Hi all. Here is another masculine card as I needed a card for a cousin's husband and so I decided to use this Sheena Douglass stamp called Just Chilling which I have used only once before. Last time I did it just as a silhouette, but this time I decided to use my Misti stamp positioner and ink up the stamp in different colours to make the scene. although I did do the sea and sky with a waterbrush. Here is the last occasion I used it, for hubby's birthday actually nearly two years ago, and dreadful that I haven't used it since...shame on me!
I stamped the boat, the ripples in the water and the distant horizon with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to start with by adding the ink to the stamp where I wanted it and then spritzed with a little water before stamping. I then added a little Candied Apple DI to the bottom of the boat, and Lucky Clover and Pine Needles DI's to the greenery on the left, all spritzed with a little water before stamping. I then added the birds using Versafine Vintage Sepia and then coloured the water using Adirondack Stonewashed and Blueprint Sketch DI. For the sky I again used some Stonewashed but added some bits of Mermaid Lagoon but sparingly as it is quite bright. I applied the inks using a waterbrush.
I then layered it on to some blue card and stamped the sentiment again using the Vintage Sepia ink and then added it to a 7" x 5" white base card.
This technique is a bit fiddly and if the ink strays where you don't want it I wipe it away using some kitchen towel. I think to firm up the outlines of the boat I did stamp again using the Brushed Corduroy but this time without spritzing. I think the jury's out as to whether this looks better than the last time, and one of the birds got smudged a bit, but I had spent quite a lot of time on it and needed to get the card posted so I decided it looked good enough to send, and just hope he likes it.
Thank you for visiting today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenge:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Masculine.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - June - Masculine.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 2 Use Water Colours.