Message in a Bottle

 
 
**UPDATE**
I'm excited to say that "Beach-aholic Message in a Bottle" made it into the Summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!
 
 
 
I guess at some point I'm going to have to admit that Summer is really over...but NOT today!
Being a self-proclaimed "Beach-aholic", I couldn't resist creating this super fun shaker card design using the fabulous "Rainbow Sky" digi stamp!
 
 
I wanted to create somewhat of a background scene for this card, but I didn't want anything too traditional. So, I opted for a little bit of whimsy.
I decided to create the water portion of my card using my distress oxide inks. They are so much fun to work with, and I love the "almost mystery" of what I will end up with each time. 
 
 
Instead of blending these inks on the paper, I smudged them on my craft mat and sprayed them with water. I took a piece of white card stock and gently pressed it on the ink puddles, randomly rotating my paper with each press.
I dried my paper with a heat gun and repeated the process two or three times, until I was satisfied with results.
 
 
I used a Silhouette Design Store bottle die cut to create my shaker bottle. I had to cut out the outline of the bottle a few times to achieve the depth I wanted. I used white textured paper for a finished outline and attached a piece of clear acetate after filling my bottle with sequins, sparkles and confetti.
I cut the bottle cork out with a piece of Kraft paper and speckled it with Copic markers, and a white gel pen, to give it a textured look. 
  

 
I cut out "Rainbow Sky" and colored her with Copic Markers and watercolors and used a white gel pen to bring our some highlights to my image.
 
 
I added my sun rays background and blended a little color around the edges to tie everything together. I also cut two pieces of sand elements out so I could place one slightly over the bottle. 
I added a couple of tags, my sentiment and several other fun embellishments and my card was done.
I hope you enjoyed my little "Message in a  Bottle" as much as I did creating it!
Below you will find my complete supply list if you want to create your own!
 
My Supply List:
 
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Tools:

I hope I have inspired you to create something AMAZING, or maybe try something new!

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Disclosure: I ONLY use products that I truly love and feel will enhance my projects, Some links found in this post may be affiliate links, whereby I may receive a small commission is yo purchase through my link, at NO extra cost to you.

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CCC Digi Creations - For a Child

Try It On Tuesday - Boys/Girls/All things Children

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