You are fin-tastic card | Ellen Hutson

by Alex

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see..

Edgar Degas

I lived in St. Petersburg several years ago. Saint Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia and probably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. There are lots of theatres, palaces, historical buildings and museums.

One of the famous museums is The State Russian Museum.
It is the world’s largest collection of Russian art, housed in a unique architectural complex in the historical center of St Petersburg. I visited it many times. I got inspired by one of the paintings from this museum to create my new project.
It is the famous painting “The Ninth Wave” by Ivan Aivazovsky (1850). He was one of my favorite painters who is always considered as one of the greatest masters of marine art. When I saw it at the first time I was absolutely impressed by it. You can imagine the dimensions of the painting is 221cm x 332cm ( 87 in x 131 in).

The colors, shadows and lights of this painting have inspired me to create a card.

A background was masked and blended with Distress inks and Altenew inks.

Then I added a few water splatters and left this to dry a little while.

I drew waves with Zig “Art & Graphic Twin watercolor markers.

To make the Moon’s surface I added some strokes with inks and markers. Then I stamped an abstract image from the Swhale stamp set. I then used my WRMK Crop a Dile Chomper to round the edges of the card panel and added the finished panel to a card base.

ellen-hutson-tutorial-alexsyberiaI’ve already have the cut and colored whale’s image (dotted technique) since the last project.

I popped up the imaje with foam tape. To finish my card I added sequins and a sentiment.



I hope you enjoyed the project and were inspired to create! 🙂


Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this project. Click on the icons to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Any commission I receive is put towards the running of my blog so I genuinely appreciate your support! Thank you so much!


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