Paper Crafts Crew #247 – Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty

Paper Crafts Crew #247 – Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty

Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge:


It's been a while since I played with anything from Ellen Hutson, so I decided to grab a set that, YES, I have used before! I love Stay Salty for its funny punny sayings. I've been wanting to use one of these especially and I thought this sketch would be a good opportunity. Lookie:


STINKIN' CUTE!!! I didn't buy the dies for this set, and I didn't feel like trying to cut out this small image with the Silhouette, so I decided to make it all one layer (at least the scene…I ended up popping the scene piece up on some craft foam). I started out by stamping the clouds and the seagull on Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black since I planned on coloring the seagull with Copic markers. I then took my Molotow Grafx Art Masking Fluid Pump Marker and masked off the seagull and clouds. This had been sitting for a while, and I found I really had to shake it, like, A LOT to get it to remix back to where it was thick enough to work. I then used blending tools and distress inks to create my scene, using a piece of Post-It tape for the horizon.


Once I got the scene done, I sprinkled a little water on it to create little dots. I then colored the seagull with Copic markers and stamped the greeting below him with Lady Bug Memento ink. I added a shadow under the seagull to ground him in the scene.


I added some Darice crystal sequins to add a bit of bling.


I love it!

You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC,, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.

Enjoy! Ta!


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