Phill Martin and I are celebrating Sentimentally Yours 1st Anniversary with Hochanda this weekend. We’re launching LOADS of new products – hope you love them as much as we do!

Phill kicks off the weekend at 10am, , my first show is at 2pm. Here’s the list of all the show times –

Today –

10am – Phill

2pm – Me

4pm – Phill

7pm – Both of us!

8pm – Me

Saturday –

8am – Both of us!

11am – Me

7pm – Phill

Sunday –

12noon – Phill

Today’s project is on a Media Board that I had leftover from some workshops and features the Seahorses stamp set from Trudie Howard’s Under the Sea Collection –

Trudie Howard Under the Sea Seahorses 1

I started by lightly covering the Media Board and the stand with IB White Gesso. I stripped one side of a piece of a cardboard box to reveal some of the corrugated texture and partly covered that with the Gesso too.

Next, I added some SY Sky Blue Ombre Blending Paste around the edges of the front of my Media Board using a sponge. I also dabbed some on the base. I made sure I added some around the outside edges of each piece too. I dried the pieces using my Heat Tool (you could leave them to dry naturally). I dabbed some SY Midnight Blue Paste onto the base and dragged some over my cardboard. I left the base to dry but heated the cardboard dry.

Media Board Ombre Blending Pastes

I popped the new Layered Scales Stencil onto my cardboard and dragged some SY Sky Blue Paste through the stencil, not all over, just some areas. I removed my stencil, pressed it onto another piece of card to remove the waste and then cleaned it. I then sprinkled my Glitter Mix used on this card over the wet paste (only over some of the paste) and set it aside to dry.

Ombre Blending Pastes Layered Scales Stencil

Next, I stamped the sea bed landscape, the seahorse and some bubbles from the SY Under the Sea : Seahorses Stamp Set onto Bockingford Card using Nocturne Versafine Clair. I also stamped some of the shells from the SY Under the Sea : Ocean Extras Stamp Set.

With these, I’ve tended to cut out and then colour. It’s personal choice. Do, however, make sure your ink is dry!

I cut a SY Double Debossed Rounded Corner Square out of Bockingford Card. I stamped a little sentiment from the Arty Sentiment Coins and edged the square with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide.

Trudie Howard Seahorses Media Board 1

I coloured everything in using SY Watercolour Blending Brush Pens Set 2, pulling the colour out using Water Brushes from the set.

I completed drying my paste using my Heat Tool – it bubbles a bit but that’s fine for this piece. I added my elements using a mix of IB Super Thick Slap It On, SY Glue and Foam Pads.

Trudie Howard Under the Sea Seahorses Media Board 2

At this point, I didn’t glue my piece to my base as I wanted to decorate the back too.

Here’s a pic of the back – it’ll have its own day on the Blog soon.

Trudie Howard Under the Sea Media Board

I’ve popped pics of my samples into the Gallery Section of this Blog and into an album on my Julia Watts Crafts Facebook Page.

There’s 10% discount on items from the shows this weekend over on my website. You can find them here. Please enter code SYWEEKEND in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer applies till midnight on Sunday 1st March or while stocks last. I am hoping that Phill brings my stock with him, if that’s the case then, I’ll get orders sent out on Monday. Otherwise, it may be a week on Monday before orders are sent out as I have a rather busy week next week. Please be patient with me.

Last chance to get 10% discount on Paper Cuts Dies over on my website. You can find them here. Please enter code PAPERCUTS in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk