Hi everyone! I am the guest star stamper for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #435! Yay! This week I was inspired by not only the colors of the challenge but also the inspiration picture with it's nautical theme.
I zeroed in on the striped jacket and since I was already thinking nautical, I decided to go with large turquoise stripes as my main color! I watercolored the stripes in a pale turquoise and then went over them again with Prima Metallic Accents watercolors for a beautiful shine!
The sailboat sections were watercolored in the same fashion and then paper pieced together. I chose a darker shade of turquoise for the boat and bright orange and yellow for the sails. The tiny anchor is also watercolored and then stamped before I layered it over the sailboat. You may not see it in the pictures, but there is a gorgeous sheen on the entire card!
The sentiment is stamped in black so it really stands out and I added some iridescent crystal sequins for even more sparkle! I mounted the watercolor panel onto some pretty coral card stock and then both of those onto a bright turquoise base. For my last yellow accent, I added in gold thread tied in a knot!
Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!
Deckle edge scissors
DMC gold thread