There has been another reported sighting of the Mary Celeste, sailing the high seas around the coast of Spain. Headed towards Gibralter the ghostly image appeared briefly on the horizon before once more, disappearing into the setting sun.
For this tag I cut a piece of plain, dark blue card and rounded the corners. I then pasted some crinkled-up white tissue paper over that and when dry inked over the wrinkles with Distress Ink in Blue China. I spritzed over the top of that with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Astral Mystery and just as this was drying, sprayed lightly over the top with water and dabbed randomly over the area with a baby wipe. This created the very dark, mottled patches around the edges.
For the main image I used a piece of very pale blue watercolour paper and using my watercolour pencils coloured the sea and the sky using a mixture of blue, green and red. I left a feint white line for the horizon and then blended the colours of both halves with water. Onto this I stamped the Crafty Individuals CI-295 Voyage of Discovery stamp, having masked out the surrounding area, using Black Soot. This gave a nice ghostly image. This was then matted onto a piece of white card which had been inked with Vintage Photo and a little Pumice Stone. The postcard image is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous collection.
Some of the watches were stamped onto white card using Frantage Aged Teal embossing enamel, although due to the fine outlines it doesn't really show up. I then inked the centres with Rusty Hinge. The others were stamped onto acetate using StazOn black ink.
I'm entering this piece into two challenges:
CRAFT ROOM - The Age of Aquarius
FASHIONABLE STAMPING CHALLENGES - Tag Along