Saturday, 1 April 2017

Create a Seaside Scene With High Tide Stamp Set.

I love working from scratch and creating scenes with my inks and stamps, and the High Tide set by Stampin' Up! does not disappoint. I envisaged a stormy late afternoon for this scene, and used a combination of techniques including: sponging, masking, water colouring and stamping.

Here is the card I made.

The colour palette I used consists of the following Stampin' Up! classic ink colours: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Night of Navy, Soft Suede and Memento Black.

I created a mask for the light house and the lower half of the scene and started to sponge with the lightest colour first. I built up storm clouds using a mask torn from scrap paper, and created the headland in the distance using another torn piece of paper as a mask. You can give an indication of falling rain by swiping your sponge loaded with a darker colour, in  the one direction.

Then I stamped the water in Marina Mist and Night of Navy, plus I added sponged Sweet Sugarplum and Night of Navy. the foreground is stamped in Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze, and the light house is stamped in Soft Suede and Night of Navy. I then dragged a little Suede ink across the white bits to soften the effect.  The grasses at the front are stamped with Cajun Craze and Navy and the birds are in Memento Black.

To finish off the card I heat embossed a sentiment in White Embossing Powder, and matted the image onto white before adhering it to a black card base. 

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  1. wow, very effective result, thanks for sharing

  2. Ann ... as I said last night ... this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love your use of colours, shading and masking. I so want to be half as good as you when I grow up! See you next week!!

  3. I'm always so impressed with your cards Ann, and this is truly no exception. I haven't inked up my High Tide set yet, but your inspiring card is giving me the urge. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  4. Whoa! So cool and beautiful!!

  5. Really beautiful. ..saw your youtube dem and am inpired but South Africa just a tad far for joining the team

  6. would really love to have a tutorial for this. so pretty and my favorite colors

    1. HI Connie. You can see a video tutorial on my you tube channel:
      Hope you enjoy it.


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