The Stamp Review Crew is back again with the Wetlands Edition. Every edition is so much fun to hop through and see all the wonderful projects everyone creates. If you've stopped here from Debra Burgin's blog Heartfelt Inkspiration you're on the right track and I'm sure you were amazed at her gorgeous creations. If you get off track at anytime you will find the full hop list at the The Stamp Crew Review.
When I thought about this week's hop and the Wetlands stamp set I remembered some beach pictures that would go perfectly with this set. I pulled out my Project Life supplies and got to work. It was so easy to put together. Take a look....
I rigged up a "clothesline" inside my new light box to take this picture. It's a bit difficult to keep the glare out of the picture with the page protectors. You may want to click on the picture to enlarge it a little bit to see it better. I sit under my umbrella, with camera nearby, at the beach waiting for birds, dolphins, crabs or other wildlife to capture. This trip I managed to catch a few plovers on the shoreline, flocks of pelicans passing by and dragonflies flying all around the sea oats. The inserts I made from Wetlands went perfectly with my pictures. Here's a close up view of them...
I used Water Color Paper for both of the inserts I created. The other insert is a Project Life Card that was just right for my journaling and the colors were perfect too! For this insert I tore a mask across a piece of copy paper and, using a sponge and Mossy Meadow ink, I lightly blended the ink on in layers, moving the mask around for each layer. I left some "white space" in there for the sandy areas. Next, some Soft Sky ink was added, with an Aqua Painter, above the grass. This was added in layers too letting it dry between adding more ink. Then, using Baked Brown Sugar ink, I came back with the grassy image to add the sea oats; plus I used the grass on the goose image to add some shorter blades of grass. I had a lot of fun with it. I hate to admit that I had not opened my Water Color Paper and can't remember when it was purchased!
These little birds reminded me of the plover we saw. This water coloring was really simple, just light layers of Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana and Marina Mist and then the stamp in Early Espresso. I'm trying to figure out how to dedicate a day a week to scrapbooking. With Project Life, either the hard copy or the digital, I may just be able to make some progress with my pages!
Now hop on over to see what Holly Krautkremer at Rubber Redneck has created with Wetlands. You won't be disappointed!
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