Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and our inspiration site this week is EcoCycled on Etsy.  I wasn’t particularly inspired by any certain piece but more inspired by the print behind all of the art pieces.  I had my new Essentials By Ellen Stay Salty Stamp Set and Stay Salty Die Set from playing with them for the new release this past week.  I thought it would be fun to create an ocean scene with a print background.  I couldn’t resist using those fun die cut waves again.

KC Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty 2 left

I stamped the print background on cream cardstock with versa and embossed with it super fine gold embossing powder.  I sponged in the sand using Vintage Photo ink, water and clouds in the sky using Tumbled Glass ink an an ink blending tool.  I used my new Ink Antics cloud template for the clouds.  I sponged blue on a piece of cardstock and cut out the waves.  I stamped the boat on cream cardstock with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder. I applied the blue ink on the boat and then used my craft knife to cut in between the sails. I applied Cosmic Glitter Glue on the waves and applied glitter.  I applied glue on the sand beach area and applied glitter. The sail 

KC Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty 2 center

I cut the frame using my Nesting Card Templates and attached it to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  I applied mounting tape pieces to the back of the waves and attached in the scene.  I finished by attaching the little sailboat in the scene with mounting tape.  I had fun with this project but not sure that I am overly fond of creating a scene over print.  But it’s always good to try and step out of my comfort zone. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty 2 right

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I appreciate you stopping by today.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”