Last week I held another of my fortnightly BYO Stamps classes. All of the attendees had the Waterfront Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue, and were after some ideas of how to use it. So, I began by creating this serene waterfront scene.
My colours are from the Subtles collection and the project is similar to this card from a previous class. This project is going back to basics, pure stamping with stamps and inks, and no extra embellishments.
By first stamping the water’s edge across the page, this gives the starting point for the scene.
Above this line, trees and mountains are stamped in a combination of first, second and some third generation stamping. Then, by turning the project upside down, the reflections are added just below the water’s edge in second generation stamping. Rather than being really precise and lining everything up perfectly, just aligning a few points of the trees and mountains was good enough to give the right effect.
Then it was time to add the water with lots of stamping of the same image to achieve the depth and colour tones needed.
Finally, a So Saffron sun completes the scene before the whole card is assembled.
It’s a great card to have in your collection, ready to send. There is space at the bottom of the card to add your own sentiment too.
I almost feel like I’m sitting at the edge of this peaceful waterfront scene. It reminds me of happy times in the Lake District.
This was the more ‘traditional’ project of the three from the class. Make sure you pop back for the other less standard projects.
I think it’s great to be able to use your stamps in as many different ways as you can, and these BYO Stamps classes enable that. Attendees are able to think about their stamp sets in a slightly different way.
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