Sunday, 1 August 2010

Over at Lots to Do, the Challenge this week is scenic route – not sure about the route but it’s definitely scenic, lol.

I was playing with my friend’s Silkies and made a cool background which is perfect for this stamp.  I just stamped and embossed the Stampscapes image and the words, then highlighted the rocks and water with white pen.  Nice, quick and easy. 

ltd scenic

Must say here (although I probably shouldn’t…) that I wouldn’t buy Silkies cos I don’t think they’re worth the money. They’re water based pearly paints, which come in a little nail polish like bottle, with a brush.  The background was made by putting a few colours on a craft mat, spritzing with water, then brayering.  They DO give a lovely shimmer and dry very quickly and I do like the colours but there’s very little in each bottle and I don’t think they’re all that easy to use.  Just my humble opinion, lol.

26 very much appreciated comments:

Sarah A said...

Hi Cath

Wow this is stunning, makes me want to dive right in that water!! Must try silkies out some day they look gorgeous!

Sarah x

Laura said...

This is lovely, great colours and it has such depth!

Carol Q said...

wow that's fab Cath. The water looks so realistic

JoZart said...

Can I go there please? It looks lovely! You are right, the background is perfect.
Jo x

Helen said...

I just love stampscapes images, perfect for this challenge. Love your card.

Tracy Evans said...

Stunning image and what a great card, the white really highlights areas, great idea. Tracy x

Martina2801 said...

OMG, Cath - this Stampscapes scene is a dream! So beautifully created.

Lorraine said...

OMG OMG OMG this is a painting its gorgeous forget the card this should be in a frame its absolutely stunning you are amazing at this sort of crafting i absolutely love it so much more that a card in my opinion i just adore your work xx

stampdiva said...

I LOL at your "nice, quick easy" - do I believe you?! Doesn't look quick but anyway, gorgeous result, very soothing. Lynne M x

crafty creations said...

Wow Cath this is amazing - simply beautiful - the colour, the scene, everything

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Artyjen said...

I'm ready to pack my bags and go there now! LOL
Gorgeous scene...love the colour
xoxo Sioux

Zoechaos said...

Nice Quick Easy and Beautiful such a beautiful image the colours are just so right, it is a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at LTD this week. xx Zoe

Jack said...

Just beautiful Cath. Haven't seen Stampscapes for ages. Might just have to get my set out again. xx

sam21ski said...

Fantastic Cath, wish I could get my silkies to do that - lol xxxx

Sid said...

Fab card with great effects !!

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - you do create some fantastic art Cath. You've inspired me to dig out my Stampscapes and make something of my own.
Best wishes - Liz B

Von said...

Isn't that stunning :) can't say I have any silkies so no idea how you did the back ground
Von

Diane Whitehouse said...

Lovely card, Cath - the water looks so realistic!
Diane x

Tinkertaylor said...

Lush

Sue said...

This is beautiful, it doesn't look quick and easy to me. I must check out these stamps x

Dotpat said...

This is gorgeous Cath, right up my street as you know

cockney blonde said...

Really like this Cath. Know what you mean about the silkies. I just feel that its something else that I really don't need, what with all the other products we already have, x

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous, love the colours.

Anke said...

WOW Cath your card is so wonderful.

Hugs
Anke

Jaqi said...

Stunning colours , what a beauitful card

Chris said...

Stunning scenery. The water looks so inviting.