Card with beach scene for WSC491

Card with beach scene for WSC491.

Hellooo! As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s challenge (WSC491) at the MFT Blog, I knew that I wanted to create a beach scene with the adorable critters from the BB Sunshine & Friendship stamp set.

Those circles could be interpreted in so many ways; as abstract shapes or as round objects like balloons or planets, but in my mind, they represented critters or things in perspective…

Card with a beach scene and cute Birdie Brown stamps for WSC491.

I started by stamping the critters and ball on an A2 panel of Copic friendly heavyweight card stock with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. Next, I die cut the second largest circle from the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics out of masking paper in order to create the mound of beach sand.

Card with beach scene for My Favorite Things.

The following step was to cover the three stamps + beach with masking paper and ink blend the water with Blu Raspberry, Blue Breeze and Sour Apple Premium Dye ink. I splattered the panel with ink and water to give it more texture.

Beach scene card with animals.

Once it was dry, I  covered the water with the negative part of the masking paper to ink the sand with Kraft Premium Dye Ink. Besides the splatters of ink, I added some detail with Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers E55 and E53. The ink blending brush that I used was a little bit dirty, so the colors turned out muted, but I sort of like the effect.  They give the scene a retro look.

Close up of card with beach scene for WSC491.

The sentiment banner, cut by hand from Heavyweight Translucent Vellum, didn’t look good on top of the orangutan, so I placed it in below him. I colored the critters with the following markers, although I also used some Prismacolor pencils for the tiger’s and ball’s reflections:

  • Tiger: YR27, YR68, YR65, YR61, R39, R37, R35
  • Orangutan: YR27, YR68, YR65, E11, E21, R20, YR61, G07, G05, G03
  • Ball: G07, G05, G03, R39, R37, R35, B05, B02, B01, YR61, B14, B12, Y17, Y15, Y13

Card with beach scene and Birdie Brown stamps for My Favorite Things.
The floats looked too plain, so I added dots with a white gel pen. I also drew some drops of water falling from the orangutan, who just got up to have a zip of his drink. That’s it from me. Visit the MFT Blog for more inspiration and join us for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique! Have a great day!

List of MFT supplies used for card with beach scene

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