The first thing I did was to look up pictures of sunsets on Google. Yes, I'm a googler. I was having trouble choosing my colors and looking through some pictures helped immensely! I finally settled on Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks. When you mix them while watercoloring, they blend beautifully and I just love the results I got! I then cut out a panel using a stitched rectangle die and cut some waves with a die in different colors. I stamped the bottle image and then colored it with copics. The sentiment was stamped on the front wave piece in Versamark and then heat embossed with gold because I thought it would go well with the sunset colors. I added the twine to the panel before I adhered it to the card base and then popped on a few sparkling clear sequins. I added some stitched detail to the wave die cuts with a gel pen. I have to say that I love how this turned out!
I'm also going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer. I think that beautiful sunset and the waves remind of spending time at the beach!
Stamps: Ahoy Me Hearty (Paper Smooches)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Waves (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Kraft, Strathmore Watercolor, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink: Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves (Distress Inks); Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Assorted Copics
Other: White gel pen, gold embossing powder, hemp twine, sparkling clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)