Well, any excuse to use my new MFT Seaside Gulls stamps again is good. I wanted to create the idea of looking out to sea on one of those binocular machines that they have on the seafront. I drew two overlapping circles out of white card using circular dies as templates and then did the same using the next size up to create the black frame and fussy cut them out. I stamped two of the gulls from the set on the yellow/green card and cut them out and then repeated the stamping on the green and purple/blue card, but cutting out only the beaks and wings. I then paper pieced the gulls together and added a drop of black enamel accents to eye. I also added glossy accents to the beaks, but unfortunately it made the colour look darker, it is a deep purplely blue, not black as it looks, honest!
I used the MFT cloud stencil and my Rare Earth ink duster brush to add the clouds using Ocean Depth Versamagic chalk ink. I decide to use the grey cardstock to create the sea - it matches the colour of the North Sea off the coast of England! I stamped multiple times the waves from the stamp set and cut them out to create layers of waves between which I could tuck the gulls. To finish I added some stickles to the waves. I assembled the card on a 6x6 card base and added a sentiment from the set in black archival ink.