I stamped the fish and sentiment with VersaMark and embossed them with a glittery gold EP. I then rubbed them with a bit of green and bronze Pearl Ex to give them a bit of luster. I stamped the kelp and other greenery with both the olive and burgundy inks, making only minimal efforts to line the stamps up- I wanted to see what the offset effect was and I like it. I fussy cut some of the greens to layer them with the fish and generally add a bit of depth to it all.
The base paper is kraft (Crumbcake) and actually lands somewhere between the grey and tan colors depending on the light.
Paper: (Kraft, Really Rust, Certainly Celery): Stampin' Up, (Burgundy/Brown, Green DP): ?
Ink: (Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy): Stampin' Up, (VersaMark): Tsukineko
Misc: (Jeweled Gold EP): Stampendous, (Green Yellow & Super Bronze Pearl Ex): Stampin' Up/Jacquard
Stamps: (Fishy Philosophy): ippity
Simon Says Stamp: Favorite tool (LOTS and LOTS of fussy cutting with my favorite pair of small, sharp scissors!)
Desert Island Crafters: #28: For a child 10 or younger, masculine, brown, maybe humorous/punny sentiment