I chose Smushasha as my mermaid and Octopet as my favorite sea creature (both of them are designed my Daniel Torrente). Well my spread was beginning with an oops, some gesso poured out on my page (as last days of vacation kiddos are running around), so poured then I just smudged it around with a sponge.
Not a lot to see I know, but believe me it’s there. Next my mojo said I want some blue and some bubbles. So first I colorized my spread with pastel blue ecoline. Then I stamped on it with France Papillon’s design cube some bubbles and finally I had that blueish washi tape on my table, so why not a bit of a torn collage. And then came the “kiddo-action” again, pouring their pencil sharpener on top of the spread and while trying to cover-up smudging some colors from broken tips onto the spread, oops.
Sometimes oops are giving me more ideas, actually I am grateful for that. So I took Finnabair’s elemental bubble stencil and added some modeling paste. Then I colored my bubbles with pan pastel shades, tints and color, till they looked pretty dimensional.
And as the page was already quiet grunge and smudge, I decided to color my paper with Lindy’s stamp gang sprays before stamping (used cafè au lait and yellow rose of Texas and splatters of autumn maple crimson). Then I stamped Octopet and Smushasha with archival ink and trimmed them.
For me a spread is not a spread without some stitches, so I added this time around it. I distressed the edge with broken china and stamped with France Papillon’s splattered mug around the edges. I added my text “under the sea” (using Alphabities ABC) and some more doddles with black gel pen. And:
I am sharing my spread with Stampotique designers challenge SDC 162. Hope you don’t mind for the oops, and like my undersea world.