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I love this adorable little crab! So cute! And I just love making beach themed cards.
If you read my blog regularly, you might remember I had some trouble with my Mudd Puddles sand and shells drying out. I am happy to report that the water I added worked quite well and they were all back to normal consistency when I took them out yesterday.
I used this Monday’s Mojo sketch for this card. Click on the image to link to the blog.
I tried out a new technique on this card. A few of the Copic designers have been showing a technique taught at the Intermediate class (which I am dying to take, the closest is Ottawa, a 5 hour drive and it’s after school starts, BUMMER) which involves cooling off the deepest areas of shadows with a BV marker. While it is hard to see due to the size of the photo (click to see it larger), it really worked and quite well. I was amazed! I had tried it before but didn’t like it because I assumed if I was shading over a marker ending in a certain number, I should shade with a BV ending in the same number, not so! Way too dark and obviously purplish. Debbie Olson was using a BV000 or 00 over much deeper colours and that’s what I tried. YEAH!
The background was airbrushed though you can’t see the shadows I added underneath the crab because of the sand. I do love the look of the airbrushing beneath the sand! I hand cut the scalloped edge around the fishies. I embellished the embossed corner with shells. OK, so I have a confession to make, I cut apart the embossing folder I used as it has 2 corners making up a square shape. I didn’t think about it but the shape of the cut area also embossed! Maybe I didn’t need the shim? Ooops! So I had some errant embossing to cover up so that’s why I added the shells.
Image: Doodle Pantry
Paper: DP-Splash-Echo park, kraft, espresso CS-SU!
Ink: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress inks
Accessories: circle Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon-stash, Mudd Puddles shells and sand, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics R24,27, YR02,04,07, Y02,06,11, BG23,34,49, B12, BV00, E43,53, 00