This month's challenge over on Craft A Scene is "Let Your Light Shine", which translates to a scene with a lighthouse. When I joined the Design Team, I decided I wanted to vary my techniques, partly to keep myself from stagnating, but also it might encourage others who don't have much in the way of stamps.
The challenge criteria on Craft A Scene does not insist on stamping as the technique, so it is up to you how you interpret the theme. You must have a background and foreground scene to fulfil the main need. You can use your cute characters, but you must have that scene for them to sit in.
This card features decoupage, which seems to have gone a little out of fashion just lately. The original image is a topper from Greeting Card Factory, which I have had for ages, just a flat picture. All that was needed was to print the image out four times and decide where they could be cut to give realistic-ish depth to the picture. You could take a photo of a lighthouse and do the same thing with it.
Layer 1 - the complete image
Layer 2 - just cutting off the sky and clouds
Layer 3 - cutting at the base of the jetty
Layer 4 - the lighthouse, and the three sailing boats.
I used my bone folder to curve each layer slightly before glueing with Pinflair Gel, to give a bit more
movement to the pieces, then I sprayed the topper with Spray and Shine from Crafters Companion. Then it was all matted and layered on dark blue card and holographic card.
So come on, all of you, join us in this challenge, and see what you can do. Stamps, digi stamps, decoupage or any other technique you can think of as long as it features a SCENE with a lighthouse in it. I can't wait to see them. Then wander round and have a look at all the other offerings from the Design Team and the other entries.