Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Sea Gazing With Poldark


     The new challenge at The Male Room is 'Inspired by Television'. I didn't know where to start so I ran through the things my family like to watch, Poldark has family appeal, smuggling, mining and Aidan Turner.
     I have made use of my media plates again, with three shades of blue Izink across the plate. The wave effect was created by using a piece of embossed wallpaper to make a pattern on the plate before a second stamping of the same colours.
     The ship was stamped in Versafine on to the media plate, this took a bit of thinking about because the image is reversed when you stamp on the plate first and then on to the card.
     One thing I have discovered about the Izinks is that you can use a wet brush to lift colour off, just like you can with Distress Inks.
     To get my image of Ross Poldark I printed a picture out and then used it as a template to cut some funky foam, making my own silhouette stamp. The foam 'stamp' is fixed to the platform with a Stix2 glue stick which will wipe off when I'm finished with it.
     Silhouette stamping is now so much easier with a stamp platform because you can just keep building up the layers of ink, safe in the knowledge that it will stamp in the same place every time.
     Having worked on a larger piece of card than I needed I was able to trim the image panel down until it was the right size. It didn't look good on a white card blank so I coloured the edges using black Distress Ink. Once dry I stuck the trimmed panel to it and stamped a few seagulls for balance.
     Please pop over to The Male Room to see what the team have made, then join us with your interpretation of the challenge.



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Cold and Frosty Colours   (M)
Try It On Tuesday - Fire and Ice   (F)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes   (F)

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Cornish inspired Ocean creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge. Did you know that Captain Ross will be back on our screen in a couple of months?

    B x

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  2. A wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for the >Fire & Ice< challenge! Much appreciated! oxo Susi

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  3. Beautiful scene and great use of the media plate, love your silhouette Captain Ross!

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month
    Joan

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  4. I think you've been really creative with the design for this theme, I don't know the show you're referring to but I love how your card turned out. Perfectly masculine.

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  5. Oh! I would sea gaze with Poldark anytime! Love this card too! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  6. Gorgeous card and wonderful selfmade stamp. Great!
    Dear greetings
    Sabine

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  7. This looks fantastic and yes,the scene is a super reference to the Poldark series.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Yvonne

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  8. A beautiful stylish card, a fantastic scene. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

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  9. A fabulous card and how clever to make your own silhouette stamp.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

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  10. I love Poldark - both this series and the original with Robin Ellis. Your card is just gorgeous. Deborah xx

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  11. Wonderful card ! Gorgeous image and great colouring !
    Thanks for playing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge.
    Love & Hugs
    DT Veana R.

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  12. Oh my goodness - Poldark! I totally see it, love that series! His coat is iconic and looks great as a silhouette!

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