Thanks for stopping by.
Writing to you all the way from America, so thought I would show off another one of those fabulous scenic stamps which we launched over here on US TV.
This one reminds me so much of the steps leading down to the beaches in Carmel, California.
We lived there when the kids were small, and I spent many a happy hour on the beach with them. Those were magical times! Sealions, pelicans - yep, I think I left my heart on the Monterey Peninsula!
I remember my cousin Linda from London visited us one summer; it was the summer of the Rodney King riots in L.A. and the year Mark was born, so that would have been 1992. Well, Linda decided she was going to get a tan. Oh joy! Off to the beach we went! We were all covered up, with hats and shades and sunscreen, but oh no! Not Linda. She slapped on the Hawaiian fry me oil and went for it. I kid you not; within 2 hours she was as red as a Carribean lobster. The sun is so deceiving there! Her legs looked as though she was wearing a pair of bright red tights! Mad English and the midday sun springs to mind....but I digress.
And let's face it - this scenic stamp could be in Kent too !! Although it would take a little longer to fry your bacon and eggs like Linda did!
So let's take a closer look at this artwork....
Dust a piece of Theuva card with talc before you begin;
stops the embossing powder from clinging to the card.
This will give you a super embossed line art image, really easy to colour in.
Promarkers or any other alcohol pens work beautifully on Theuva Card.
Just start filling the images. Start with the lightest colours and then added shade and perspective with the darkers colours.
I love colouring in. It is soooo relaxing! You will find that the colours blend beautifully on Theuva card.
Let's get in close to see....
The embossed lineart helps you add shade too.
Decide what word best suits your artwork, and add it using the Letterbox Kit. Cover up with the mask.
I went with Joy. For me, Carmel memory = Joy
Cover up the finished piece with the accompanying stencil round,
and brush Tumbled Glass around the edge.
Add some streamers to the Letterboxes with a Micron pen.
A little matting and layering, and the job is done.
I hope you like this artwork. Makes a beautiful card for many occasions; birthday, best wishes, get well soon, Easter, invitation to a garden party, the list goes on!
I shall tackle number 3 in the set, Napa Valley, next week. You can buy them individually too though!
Lots of love,