It's time for another Masculine Challenge, hosted this time by Helen.
I'm late to the party when it comes to the Waterfront stamp set - a truly magical stamp set designed by Connie Heisey, a Stampin' Up Million Sales Achiever. Pinterest is loaded with awesome samples of what can be done with this deceptively simple-looking stamp set. The possibilities are endless!
For my first use of this set, I simply wanted to stamp the images. It is sooooo easy to create a mountain paradise just by stamping. Each image creates its own shading - you don't have to think about anything. Here's what I came up with:
I started by stamping the line of mountains straight across the Whisper White cardstock, with Crumb Cake. I stamped multiple times without reinking to give the impression of mountains in the distance.
Next I created a transition space between the water and the mountains with Always Artichoke - again using stamping off.
Then I created the grassy hill with Old Olive, and stamped the trees randomly with Always Artichoke.
For the sky, I used Soft Sky, again stamping off to give a colour variation. The birds are from the High Tide stamp set and I used Night of Navy.
The water is done with Pool Party, stamped off. To add a little more interest to the water, I used the wave image from High Tide on top of the base stamping.
On the tag, I used Guy Greetings for the Happy Birthday and Thoughtful Banners for the Brother. They are stamped with Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla. It looked a little too bright, so I stamped one of the images from Waterfront with Crumb Cake then popped it up with Dimensionals over a strip of Metallic Copper Ribbon tied in a simple knot to finish it off.
To see more inspiring projects from the other Watercooler Artists, visit Watercooler Wednesday.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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