Another week has flown by so that means its time for a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
The latest challenge is to create a project with the theme:-
BY THE SEA
Well again lots of ideas about this topic and I couldn't decide so ended up with two cards.
The first is one using Stamping Up's 'Wetlands' stamp set. We made a similar one at a friends party but this one is on a larger scale. I used an off cut of card from an A4 sheet that I used to make a square card. I know people say you should use w/c paper but I've never bothered when doing small scale work.
First I scribbled some markers onto a long acrylic block then spritzed with water and laid it onto the white panel to print the background. I used a damp paper towel to bleach out some of the sky to create sky and added some darker ink to the bottom of the strip using the block method. I stamped the grasses,birds and sentiment in Momento black ink, mounted on black then popped up on pads. I added a little white gel pen to suggest light catching the water.
Not sure if they are classed as animals but I will enter the latest challenge at
Less is More - Animals
as well as
The second was made using a Michael Powell stamp 'Harbourside'
The main inspiration for this was the challenge over at The Male Room. This time they want you to:-
MAKE PINK MALE
This was a challenge and a half, use paper, pink shirt and then I thought of the colour washed houses at the seaside, so ended up with this busy scene on a simple square base card. I didn't use exclusively all pink but inter-dispersed other pastel colours on the houses. These scenes are great but are very busy so always tricky to make a card, so I went with a mount of black and then popped up on pads on a square base card. I left the sentiment off as I thought it looked better without. I coloured the scene (with difficulty) with Copics.
OK, that's it. Why not pop over and see what the rest of the fabulous DT have created for your inspiration and join in.