The inspiration for my design came from an older video by Jennifer McGuire where she used repeat sentiment stamping and the MISTI to create a simple background for her images. I decided to take her idea one step further by stamping the sentiment in a masked circle. I used the second smallest die from the Single stitched line circle frames to cut out a circle from masking paper and then created masks for my seagull and clouds (Seaside Seagulls). After stamping my images in CP Black Jack ink and placing my masks, I did some soft ink blending using Tumbled Glass DI and a jumbo dauber before stamping the sentiments. To enable me to stamp the sentiment in black (Versafine) in two lines, I did some stamp surgery by cutting up the stamp. After that, I put the sentiment together again on the lid of my MISTI so that I could stamp the entire sentiment repeatedly in Stoneblue CP ink.
After removing the masks, I coloured my images using Copics and used a brown coloured pencil to add some woodgrain texture.