Last weekend it was Mothers Day here in the UK and this year my grown up daughters really excelled themselves at choosing wonderful and imaginative presents, even though I wasn't able to see either of them on the day.
My younger daughter lives in France, and she sent me a selection of unmounted stamps from the French company Katzelkraft who make some really wonderful designs.
Here I have used two of the stamps, the water wall and the seahorse silhouette.
First I painted a background wash of mixed blues on to watercolour paper, and added a few green streaks to suggest seaweed and a little sandy bottom. When dry, I stamped the seahorse over it. Then I used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to stamp and heat-emboss the water wall over the whole area, using the stamp "upside down" to look like bubbles rising up through the water. I matted it on to black card and finished my card with some sea shells stamped in grey - these are very old UMs from my stash, so I don't know the manufacturer.
I am sharing this with the new challenge CAS Mix Up - the compulsory elements are stamping and watercolouring, and my extra element is heat embossing.