Saturday 10 July 2021

Thank you for being there

Hello, crafting friends!

After a busy week, I've just enjoyed a calming session with stamps, stencils and inks. What on earth do non-crafters do to relax?!

I fancied making a scene with Waffleflower's wonderful Stencil 'n' Stamp Lighthouse set and decided on a watercolour background. I used temporary glue to position the lighthouse mask on a watercolour paper card panel, then washed in a sky with pale blue ink. I used the stencil to create rocks/sea with a darker blue ink and water. Once the mask and stencil were removed, and the panel dried,  I was able to stamp the lighthouse over the white masked area using a dark red ink. I was amazed at the crisp result!

The panel was trimmed to size using my favourite stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle and then it was time to add details. I stamped some birds in grey ink, adding white highlights with a white Posca acrylic paint pen...

... then tapped the pen against a ruler to add some white 'sea spray'. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Today's Tiles, stamped in navy ink and carefully fussy cut before attaching to the scene. The panel was attached to a card base to finish.

I'm entering this card in the Any Occasion challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More; at Color Hues, Carol has chosen a Blue and Red colour duo for us to play with, so I'm playing along there too; I'm also joining in with the Allsorts challenge where Lolo has come up with a Masculine theme.

We've had family visiting through the week so forgive me for not being around much. The house always seems so quiet when they leave but the good news is that I've learned some new vocabulary from my youngest son! When I visit your blog,  don't be surprised if instead of saying that yI like your card, I tell you that it's 'bopping'!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Just saw this on Insta. I could not love this more...

  2. Your lighthouse and seascape make me feel as though I am standing on the beach looking out to sea,a beautiful card

  3. Vicky, I absolutely adore this card! That water looks so fabulous or should I say boppin? LOL I am so glad you played along at Color Hues. Also, thanks for introducing me to Allsorts Challenge, I have never heard of it before. I was shocked to see they were around for so long. Take care!

  4. A wonderful and lovely card Vicky. Super sentiment too.
    Love the "new" word ;D
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Faith x

  5. Absolutely stunning colors and design Vicky, you could frame it as a painting.

    Hugs diane

  6. This card is just fabulous! I especially love the water, and wish now that I had put this in my cart! (Thought about it and didn't.) Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

  7. That’s certainly a “bopping” card. (You may have started a trend 😀)
    Fantastic stamping and painting.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. What a gorgeous scene, Vicky! Your scenic background is so realistic and I LOVE that red lighthouse!

  9. Beautiful lighthouse seascape, Vicky. Your watercoloring, stenciling and stamping turned out bopping!!! Glad you had such a fun time with family. Love and Hugs..Nancy
    BTW...I was a knitter in all my spare time before all my creative time turned to stamping/SU Demo (10 years) and then stamping/blogger (5+years):-) Gardening and hiking have always been a part of my life besides raising 3 kids and working full time...there was never enough hours in a day:-) But somehow it all got done and still a slower pace. Hugs...

  10. This looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge, xxxx

  11. Such a peaceful scene Vicky which makes for a perfect masculine creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Masculine' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  12. Oh Vicky, this is fabulous! Love the lighthouse and the wonderful quote!


  13. Now I am longing for the sea !!! Great card.

  14. Your lighthouse scene is bopping, Vicky! Your colors and details make this so very beautiful. Thanks for inspiring us at Color Hues!

  15. This is just gorgeous hun love it!!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. Gorgeous card with seaside scene!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  17. This is so pretty! Love the softness of the watercoloring and that bold lighthouse! Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted To Stamps and More!

  18. What a lovely ocean scene you've created. The red lighthouse really pops. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.


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