Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tropical Shores

We are continuing our Tropical Shores March theme at Craft a Scene. I wanted to show that you don't necessarily need a lot of stamps in one theme to make a scene. All I used on my card was one scenic stamp, one sentiment stamp and a bird stamp:

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks using a Colorbox Stylus tool. The palm island was stamped with Archival Jet black ink. I used a piece of printer paper as a mask for the horizon line and started with the lightest shades of blue (Aqua) and pink (Shell pink). I wanted to create bands of colour in the water, making it darker at the front and lighter closer to the horizon. The sky was done with blue, pink and a little bit of purple.

I tossed a little bit of water on the scene, covering up the sky first, to create droplets for texture and then highlights were added with a white gel pen, which made quite a difference here to give more life to the water. The birds were stamped three times in the sky for some life. A little bit of white pigment ink was dry-brushed here and there.

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Thank you for looking!

Happy Stamping!


Stamps: Stampscapes: Palm Island 120F, Migrating Birds 152D, Sentiment sheet 4
Ink: Archival Jet Black; Adirondack: Aqua, Shell Pink, Purple Twilight, Stonewashed, Mushroom; Distress Ink: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire; Jenni Bowlin: Speckled Egg, Lavender Sachet, Chewing Gum; Memento: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk; Colorbox Frost White
Surface: Kromecote glossy cardstock


  1. A stunning scene, Anna-Karin. Love the colours you used. Your work is always so inspiring x

  2. Wow, what amazing streaks of colour - it's beautiful!
    Alison x

  3. Beautiful, striking colors. Love the scenic look. Edna


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