Journey On!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Near the Sea...

Greetings Inky Friends!!

It's June and that means another BLOG HOP for
June's NEW RELEASES over at Technique Junkies!!

If you're already hopping along, you just came from the talented Judy Jackson's Blog!
She always has outstanding ideas!!

And as always, enjoy 15% OFF
if you order by June 8th! 

For my card, I used this lovely photo background stamp, Beach Buds.
I inked the image in Ranger Black Archival and stamped onto watercolor paper.
Before I began coloring, I painted some of the highlights
with Art Anthology Dazzle Clear Coat.

At one point in my coloring - just when I was just about to call it finished, I did something wonky with the blue right by her hand and couldn't 'correct' it.
So I decided to crop it off and boy am I glad I did!
I think it helped a lot with my card's composition that I originally wasn't going for!!
For the base of the card, I used the new Sea Urchins Background stamp and
a greeting from the By The Seas set! 
I ripped around the sentiment, sponged some ink and popped it off some natural thread.

By the way, I colored the focal image using the "new-to-me"
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.
If you have a chance to try them, I suggest you do!  They are a little on the pricey side,
but if you love to color and blend, I think you will like these markers!!

I hope you enjoyed my card and this month's New Release!!
I simply ADORE all the FUN SUMMER images this month and
can't wait to hop along with you all to see everyone's creations!


Next hop, owner and technique extraordinaire, Pat Huntoon!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!!
OXOXOX ~ Tonya :)