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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 Stampscapes.
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. Both 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 think.