Wherever You Go Wall Art

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Wherever You Go Artwork | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is already time for another Creative Cat Crew Color Challenge - #24 -  This weeks color range is Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, and Whisper White. Here's the image for inspiration:

I am used to using a scenery stamp that is made for stamping over other elements. I didn't have that Luxury with this project because the rules include not only the colors, but that you have to use current catalog Stampin' Up! stamps. So I searched for a texture that could mimic water and found one in Timeless Textures. My Stampin' Spots are very juicy so for both the Island Indigo and Early Espresso which meant I had to adjust the darkeness by stamping off lightly as needed.

I started with the bridge using the Mini MISTI I chose Chocolate Chip and did not stamp off. Next I made a mask for the bridge which I used for both the water and the land. You can see where I made the water darkest (that was still after a light stamp off) then I continued downward and outward by repeating the stamping to the lightest, then I overstamped areas I needed darker. The brown land was two stamping after a light stamp off each time. I sponged Chocolate Chip on the edges to soften and age it a bit.

The sentiment was done with the MISTI by carefully inking one part of the stamp, stamping, cleaning it and inking the other part with the other color. It is a small stamp so was a bit tedious, but worth it in the end. I am amazed I kept my canvas clean because my hands were filthy in the end. I popped up the brown matted focal and then popped up the sentiment.

I had all this white space for the sky and wanted seabirds, but not just one and not going in the direction that the single seabird that is part of this stamp set. I felt so strong about the birds that in the end I used a non Stampin' Up! bird sillhouette. I'd worked hard enough on the design that I didn't want to mess up by drawing blobs. When I get an image in my head for a design, I really need to complete it as I have envisioned. This project is going to be artwork for our wall. 

I used a retired Spellbinder rectangle die to cut out the sentiment. I had a very small space to work with and this one fit perfectly.

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I love blues and browns together - had a bedroom in these colors long ago!  Your image is very soothing - thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!



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