The challenge this month from ClarityStamp is the seaside. Well, elsewhere on this blog, I have already told of my love for Cornwall. I decided that I'd stick with that, as stamp no 54 from the Clarity Club reminded me of St Michael's Mount - in the bay off Marazion...oh, just so beautiful. This is sort of the view I had many year's ago when I stayed at the caravan site at Long Rock some ahem, 28 years ago...only without the lovers in the boat!
I started with a watercolour card post card (it does actually have the postcard bit stamped on the back). I tore a hole in some copy paper, and cut a circle and a mask of the castle from a post it.
I stamped St Michael's Mount in black archival, and did the sea and sky with distress inks. I removed the circle and then used a little adirondack in the sun. Then I removed the mask from the castle, and coloured that in with various Pro Markers, to get the feeling of a nice warm sandstone. Yes, I do know that it's a grey granite-y colour in real life, but let's not let real life get in the way of a good picture!
Then comes the lovers. This stamp has a fishing rod sticking out of the end of the boat, but I didn't ink that bit up. Then I turned it round to extend the ripples down to the edge of the postcard, and extended the sea colours down, too.
I stamped the sentiment in one corner, and used the lower case scrabble letters to add penzance - that will be the first time I have used the z!!
Hope you like!
Windsor and Newton: Water Colour postcard
Ink and Paint
Archival Ink: Jet black, Venetian Orange
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Adirondack: Sunshine Yellow
Promarkers: Aaargh, put them away before I noted down what I used - various!
ClarityStamp: Castle no 54, Fishing lovers, Sentiment, Alphabet lower case
Bling and glitz