Sunday, 9 April 2017

Ocean Treasures

PaperArtsy Challenge

Hi All

The current PaperArtsy is Blue and Ochre. Heaven as I love blue!! I love the sea, rather being under it as I dive and I love collecting sea shells, though I always make sure they are empty! I rarely make anything featuring the sea which is surprising as diving is what gave rise to my start in crafting. I wanted to make my photographs a bit more memorable which led to scrapbooking and then swiftly on to everything else! Who knows, one day I might actually finish my scrapbook...then again....

So here is my entry, four ATCs. I used a range of blue Frescos on my Gelli plate. I had cut the ATCs first and then applied to the Gelli as I wanted a very random background. I used a variety of Tim Holtz stencils.

I then added some stencilling using a Seth Apter stencil as the focus and a shell stencil. I also drew round the Seth stencil with a white marker to give it a bit more definition. 

I stamped some text onto the cards using a blue archival ink and a Lin Brown stamp. I did a bit more stamping in black archival using a Seth Apter stamp.

On a piece of card I painted a variety of colours that I felt fitted the Ochre part of the challenge...using a Sethie technique...boy do I love his style!! I then stamped my shells onto this, cut them out and decided they needed a bit...more?...So I sprayed them with some shiny stuff in a can. Still needed something more so I found some of my onion bag stash and thought I would use it as fishing net, but the mesh was a bright yellow so I painted it with Mud Splat which worked really well.

Finally I printed out the words I wanted, edged them in black, stuck everything together and.....tadah!!

Happy messiness everyone xxx


  1. Really amazing ATCs, love the grungy look! Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thanks very much!Apologies for taking so long to reply but I really appreciate your comments. Cheers xxx

  2. Really beautiful. I looked at the Paper Artsy Blue and Ochre entries and your entry immediately struck me and I had to come to your blog to see it. Wonderful pieces.

    1. Thanks so much for your comments. Sorry for such a long delay in replying! These were great fun to make as I love anything to do with the sea. Thanks again xxx