Last week, Gauche Alchemy and Viva Las Vegas Stamps held a swap. Each design team member each created projects using the other company’s products. For my second project, I once again went with a 4 x 6. It gave me plenty of room to have FUN!
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have fallen in love with mechanical board. It study, strong, and easy to cut with a straight edge and an Xacto knife.
The only problem I’ve run in to is that it has a slightly glossy texture that resists mists. In this instance, I used aqua alcohol ink applied with a cheap child’s brush (I love the wavy results I got) for the background. I then stamped the Parasol Lady in Chair from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, filled it in with my colored pencils, and then fussy-cut it. Since this brought to mind the beach, I went with a beachy/nautical theme.
I glued netting from The Robin’s Nest, real colored seashells from Hobby Lobby, and copper colored glitter for sand onto the board. Next, I stamped the words Tropical Paradise with acrylic stamps on to scrapbook paper and cut them out, trying to be decorative with my cutting. For the crowning touch, I used birds, sequins, and a paper umbrella from Gauche’s Blue Streak Mixed Media Color Kit.
Hope you like it as much as I do. Now off to dream of beaches and sea breezes. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh