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Monday, January 19, 2015

Create a Scene

Over at Crafty Individuals they have a great theme for January's challenge...
"Create a Scene"...I have several Crafty Individual stamps, but only a few that I could make a scene with...well, I could use a selection of different stamps,but I chose to go with this set....


This piece of wood had a rubber stamp attached to it, over the years I have removed most of my stamps from the wood, it measures 5.5" x 4.5"
First I gessoed the wood, then painted it in cream acrylic paint. Once dry I then used a selection of acrylic paints for the sea, sand and sky....just swiping the brush across the block.
I put the block aside to dry...


I stamped the row of beach huts and the bathing belle on to some thin cream card, coloured them and then cut them out.
I used one of the verses and randomly stamped around the edge of the block.
I then adhered the images to the block...on reflection I should have put the beach huts slightly lower.


To finish I used an orange glitter pen and scribbled across the sand and while it was still wet I rubbed across it...I just want a light sparkle on the sand...I also did the same, although slightly less, for the sky.
To add the sparkle to the water, I used stardust stickles very sparingly and rubbed that lightly across the water...then I dried that with my heat tool, so the moisture in the glue wouldn't spoil the paint.
Once it was completely dry I lightly went over areas of the water with some platinum gilding wax.

Unfortunately,the light being so bad the sparkle didn't really show up ,so I resorted to laying the piece down flat and used the flash on my camera to light up the sparkle.

You can find the challenge here....Crafty Individuals   



7 comments:

Coco said...

Your little seaside scene on this piece of wood is wonderful Sandie!!! I love especially the sparkle to the water and the sky, everything is perfect and the colours are fantastic. So realistic wow!! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals challenge this month. Coco xx

Anonymous said...

Of all your lovely works of art, this is my favourite
Great use of a piece of wood.......I think it's all just perfect, the huts to me seem just right, it's lovely and clever and ooh! Inspirational
Well done and thanx for sharing
Jan
X

Anne said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! What a superb idea and beautifully stamped and designed. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lise Cooke said...

YOU ARE SO AMAZING, WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA TO RE USE THE OLD WOOD. THE WAY YOU HAVE DONE THIS IS STUNNING AND AMAZING, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT XXX

Jean Hardy said...

What a lovely use for a stamping block - very scenic and perfect for this Challenge. Thank you for joining in the CI Challenge, Jean x

nefertiti said...

Lovely seaside scene Sandie!
Sylvie

Daniele said...

such a great scene, love the thought of the seaside and warm weather to come. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals
hugs