Friday, February 5, 2016

Perils of the Sea.

I have so many stamps relating to the sea, that when I saw Stitchy BearStamps Steam Punk Sail Ship by Coosty Creations, I had my "aha" moment.  I started with a sheet from my metre-high kiwiana scrapbook pages that is a seascape.  There is already a fishing boat in it, but I covered it over with the digistamp.  I printed the digistamp out at one size, and a few copies at a smaller size.  The larger one was easier to cut out the "sky" between the sails,and also meant I could glue it to the page with a bit of a "billow" floating above the paper.  (You can see their shadows).  I cut a small one to use as a mask over another small one so I could colour the sky to match what was underneath, without worrying about overlapping the boat itself, so I didn't have to fiddle with clipping out tiny bits of "sky".  Both boats were coloured with Tombow & Marvy markers.  A third one was swabbed with inkpad daubers, ripped and sunk at the bottom of the seabed.

Then it was out with the stamps to have some fun.  With a kingfish already looking threateningly up at the ship, the theme of "Perils of the Sea" came to mind. First up, why shouldn't pirate ships be stem-paddle-sail-powered?  Just need a skull & crossbones and they're in business.  Then there's the weather, and the weekend I was creating this page, we've been on the edge of a Tropical storm, and it's a vigorous warm Northerly - heat embossed with Lindy Stamp Gang's Twilight Blue Slate,

Have fun looking at all the monsters of air and deeps, and don't swim out of your depth!!!

Steampunk sail ship from Stitchy BearStamps
North Wind, Skull & crossed swords, from Third Stone Stamps
Butter Side Down stamps provided  the Jersey Devil, Mothman 1 & 3, Sea Serpent, Zombie hand, Pirate cook (you can only see the chest he's sitting on), and Giant Octopus.
Fancy cogs mini are from Paper Whimsy

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  1. Super gorgeous - such a lot to see on there :-)
    Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    IKE x

    On behalf of StitchyBear Digi Outlet

  2. How MANY hats do you wear Ike!!! Thank you :)


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