Here's my take:
This card was a lot of fun to make! I started by inking the background panel with distress inks to create a gradient of color. I then stamped my "spatter" Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp with water onto the inked panel. Since the distress inks react with water, the stamp creates a neat pattern on the panel. I thought it looked a bit like bubbles. It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but do you see the little dots?
After I finished the panel, I cut a sandy hill out of kraft cardstock and also inked that with the "spatter" stamp, although I used VersaMark this time to create a tone-on-tone look. I then die cut the Twiggy Tree from Memory Box since I thought it could pass for some coral.
I then stamped and colored many of the images from Lawn Fawn's Critter's in the Sea and positioned them in throughout the panel. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with Smitty's ABC's (Lawn Fawn). While my scene may have taken a few artistic liberties (...carp may actually be freshwater fish...), I thought my sentiment was too good to pass up! What a fun and encouraging way to tell someone to "sea-ize the day"! ....eh, eh? ...alright, alright... I'll stop ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a good rest of the week!