Sunday, February 17, 2013

Follow the river

We are continuing our February 'Let your light shine' lighthouse theme at Craft a Scene. Still time to play along! I wanted to do a lighthouse scene, without really including the sea and I was happy to ink up some of the new Stampscapes stamps:

This card is a odd size since I simply took a piece of glossy cardstock from my scraps and used that as the base. All the stamping, except the birds, was done with Archival Jet Black, starting with the new Rocky Waterside stamps. They are awesome and can be used to build many different scenes. I used a a torn scrap paper as a mask when stamping the lighthouse, since I wanted it to be behind the grassy hill. The scene was coloured with dye inks applied with a Colorbox Stylus Tool (see this tutorial). I left the sky and a large part of the river pretty light.

The birds were stamped twice with Denim ink to add some life to the scene. Some highlights were added with a white gel pen and just a little bit of mistiness with white pigment ink.

Thank you for the visit!

Happy stamping!


Stamps: Stampscapes: Migrating Birds 152D, Water Pattern 231C, Light, Rocks, and Waves Sm 306E, Beaver Sm. 316A, Beaver Lodge 317C, Rocky Waterside (left) 324G, Rocky Waterside (rigth) 325G, Hanging Branch Sm. 356D, Sentiment Sheet 5
Ink: Adirondack Aqua, Lettuce, Pesto, Stonewashed, Denim; Distress Ink Antique Linen; Memento: Bamboo Leaves; Colorbox Frost White
Surface: Kromekote glossy cardstock


  1. Such a beautiful scene... makes me feel calm and serene. The light on the water is amazing, and the sentiment is wonderful.
    Alison x

  2. What an amazing card you have built up the scene so beautifully that it has layers and movement. Makes me want to go walking there. Lovely card

  3. great card that's just perfect for that sentiment :) Debi x

  4. Beautiful colour work on this lovely scene! Hugs, Lesley

  5. Anna-Karin,
    Another wonderful scene. Don't have the new stamps yet. I still have old ones that have not been inked yet. LOL


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