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Welcome to my blog. Over the years that I have been stamping and paper crafting, I have so often been inspired by the ideas on other sites and blogs. I hope I can pay that back in some measure with my own. (In between laughs -- or cackles as my son calls it!)

June 17, 2012

Sunset Harbor

I am just loving these new stamps by Art-Kure.  Today I'm using the 'Blackwater, Essex' harbor scene.

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I experimented by adding pinks and purples to the blue in the sky and water.  I was really happy with how my sunset sky and water it turned out. Don't be afraid to add the color reflections to the water, it gives it a lot of life. After coloring the image, I layered it on to black.

This was then layered on to a sheet with white, purple and blue watercolor-y splotches...the technique is called smackin' acetate.  Here's a great tutorial.

The background was layered onto black and then on to a mauve folded card base. I thought about adding some embellishments, but I restrained myself.  The image is just too breathtaking to need anything else.

If you like scenic stamping, be sure to check out this Art-Kure collection.  There are some stunning trees as well that are very versatile.

Enjoy your Sunday!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful Marge!! Your sky is soooooooooooooooo smooth. Love your blending!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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  2. I love the image of my old sailing grounds. The colouring is beautiful.

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