Let Hope be Your Lighthouse …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How did you like the Watercolor Pencil Background Technique yesterday? So easy … and so cool! Today we are staying with the Watercolor Pencils but will introduce the stamp set “High Tide”.

In the past 6 months I have been on a few “lighthouse” hunts where I travel the coastline and stop for any lighthouses I can find … then explore them if possible and take many pictures, so this card was inspired by those trips …

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I began by stamping my lighthouse on the Watercolor paper and then stamped the land around the lighthouse in Sahara Sand, then the water… at that point I started coloring with the Watercolor Pencils.

I was on a bad part of the table and when I stamped the land around the lighthouse, I had a big void.  With the use of the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua painter I filled everything in and now you can’t even tell!

I then colored the water using the two blues; Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point.  The Pacific Point is the cardstock I used for my base.  Then with a light hand I applied the Melon Mambo and Pacific point (birds were already stamped) and blended the colors to create a subtle evening sky.

I finished off the card with the Real Red Watercolor Pencil to the lighthouse and stamped the grassy images around it with Old Olive ink.

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Do you hear the beach calling your name? It sounds a lot like what you hear when these stamps are calling to you. Answer all the calls!  This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set… You can combine individual stamps to create the final image you want in the colors you want.

There are a total of 16 photopolymer stamps and the suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, h

I’m glad you checked out my blog today, and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to do that. I hope it inspires you to get out and stamp or check out some lighthouses! They are a part of our history.

Can you be a beckon of light in someones life? Even if it’s just a moment, what a wonderful world we would have.

Have a wonderful day ~

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4 thoughts on “Let Hope be Your Lighthouse …

  1. I enjoy your post. This is card is lovely. I too like seeing lighthouses ever chance I get. I miss the coast. Your card brings back the tranquil memories. TFS

    • Aww … thank you Dianne for the kind words. I’ve got more lighthouse cards to share and its so nice that a simple card can stir a memory… they truly are more powerful than most of us realize. Thanks again.

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