Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Swim Fast

I made a couple of cards, featuring one of the original stamps I bought from Viva Las VegaStamps! a number of years ago.... Diver from Board : 

Isn't the diver great. I stamped him in memento black ink and colored him with copics and fussy cut him. I added some white gel pen highlights.

I wanted to create a splashy watery background for him, and this is how I accomplished that :

I used water color powders, sprinkling them onto my water color card stock : 
Then I spritzed it with water :
and used a straw to blow the water around. 

I love the richness and unpredictable effect you get, a perfect backdrop for my diver.

The words are typed on my typewriter. The card front is matted onto a blue card base.

I made two similar cards, although adapted one image so he's wearing a swim cap : 

Thanks for stopping by x


  1. Great effect ! It really looks like the water splashing up as he dives into the water !
    Corrie x

  2. What a perfect background for this crazy little guy - very clever!!!


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