Sunday, June 29, 2014

Craft a Scene - By the Sea Final Week

We are seeing such wonderful scenes in our "By the Sea" challenge this month! If you have time, enter our challenge before you head out to your own holiday.  We are looking for stamped or digi'd scenes with foreground and background images by the sea which means  you need to include a bit of sand and water.  

I have more email entries to share:

Dawn R wrote:

Here's my entry for the June challenge at Craft-A-Scene.  I started out by creating my desert island, with its lone palm tree (a stamp from Clarity Stamp).  The sunburst behind the island was made with a Clarity stencil; I made the sea by tearing strips of masking tape and layering them up, then brushing them with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  My original idea had been to add a greeting as a message in a bottle, floating in the ocean, but I realised that:
(a) I don't have a bottle stamp;
(b) I can't draw!; and
(c) the bottle would have to be way out of proportion if the greeting was to be legible! 

So, having given up on that idea, I needed something else for the foreground - and then I remembered that we had a Galleon stamp (also from Clarity), which might work quite nicely.  For my first attempt, I stamped it in black, but it looked  a bit heavy, so I tried again, this time stamping with Versamark and embossing with blue embossing powder.  The embossed finish also made it easier to cut away all the tiny pieces of card that were showing through the rigging.  I then fixed the ship onto the card using 3d foam mounts.

As I've used only Clarity Stamps for this card, I'm going to submit it to this month's challenge on their website too (the theme there is "Masculine")

Now on to the design team creations:

Such fabulous scenes! Now it is your turn to "Make your own garden" project. You may enter up to 3 times and as many other challenges as you wish. If you do not have a blog or account on Split Coast Stampers, then just email me a picture of the piece and I will add it to one of our posts.  

If you are not sure what constitutes a scenic project, check out the information here.

Have fun creating!



Dora said...

Hello Dawn,
beautiful card. and I like how you made the water. you let show that you do no need stamps to make a scene.
beautiful done!!
thank you for your emailentry this month.
kind regards, Dora

Helen in the UK said...

Great card Dawn. I especially like the way you've used the sunburst stencil :)