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I started by masking off the top and bottom of front panel with hand-torn scrap papers. I started sponging the inks from each torn edge toward the center, where they blended together just a little. Then I masked off a straight edge just above all the 'sand' color to make a water horizon line, using the same lighter blue in several layers. I then sponged in the darker blue at the top. With the bottom mask in place, I stamped the tall grasses, before removing the mask to stamp the sentiment. Last of all. I stamped the birds stomping around in the shallows! Then I attached the card front to a green pearlescent card base.
I was going for an ocean meets sky horizon, but with the much darker blue and the way I tore my top mask, it looks more like a misty lake with mountains off in the distance! I like how it turned out.
On the inside, I stamped-off twice (3rd generation) for the lighter image, inked around the edges and left the rest blank for a personal note.
Stamp set - Stampin' Up! Wetlands
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Black
CTMH card stock - White Daisy
What do you think? Ocean with sky or lake with mountains?