more clean and simple

We finally have some Florida weather.  It’s been in the 70’s for the past several days – and no humidity either!   

Here is another clean and simple card for this weeks challenge at SCS – which is to make your own background.

The background could not be simpler I used Stamp Zia colorwash sprays on watercolor paper.    You just randomly spray whatever colors you want, allowing each color to dry before applying the next.  That’s it!   You can make up pages at a time and cut them later for use on cards.   For added interest you can spray over a mask – anything will do – artificial leaves, plastic shapes, etc.   Zia’s sprays are very vibrant, as you can see here, but there are other sprays out there – Adirondack and Ranger come to mind, and there are also glimmer sprays that provide a beautiful shimmer.

Once the colors were applied I stamped some random squiggle lines (also from Stamp Zia) in black  and added dots of metallic ink.   At this point I knew I would use this as an underwater scene – but in looking through my stamp collection I couldn’t find any “cute” fish to go with it.  Fortunately I had this digi fish image.  I have no idea where it came from (really need to label my digis better) so if you recognize it let me know!   

The fish were colored with several copics in the YR series, cut out and popped up, with one fish placed slightly off the page. 

The sentiment is from one of the first clear sets I purchased many, many years ago, probably at Hobby Lobby and I don’t have the original packaging and don’t know the company.

Thanks for stopping by today!!