Monday 29 April 2013

Lighthouse for Crafty Individuals

"Time and tide wait for no-one"
Some new Crafty Individuals stamps popped through my letterbox recently and I just had to play with the lighthouse one, I have an affinity with them which I think stems from my childhood days going to the beach at Happisburgh (pronounced Haysborough!!!)

This is Grace Darling's Lighthouse (CI-384) which was stamped in Cobalt Archival ink onto 300 gms gummed water colour paper and then painted in with distress inks. Of course I had to have some red in the lighthouse as that is part of the memory.

The image is mounted onto the Tim Holtz pocket watch which was die-cut in ribbed card and given a coat of gesso, sanded and inked with walnut stain. Then CI shells from  CI-272 plate were stamped onto painted shrink plastic to make them so small.


Inside the seascape is from the CI background papers Book 5.

By cutting the pocket watch twice this stands and will become a card for a friend who used to be a ship's engineer.

Thanks for stopping by today and extra special thanks if you have time to leave me a comment.

Have a great day.

hugs {brenda} x0x