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You are welcome to copy any of my designs, as long as you do not take credit for them yourself. I am very happy for you to sell them. If I have used anyone else's design, I always try to give credit where it is due. If I have missed anything, please let me know and I will put things right.

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, 24 March 2013

Craft A Scene - March 24th - Tropical Shores

This is my third and final DT offering for Craft A Scene for March on the topic of Tropical Shores, which must include palm trees.  As I said on my post last week, I have very limited resources on this sort of topic, so it was back to the drawing board (literally) for this one. This was inspired by a photo I had found online ages ago - not sure whose it was but if you know, then please tell me.

I drew it to begin with in pencil, then coloured the sky, sea and sand with Derwent Water Colour Pencils.  The man paddling and the trees then looked too faint and wishy washy, so I darkened them up with a black Promarker.

I mounted it on dark blue and then mauve pearlescent card.  I love that card, it always looks good and feels good.

I hope you all like this one, and that it will persuade more of you to join in with the challenge this month.  Come on, have a go and have fun, and post your entry at Craft A Scene.


scrappymo! said...

You are very talented...I could never draw like that...
You have put your skill to good use here as you've made a lovely scene for your card!

Thanks for the kind comments on my room. It is quite big and I am lucky enough to have a son-in-lay who is a countertop installer...lucky me. Although my room is a decent size, it is alas in the basement. It was originally intended for a media room (you can wee the speaker wires up by the ceiling)as it does not have any windows!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this Maggie you have a talent I can only dream of
jacqui x