Monday 18 August 2014

By the Lakeside

Welcome all.  I have another male birthday to make for and so out came my Sheena Douglass stamp set A Little Bit Scenic - Sea Scapes.  I chose the shoreline stamp and the boat.  The rest of the scene is obviously my own imagination.  I did wish afterwards, that I had chosen a softer colour ink rather than the Black Archival to stamp with, and that I had left the sharp edge free of ink so the line between lake and shore was not so prominant, but perhaps next time I will  change it a little.

The scene was stamped on the half of a white card which I saved when I pulled my last card apart, and I wasn't sure how it would take the watercoloured distress inks, but it held up pretty well apart from one spot on the distant hills where there is a slight white mark which again I didn't notice until I had photographed it.  I could have tried to get rid of it, but after my recent poor attempts at correcting things I decided to err on the side of caution and live with it.  The colours for the water and sky were Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and near the horizon Shaded Lilac.  On the shore I used Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Walnut Stain, and for the boat I used Walnut Stain and Fired Brick.  I quite often mix the colours together to get slightly different shades so they probably don't look exactly as expected.

The boat was stamped on a snippet of white card, coloured and then cut out and applied to the scene with some Pinflair Glue Gel.  I think a little artistic licence is needed where the boat is concerned as I think it looks a little large for the background, but I felt that something was needed in the front of the scene.  I decided when I thought I had finished to add the distant hills to give it a little more interest and a touch of sun coming through.  Not sure if it works but thought it added more atmosphere to the scene, as hopefully do the three very distant birds.  I decided not to add a sentiment on the outside as, to be honest, I wasn't sure where to add it, so as I always use an insert I put the sentiment in there instead. 

Thank you for taking an interest in my meanderings, and I really do appreciate it.  With this in mind I would like to introduce a new follower who is Jacee of  Simply Paper Card Design.  I'm sure she would love it if you pop by and say hello. 

Pat  x

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 138.  I used a snippet of white card and also a recycled card back.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Summer.
The Artistic Stamper - August Challenge - Anything Goes.                                                                                                                              


Jean said...

This is really lovely scene that you have created Pat. I love the colours you used and the way you have achieved a good watery effect for the lake, with a nice bit of sun reflection too.
Jean x

Liz said...

This is really lovely, Pat. It looks such a tranquil place. x

Di said...

Absolutely lovely Pat - you're braver than me and such a great result!

Hugs, Di xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Pat :-) the whole scene is stunning ! I would frame this ,,, brilliant ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Debs Willis said...

What a peaceful scene, love it!
Debs x

Jacee said...

Such a lovely scene Pat, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

scrappymo! said...

I love the sun coming through the clouds...I has a beautiful look to that effect.

Your scene is gorgeous. I love that old much character there,

Darnell said...

Picture me, bowing down, Pat! I make cards, you create ART! This is magnificent!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Pat, this is just wonderful! Your boat in the foreground is supposed to be larger I think! (bear in mind I've had no art training in perspective, but I read!). It's a wonderful interest in the front of the image I think. Also loved the way you've done that background with the watery colors and the sun peeking through the mist. Would not have noticed your 'white spot' had you not mentioned it, but that is design license. I've gone through the mountains many times, and see 'spots of color' that were there, so that's what this is! (I like that you caught it in the photo! Makes me feel better as I do that all the time!). You've done a wonderful job on this card. It's just great! (Thanks for saying the sweet things about the gelli. Your beautiful card & Elizabeth's made me determined to at least try this.. got lots of practicing to do with it though). TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs