As soon as I saw the On The Beach set from Clearly Besotted I was visualising a row of brightly coloured beach huts with sand dunes and marram grass behind. I wasn’t sure whether to go for bold, clean stamping or watercolour but in the end messy watercolour won! I thought I’d give my Zig Clean Color markers another work out and see how they coped with colouring directly to the stamp. I used three markers available in the 12 pen starter pack to stamp the beach huts; Yellow 50, Carmine Red 22 and Cobalt Blue 31, swooshing the brush over the image and then stamping on watercolour card. I then used a damp brush to get the colour moving, running the brush up and down the stripes softening them and letting the colour bleed out slightly.
Working from top to bottom I used Light Blue 36 for the sky, Mid Green 46 for the dunes, Oatmeal 64 for the beach and a combination of Light Blue 36 and Cobalt Blue 31 for the sea; simply scribbling some of the colour directly on the card and taking a wet brush to move the colour out and around. When the panel was dry I came back in with the Mid Green 46 for a couple of flicks of the brush to represent the blades of the marram grass. I need more work at painting a scene like this but in my mind’s eye I’ve got my picnic blanket out on that beach with a good book in hand and I’m happy LOL.
When the panel was truly dry I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. A few sequins, a wood veneer star and a twine bow finished the panel off which is then mounted on a Fog card base.
All the new Clearly Besotted sets will be released tomorrow, 5th June at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp. In the meantime check out Stephanie for more inspiration and links to the rest of the Design Team :D
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