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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.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Craft A Scene - Ships in the Night No 2

This is my second offering this month as member of the DT for Craft A Scene.  The theme this month is "Ships in the Night", meaning that it should be a night scene and have a ship in it somewhere.  I had been playing around and trying to draw what I wanted.  Sadly, I was only using cheap copy paper which did mean that the image was not as clear as I would have liked, but I knew I could not have redrawn the scene, so it was down to a bit of computer trickery and cleaning up to get rid of the paper imperfections.  Then I could print the drawing out again on to watercolour paper, ready to colour in.

My favourite summer holidays as a child were mainly down at Newquay in Cornwall, and I remember going on a boat trip round the bay on one of the fishing boats.  I also enjoyed mooching round the harbour when the tide was out looking at all the little boats moored in there.  That was what inspired this picture.  In fact, the numbers on the boats are the numbers that belonged to two of the little boats from that time.  

The moon was created by masking with a post-it-note before brayering with Adirondacks  The rest of the colouring was done with Derwent watercolour pencils.  I also added a few highlights with a Sakura white pen. 

I hope you are all going to enter your own creations this month, and have fun making scenes to show Ships in the Night.  Go on, have a go.


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice picture Maggie I always like to see your hand drawn pictures
jacqui xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely scene, Maggie. Cornwall is one of my favourite holiday destinations too, particularly Mousehole, on one side, and Port Isaac on the other ... oh, and Helston too. Your scene reminds me of Port Isaac in particular. Elizabeth xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear Maggie ah so felt he atmosphere in this work and very clever working out how to get it on the good paper... our harbour has such moonlight nights, see them on a drive home.. and from my sister's home we can see the huge moon sometime rise over the sea too!!

I may try and enter this month as have stamps that suit and image already in snippets box as saw it last week. :D
May our dear God bless dear Maggie sending big loving blog hug, and much prayer too, Shaz in Oz.xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Maggie, love the beautiful scene you have created.

Linda xxx