Tuesday, February 20, 2018

WWC158 - Helen's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

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.


  1. You may be late out of the gate with the Waterfront stamp set Gail, but you sure added a special touch to this card front. Your scene looks amazingly like the Sunshine Coast landscape (coincidence?). Beautifully designed and coloured. Thanks for sharing and inspiring to use this set.

    1. It does look like the landscape here, doesn't it? Didn't plan it that way - I just started stamping. And this is what came out. LOL

  2. A lovely peaceful scene, Gail! Just beautiful! I'm sure it would be very well received.

    1. Thanks Helen. It was fun to do. Love this set and the possibilities.

  3. Gail, I've seen areas like this along the coast and am amazed that you've captured the scene so well. You've used the Waterfront stamp set beautifully. Your inner artist is showing. Well done!

    1. Thanks Heidi. I didn't consciously set out to depict the landscape here, but guess it was inevitible!


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