Toni here and head over fins for all of the nautical goodies coming in to The Heart Desires! Take the Hero Arts Manatee Stamp and Cut set that comes with stamps, sentiments AND dies. All that cuteness in one package--swoon!
I used the WRMK Next Level Wave Embossing Folder as a backdrop and framed the manatee scene with a porthole. Look at me getting all seaworthy! The VersaFine Onyx Black for the sentiment was a no-brainer; nothing is better for ultra-crisp sentiment stamping in my book. Oh, I should have said "boat"!
Of course, everything is colored with my beloved Copic Sketch markers. I used a Copic Multiliner to draw the waves and splash before coloring them in. Notice the color differentiation between the manatee above and below water? I like to do that after I've colored up the object then I layer the water color on top without worrying about shading because the object itself is already shaded. A bit of Clear Wink of Stella for the world's most uncomfortable bra and done!