Distress oxide ink, Mediterranean Moments, Spellbinders

Artful ATCs … through the window (221 & 222)

Another monthly swap at Artful ATCs and this time the theme is… through the window.

So I started with a die cut window from my stash that I painted with black gesso. 

I then took a panel I had stencilled and blended distress inks onto and stamped an image from Mediterranean Moments. I then added some Hickory Smoke ink to the edge which would be outside the window and left the inside brighter… I also added some light shading to the image.

I then layered it up and added heat embossing across the whole panel.  I then did a dymo label for the title.

Next I took the stamps from Creative Stamping magazine and made a scene for through the porthole.

I added gesso to a light green piece of card then added layers of distress oxide.  I then stamped the seahorses and the seaweed.

I then stamped the porthole on separate paper and cut it out.  I then added the colour using distress stains.

I once again coated it all with versamark and embossing powder.

Happy crafting!

Catherine