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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

By the Sea…Craft A Scene

This was a bit of a panic moment, as I had the image in my head that I wanted to use- a lighthouse, from June 01 shaz wmStampscapes.
Trouble was, when I got my stamps out, I realised that this is not the lighthouse image I have, mine is the one from U/M set 4, and the one I thought I had is on U/M 12! As it is, I think the digi version probably worked better anyway.

So this is my first project using Digi-Stamps – the only ‘real’ stamp here is the Postcard word, from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous here (USA), and here (UK). The Beach Huts are from Stitchy Bear Digital Designs, and the Lighthouse, from Daisy’s Digi Doodles.
I merged the two with photo editing software, and tried a couple of combinations of lighthouse positions before I settled on this one. The scene immediately made me think of a postcard, so thats what it became.
I was nicely surprised to find that printer ink is quite compatible with Promarkers- I had visions of an icky mess! I had a watercolour type image in my head, but I don’t think that would have gone well with the printer ink, so I stuck to pale Promarkers, lots of blender, and only adding colour to small areas. I used Archival Black for the Postcard word, the shell is a found item from a beach, and the little starfish was in a basket of small shells bought on holiday once. Beach WMBoth added with silicone glue.
The image was printed onto Neenah Card, and when I printed out the image, I also printed another one onto cheap copy paper to give me a mask for the beach huts so I could stamp my lighthouse behind them! A project for another time when I have the right stamp, I thinkWinking smile.


Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colouring and the images you used are great.

NancyD said...

Really great scene. Love the perspective of the little beach houses. NancyD

sweetpea said...

Beautiful I love your artwork. I'm so glad I found your blog, Will be back to see what your up to regularly Jan :)x

kathi17 said...

I love this card. It's so different with the beach houses and light house. It looks very peaceful and serene, sort of like it's off season, waiting for everyone to return.

Scrap Affair said...

I do love this card too-and it made me also think of a post card:) it should have said in a handwriting: "wish you vere here"
:)) it is just perfect

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Shaz am back as you can see and have missed your work and love what you have done here - well done you! thanks for sharing Shaz in Oz.x

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Shaz. Haven't been in to see you for a while. Hope you are keeping well.
Hettie x


Hi Shaz - I just found your fabulous blog when searching the 'net for "can I use Sizzix Framelits in my Cuttlebug", and your excellent tutorial popped up on my 'puter!!! Thank you so much for the detailed advice - I really appreciate it.
I have also enjoyed taking a peek at your beautiful work - you make the most wonderful scenic cards, and your other tutorials are extremely helpful.
Many thanks - Sylvia x

Winnie said...

Such a lovely card. I love the soft look you got and the the use of the shell and star fish was a great idea. They are such great images too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

GREAT job! I love what you have created here and your embellishments are perfect! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving me such kind words! Have a fabulous week!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Shaz this is wonderful! I love the vintage look of a tinted postcard and the starfish and shell finish it beautifully. Hugs, Vicky