Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Dance

I've had this cute turtle stamp for awhile and I finally inked it!

 stamps: Sister Stamps Turtle Set, Seaside Stampin' Ink Dance of Life  dies: Papertrey Ink Geode Layers, Technique Bubbles on the Border  other: Tim Holtz Distress green inks/waterbrush/watercolor paper, Versamark Ink, gold embossing powder, scoring tool

The technique linked at

was fun and easy!

First I inked a single turtle with versamark and gold embossed the image.

Next I pressed a couple of green shades from Tim Holtz Distress Inks on to his watercolor paper and saturated it with a waterbrush.

I didn't let any of the watercolor pieces go to waste~I cut "bubbles" out with Technique Tuesday's Bubbles on the Border die.

The hardest part was setting it aside to dry.

The sketch at Just Add Ink #421

was perfect for focusing on this accurate sentiment.

 There's scoring on the sentiment panel for further highlighting.

Thanks for stopping by~


Nikki Spencer said...

Lovely use of the sketch Marlena and l love your colour choice too. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Tracy Freeman said...

He is so cute, Love the contrast of colours and that paper you have used.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.
Have a great day :)

Jo Stubbings said...

Loving the soft green of the watercolour and the cute little turtle, great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink!

Chantell Randall said...

He is a cute turtle - such a happy little guy. I love your funky retro background paper. Chantell Just Add Ink