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!


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

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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