For the background I used a selection of blues including Adirondack Stonewashed, DI Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers, and Memento Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue, plus some DI Seedless Preserves. Using the Gelli Plate I made the background scene by laying the colours so that you could see where the sky ended and the sea began. I used a piece of crumpled cling film and made some texture for the sea and darkened the sky at the top and outer edges but kept the sky much smoother. After pulling the print I decided that the sky was not quite what I wanted so cut off the piece above the horizon line, and started again with another print, and this print I liked much more so then combined the two pieces together. I added some extra detail to the sea by darkening some of the colours and giving it some movement by adding white horses using some white acrylic paint, and then telling myself to stop before going too far and ruining it!
I stamped the lighthouse using Black Archival ink on a snippet of white card, and using my inks in various colours including Memento Bamboo Leaves and London Fog, Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, and Distress Inks Barn Door, Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade, I painted the scene using a water brush. I cut this out added it to the background minus the bit of sea which is also part of the stamp, using some Pinflair Glue Gel, and then on the horizon line and round the front I added a tiny bit more acrylic too. By rights I should probably have darkened these areas not lightened but quite liked the effect.
Lastly with another snippet of white card I stamped the sentiment again using Black Archival ink and then die cut the shape using a Spellbinder Labels Thirty Three, the middle sized die, and leaving it in place inked it using Memento Teal Zeal.
To finish I made three little birds with a Black Micron Pen.
Now I would like to introduce my latest two followers:
Asha Martins - Sunny Summer Crafts
Marja de Visser - Marja's Stamp Addiction and also Marja's Creativity
Please visit these ladies and see the their lovely creations, you won't be disappointed! I would like to say a big thank to Asha, Marja, and all my other followers, and also everyone else who stops by as I really do appreciate your interest.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 133 where we have to use snippets of paper or card.
The Artistic Stamper - By the Seaside.
Creative Card Crew - Sea/Beach