Spectrum Noir Summer Challenge

I splurged on the entire set of Spectrum Noir markers a while ago and really liked this challenge because it gets me coloring as well as using some of those summer-themed stamps that sadly go mostly unused because I’m mainly a card-maker.  All you have to do is create a project with a summer theme to enter and use Spectrum Noir markers for your coloring…here is the link if you are interested in playing along.

I used my markers in two ways…first to color my stamped images and also to color and tint my sparkly vellum to create the ocean on my card.  Colors I used on the images are listed below.  For the ocean, I took some Opal Rain Translucent vellum from The Paper Studio (because I wanted sparkly bubbles in my ocean) and colored over the entire surface with BT4.  Then I soaked a cotton ball pretty well with nail polish remover and pounced it all over the surface of the vellum to remove any streaks and to create a nice texture and movement in the water.  I layered two of these colored vellum layers over each other and a pale blue piece of cardstock and gave them all jagged edges to create the illusion of breaking waves at the shore.
I tend not to buy too many stamps with people on them, but I have tons of animal images.  So yeah, the crab and the starfish are building the sandcastle…and in my head, I like to think that maybe they do play in the sand together once in a while.  (haha)  I thought the detail photo might show it better, but the background is a piece of shimmer paper from an 8×8 pad from DCWV…perfect for sand!
Stamps – All beach images: “Summertime Relaxin” and “Summertime Boardwalk” from TPC Studio
               Clouds: “Airplane” from the We R Memory Keepers Red, White, and Blue Collection
Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black for colored images
          Versafine Onyx Black for sentiment
          Versamagic Cloud White chalk ink for clouds
Spectrum Noir Markers
     Castle and Starfish: CT1, CT3, GB5, DR5
     Crab – CR5, CR8, DR5
     Sand Pail and Shovel – CR5, CR8, DR5, TB3, TB5, TB7
     Umbrella and Chair – GT1, GT2, GT3, EB1, EB2, EB3, PP2, BP1, PP6, IG1, IG2
     Ocean – BT4
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