Monday, 15 May 2017

A Whale's Tale for Stampendous

Our theme at Stampendous this week is 'Under the Sea' and for this make I used one of my favourite stamps from the new release, Stylised Whale; I love the 'Zentangle' detail on this stamp. I chose to use it slightly differently, focussing on just the tail. I'm lucky enough to have been whale watching and this bit is about all you get to see coming up through the waves!

Here's how I made it:

1 Colour some book pages with spray inks and sprinkles of FX powder in tones of blue and green. 

2 Draw wavy shapes at random and cut along the lines. Edge each piece with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste using a palette knife to simulate white water in the waves.

3Cover a Tando board with book paper then add white gesso and some light areas of ink. 

4 Colour (I used alcohol markers) and cut out the whale; also stamp and cut out a Laurel Burch sentiment. 

5 Assemble as shown adding the whale behind the book page 'waves'. Use some silicone adhesive behind the whale’s tail to lift it slightly. Glue the sentiment in place.

Products used:
Stampendous Cling Stamp: Stylized Whale
Stampendous Laurel Burch Perfectly Clear Stamp: Geo Floral Wishes
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste - Regular
Dreamweaver FX Powders
Tando Creative Media Board

You can see my project and get a print-friendly version here on the Stampendous website.

Thanks for stopping by,
Katy x


  1. I do love sea themes and this is the third one I have seen today so I've been spoilt. Love how the Zentangle whale and the way he is sticking tail up in the textured waves. Love it.. Thanks for sharing Katy.. Tracey xx

    1. Thanks Tracey - I enjoyed making this one :)

  2. I loved this even before I knew it was yours !. i love the texture of the waves and the colours are lush.........Mags x

  3. A Whale's Tale or Tail!!! Hehhehe - ADORE this Katy. Love how you did the waves. You have me starting the week with a big smile... SUPER FINE! Xj.

  4. What a cool card! Love how you left only the tail out! The paper pattern is cool to! TFS!

  5. This is STUPENDOUS! Love your creativity with this whale watching "snapshot" project. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Totally devine!I love the tail comming out of the waves of your background.

  7. Wonderful!!! Can I copy you in my own style of course!!
    Sandy xx