With October's arrival, it's transition time. Temperatures are cooling and rain is starting to settle in again. This combination of change in the weather suits me just fine.
Time for warm comforting soups, hot tea and hot cocoa. Yum, bring it on!
My projects today are really a mixed bag of techniques. The wonderful fairy is a card topper (a freebie from "Cards and Papercraft" magazine) just popped up on a foam sheet over a very simple background paper. The topper is such a lovely piece of art. Added gold dazzles for the sentiment and corner embellishments for shine. Easy, peasy and done.
This seascape card was quite a bit more difficult. I used four shades of Ranger Distress inks to create the watery background. I started at the top with my lightest shade and blended each darker color as I moved to the bottom with a sponge blender tool. The jellyfish were stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. I wanted to try to recreate the translucent look of jellyfish I've seen at the local aquarium. My sentiment, coral and seaweed were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Sprayed a bit of water to distress and added the clear bubbles for my final touch.