Friday, 1 May 2015

Kiss Me Quick

I'm not one to scare easily, but when I saw that this months challenge at Country View Crafts was Simply Scenic, I did panic a little. I love scenic stamping, but it's not something that comes easily to me, so this is scenic stamping Sue style - I've stamped a scene!

I started by making a background wash with Aqua Tints.
Then some stenciling with black gesso through the Sheena beech huts stencil. I've really fallen in love with black gesso!
It's starting to look a little more scenic now.
Every beech needs some waves, so I sprayed some Dylusion inks in Cherry Pie, Funky Fuchsia, and Lemon Zest, and stamped a border stamps from an old Dyan Reaveley plate. 
Fussy cutting, don't you just love it!
Sea in place, now need some seagulls...

These birds come from one of my first sets of Tim Holtz stamps. It's from the Anthology plate, and it's still one of my favourites.
The lettering is again from Dylusion large and small alphabets.
Need my bathing beauty now! I love her, in fact I want to be her! She's a mix of old and new DR plates. Her bathing suit has been embossed in Red Tinsel embossing powder Yum!

So here's my scenic stamping, stuck in my album for safe keeping.
I hope you get the chance to play along with us and try out your scenic stamping.
Hope you like mine, and thanks very much for looking x
I'd also like to enter this into the Art Journal Journey challenge which is The Sea (they must have known),  The Artistic Stamper Journal Your HeART Out,  Craft Stamper May challenge, Take A Stamp - anything goes,  Mixed Media World - use bright colours,  Love To Create anything goes, and Stamps and Stencils anything goes.
Enjoy your weekend xx


  1. I love to see you making a scene! It would ft very well to our new theme at AJJ this month, do pop over and join us! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Fantastic scene and wonderful character in the foreground

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Yes, we knew it! Thanks for linking Sweetie! Hugs, Valerie

  4. wow,wonderful sea world.looks like a holiday place,love it so much.
    have a nice weekend.

    greetings jeannette

  5. Looovely! This card is so darn pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Take It Make It :)

  6. Oh this is a big lump of deliciousness Sue,wonderful colours and yes who wouldn't want that figure!
    How about entering this at MMW....its colourful enough ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

    1. Thanks Donna, just going across to link x

  7. This is absolutely terrific. I love all the stages and the clever fussy cutting.
    Great use of colours and patterns and the final picture is great. What a good beach scene to start off our "The Sea" theme.

  8. Yes Sue enter it into our MMW challenge, LOVING your bright card and your scene is showing us what is on the way.... :-) xxx

  9. A terrific page! So glad you linked it to AJJ Sue!

  10. Lovely Sue, looks scenic enough to me !
    Corrie x

  11. What a gorgeous page love the colours and image

  12. Beautiful page!
    Groetjes Karin

  13. What a great scene Sue! Very retro and beautifully bright. Jenny x

  14. Very bright and looks fun, would rather be there than here today, it's chucking it down!! Aqua tints, not heard of them, shall have to google!!!

  15. What a fun page. I love using Dyan Reavely images. The background colors are really pretty too. Like that last evening swim for the day! (Or the first I guess too!)

  16. Well you stamped up a beauty Sue! I love your take on this month's theme (and yes it scared me too!), so wonderfully colourful and such fun. Love it! Jennie x

  17. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  18. Scenic, indeed, Sue! Love your use of multiple elements to create it. Sweet image tops it all off!

  19. So cute, love the waves.

  20. A fantastic scene, love the vibrant colours and the sassy lady enjoying the beach. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this time.

  21. Love the Aqua Tints colours in the background, the whole page is fabulous and many Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils...
    Sharon x

  22. Fabulous scene .... love the bright colours! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  23. What a gorgeous colourful creation! Those aquatints look awesome! Beautiful! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  24. Oh my gosh Sue, that is inspired! Fabulous colours and your bathing beauty is so much fun, love her bird hat!

  25. Lovely scene, did wonderful!! Its Unique !!
    Thanks for sharing your journal page with us at Artistic stamper this month.


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