Thursday, 31 July 2014

Riding the current

Hi crafter's

When I saw this turtle stamp it reminded me of the Finding Nemo film where the turtles were riding the current, hence the title. The first thing I did was to swipe distress inks in shades of blue in a wavy line, not using too much dark blue. Ink up the turtle in black archival stamping three times masking where needed. To colour them in I used Inktense watercolour pencils. The thing I like about them is they are permanent when dry so you can go over the top adding more colour. I used blues and turquoise for the shell with a little dark purple, with light and dark brown for the rest of the body. with a touch of turquoise. I went over with a damp paint brush after each addition of colour, when dry adding more colour. Along the top and bottom of the inky waves I added some dots with distress markers in shades of blue. To finish I run a metallic blue marker around the edges before mounting on to a white base card. The turtle is one of the stamps from the Designs by Ryn range so I will enter this into the monthly draw.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking



  1. Hey Sally, love your concept for this card. I remember the part of the movie that you're talking about. Beautifully done!!! Thanks so much for contributing a piece to last month's draw. I'm just about to set up a new one for August and you are welcome to participate again. All my best!

  2. Love the background and the Turtles stamp is great for colouring. A great card for a male theme...

    1. Thanks Barbara, I think the turtle is my favourite stamp.


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