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)


  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

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

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

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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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