Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New England Neptune

I love to collect seashells, but I've always been kind of afraid to carve them. I had A LOT of trouble deciding what to carve for my seashell swap, and I only decided on this shell about a week ago, after spending much time on another image. This is the Massachusetts state shell, New England Neptune.

My favorite part of this card is the background. It's made with crumpled tissue paper and a water/glue combination. I then used clear embossing powder to give it a watery look, and I edged it in opaque white.

The light blue background is also made with tissue paper, but I didn't crumple it this time. I painted the blue on top of the white, glittery tissue paper.

The stamp is two layers, and the string is embroidery thread.


fivewolves said...

What about the picture of the LTC??? You always post a photo!! I miss the photo!!

The Wolf Family

Mandy said...

I'm sorry, Mama Wolf. I had to switch to Internet Explorer to get the picture to load. I don't know what's up with Firefox.

Kristina said...

Beautiful work. Wish that I was in that swap so that I could get one =)

Okie Dog said...

That's gorgeous! OD