Monday, 19 September 2016

seashore scenes

 Thought I would show you the cards that were shown on Lesley's recent show on the Craft Channel featuring seaside stamps. There are some lovely stamps on other sheets, but I only had the
seashore scenes set of stamps - others are still on the want list, especially the mermaid, sea horse and the quotes!
For the first card I used a sheet of paper coloured with my favourite brusho powders that had been around for a while - the sunset colours went well with the lighthouse! I tried to stamp the image (in black versafine) so that the sun was on the yellow part, but did add some extra colour to it with watercolour pencils. Also used the pencils to add colur to the sea and the cliffs and some shading to the lighthouse.
Matted onto dull gold card, base card is 15x15 cm.

Second card is another sunset version. again in black versafine but this time onto a very light grey card. Extra colour added with watercolour pencils
 Somewhat different for the third card, this time using the single image of the lighthouse, stamped at the bottom right of a white 15x15cm card blank. Cloud stamps added , also the grass stamps to give sand dunes. The seagull was stamped on a spare bit of white card, coloured with watercolour pencils, and die cut. Matching diecut in dull gold card,  added to top left of card blank.

 This card used an A6 kraft card blank as a base, again coloured with watercolour pencils.
For the final card I tried to create a night-time scene, stamped in black onto a medium grey card.Coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils and distress inks using a waterbrush. White pen to add highlights and the beam of light from the lighthouse. Matts are white and dull silver.

I really enjoyed playing with this set and the pencils!


  1. Veronica all your cards are stunning you have used the stamps in a very different way every time by using different card and it works beautifully. Lol xxx ChrisB

  2. They are all beautiful Vronnie. Especially love the Kraft card. Would never have thought to use this image on that card. Super effect with the white highlights and the sun in the sea.
    Hugs Flo xx


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