Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #143! When I first saw this sketch I thought this was going to be a hard one... but then the idea came to me to use the sun's rays, or a water spout for the part of the sketch that radiates upward... I decided on the water spout when my mind saw waves for that little thin rectangular piece and then this adorable whale from CTMH's Operations Smile set, Animal Greetings came to mind. Can you see it?:
The rest is a blur. I've been slowly chipping away at it since that last crop on the third...lol... I have wonderful visitors this week.. my boys... and I don't want to spend my time in my craft room when they're here (only because I can't convince them to spend some time in there with me...lol) so it sits on my table and as I walk by and have a few moments I add to it. The paper is from a S.E.I. 6x6 paper stack, Dill Blossom that a wonderful friend gave me who was cleaning out her scrap room. Then there's that whale... adorable... I just love that set of little of animals and punny greetings.
The splashes were part of a Whale Cricut cut and to be honest I'm not sure what cartridge. I pulled the whale into Design Space, ungrouped the items, kept only the spout of water and cut it in three different sizes. The waves are from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge. I used some Stampendous Frantage distressing embossing powder on the tops of the spouts and the waves after attacking them with a pair of scissors to expose some of the white core... I kind of like the way it turned out. I ended up only being able to fit two here so I used the third as an embellishment with my ribbon cluster. A few drops of liquid glass here and there and I think it looks a little watery....
The ribbon is old CTMH white seam binding ribbon that I swiped some Distress Inks on and then spritzed it with water, scrunched it up and put it under something heavy for a day. Then I took it out, unraveled it and let it dry. LOVE the way it turned out and I'm definitely doing that again soon. Added a few more things from my stash and finally today... two weeks later... I'm done...lol!! Just in time for this week's challenge!
So, hop on over to Atlantic Hearts and play along this week!