used foam adhesive to add the shaker to the background.
Next step was to add more embellishments. I arranged flowers and leaves into composition, added the chipboard sentiment, metal fish, chipboard star.
I love to add accents, so I mixed decorative sand, blue quartz topping, crystal microbeads, mini shells with clear medium and added them here and there. Also I added enamel dots and some splatters of white acrylic paint.