Saturday, June 07, 2014

Mix-Ability - Sandy Shores

Tiffany's challenge this week in the Mix-Ability forum is to create a mixed media sandy shore. We can use any technique, so I went with watercolor. I saw this cute little pocket set when I was out the other day, and went back to pick it up because it just stayed in my head!

 They're not super high quality paints, but it's fun to work with a different format, and if I end up not loving the pans, I can pop them out and fill in the spaces with tube paints.

The image I painted is from Unity Stamps, by artist Phyllis Harris. I love her little scenes, and this one is so melancholy. The sunset made the light direction fun to play with too, which is something I don't always take time to do.

I used Inktense Blocks for some texture in the sand - if you're familiar with the Sanded Pencil Background technique I shared a couple of weeks ago, the concept is the same, but so much easier to do with the blocks than a pencil point. The sentiment is from a set I designed for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

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  1. I commented on this lovely card at Split Coast but I'm glad I can get an even better look at this lovely card and technique's so well done. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful!!!Awesome work!!!Love following you,thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Beautiful work, I have eyed this stamp for a long time but never broke down and bought it. It's great to see it done up, great job Dina.

  4. Such a lovely scene, and I love your coloring of it!!!

  5. OMGosh, Dina you truly outdid yourself with this artwork. It is so so so beautiful.

  6. Oh my goodness Dina, you really are an artist!! I love the look of this beautiful scene, specially the texture of this water color paper, it looks a bit rougher (sp) than the one I have, is it a special kind? I love it!!! Thank you for sharing.

  7. What a rocking delightful job you did on this wonderful Unity stamp! card. Thank you for sharing with us!

  8. Love the sunset colors in this, as well as the shadows under the girl. Would love to learn more about watercoloring!! thank you for your tips!!