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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Craft a Scene - Let Your Light Shine - No 2

It is now week 2 of the Craft A Scene challenge for February on the theme of "Let Your Light Shine", a scene featuring a lighthouse, and my second offering to you.  I have gone back to stamping for this one, having just received a seaside set in the post just before Christmas.  All the stamps are from Hobby Art company, who specialise in making sets of clear polymer scene making stamps, which all link with each other.  In fact, I used stamps from two different sets.

For once in my life, I had done most of the masks before and had them lined up ready for use - or I thought I had, then I had to make another couple for the smaller boats, and they were so tiny to cut out and kept getting lost.

I used Adirondacks and the Speedball brayer to colour the sky and the sea, and then touched them up with a make up sponge.  The beach was more of a problem, and mainly done by dabbing with a make up sponge, and Promarkers, which I also used for the lighthouse and the boats.  I added the red stripe to the lighthouse to keep it in line with the iconic image - plain ones don't look right.  Blending the line between sea and shore was harder, but I used my Versamark pen and white detail embossing powder to add little foamy waves and a few "white horses".

Now it your turn to look at what everyone else has done so far this month and see what you can produce to show us at Craft A Scene.  Don't forget to leave a comment for those you visit, we all love to read them.

PS I know my sea is running out to the left.  I have the same problem when I take photos.  If I had trimmed it to sort that out, the lighthouse would have turned into the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Maggie love that scene
jacqui x

Di said...

It's fabulous Maggie! I might as well hang up my brayer now :( A delightful scene and I love the movement in it. Hugs, Di xx

Rebecca said...

Hi Maggie i really like your card its a lovely scene you've created!

Lots of love Rebecca xx

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful scene, Maggie. Very serene.

aussie aNNie said...

Such a fab scene Maggie, love your colouring in too...gorgeous lighthouse image.luv annie

have joined your blog as a new member


Ineke said...

This is a nice card. The horizon is also the same as in your photos :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ineke said...

This is a very nice card. The horizon is also the same as in your photos, so it is realy you :-).
Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment.
Greetings Ineke

lada_vl said...

Very beautiful card! The sky very realistic!