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Monday, April 2, 2018

Eclectic Ellapu and April

Guess who was an April Fool? 

I left my Eclectic Ellapu post till now instead of doing it yesterday! 

The theme for this one is 'Anything Goes'

Everyone's favorite!

My contribution to the DT's fabulous inspiration is a set of cards made using the new SU stamp set called Waterfront and playing with inks and Brusho's

By the time I stopped to photograph what was happening I had missed the creating of the colours but basically I used my Brusho's on a mat, misted them with water and then misted a piece of hot pressed w/c paper as well and used the various stamps from the Waterfront dabbled into the wet puddles and then stamped to create a scene. For some of them I used the stamp face up and carefully pressed the paper onto the stamp with my fingers and peeled it off. There is a great YouTube on this technique using these stamps and I followed that.

I used the water pen to move some of the ink around as well
This shot is of my desk after it was finished

This is what I created initially

I added some red Brusho's to the left-overs and misted it again and then sopped it up with a bigger sheet of w/c paper to use for another project sometime other.....shame to waste it otherwise; this will be a good background for something.

Here are the finished cards

A negative circle was used here for the sun and I just sponged some ink into it

This was the one that started it all - copying another amazing crafter I saw on Pinterest

I die cut the square out and added another square behind to form this card. I also added some water from the stamp set High Tide; also the birds for interest.

The somber colours made it a sympathy card. 

It certainly suits the seas around here when it is winter. 

This was fun to do.
I can highly recommend it!

Why not skip over to Eclectic Ellapu and enjoy the DT pieces and then enter yourself!

WOW… what a capture from Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula thanks to Luke Tscharke Photography who says:

A bit like a tropical paradise except it's far from the tropics. Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania is on another level to any beach I've been to. Sitting on the brilliantly white beach watching the waves break out of the cyan waters and ripple over the shore was one of the highlights of our trip. Well worth the hike in!


scrAPpamondo said...

I have never tried this technique, thanks for sharing the link to the video tutorial! Brushos sprinkled direct to stamps could make such fabulous scenery! Your cards look amazing and the last one with the square behind is my favourite - Wow! It's just breathtaking!!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my post! I need much pratice with Fuse tool and also some time to organizing all my diecuts, but hopefully then I will have more space (and cleaning!) on my desk and I will make cards most quickly :)
The photo of that sea makes me dream Summer time, relax and chilling! :D Such wonderful water!!
Hugs and do some cuddles to Weasley from me :)

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful cards sweetie. I have never heard of this technique - me thinks I may just have to have a go. xx