It’s Day 2 of the “Under the Sea” hop at Handmade Happiness and believe it or not, I did not make a mermaid! For today’s post I used “Inky” from The Rabbit Hole Designs. I’m in love with these guys. This was one of those sets that inspired so many ideas as soon as I saw it.
For this one I had to play with color bursts. I knew they would give me just the right “inky” look I wanted. I used a combination of Brusho Color Burst and Nuvo Shimmer Powders. The octopus and the ink splatters were stamped on black cardstock with a mixture of purple, blue and turquoise embossing powders. Then I covered them with clear Wink of Stella. The black border is shiny cardstock that really worked well with all the other elements. The sequins are from my favorite set of Sparkle Blends, Juniper Breeze from Doodles Paper Playground.
Experimenting with Brushos and Nuvo Shimmer Powders is always a lot of fun. Since the Shimmer Powders have a metallic glisten they work nicely with Brushos which have a flatter color. All the colors on this background were Brushos, except for the black which was Nuvo. The combo gave me that deep sea feel I was going for.