Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By The Midnight Shore
This week at still addINKtive we are showcasing two stamp sets : By The Seashore and By The Tide.
I also found a great sketch to inspire me at Pals Paper Arts this week. I love square sketches!
By The Seashore is my newest set and I absolutely love it! There are just so many different ways of using it and so many different stamping techniques to try with it too. It’s the kind of set I really enjoy playing with, although with all the endless possibilities it was hard for me to actually complete a card. I had all these stamping experiments strewn all over my desk and I had to make myself stop and just finish something.
The blue shell was one of those experiments that didn’t turn out how I intended but I was really happy with the result. There were some beautiful cards on Splitcoast last week using a technique I hadn’t seen before. They had used crumb cake, painted white craft ink over the image and then coloured over the top with markers once dry. I thought I would try it on that shell but I had forgotten that they white embossed their image first. I stamped in midnight muse and started painted the white ink over it with my aqua painter, well obviously the blue just started running into the white! (Duh!!) But I realised it looked really effective anyway so I kept going with it. So anyway I made a new discovery, watercolouring with white ink! I’m not sure how useful that discovery will be, but at least it works on shells :)
Stamps : By The Seashore. Vintage Verses
Card : crumb cake. white, print poetry dsp stack
Ink : midnight muse, white, crumb cake
Other : mat pack, gel pen, aquapainter :)
Please take a look at what the rest of the design team have created. If you have one of these sets I hope you’ll make a new card with it or show us some that you’ve made previously. Oh and if you don’t own By The Seashore – you definitely should! :)