I tried this card both ways - stamped first, then added color .... colored first, then stamped. I found I like to color first. Either way is fine, it's a matter of preference. I had the layout in mind and just filled in color on the blank card stock. Here's what I did:
- Starting with the lightest color, filled in the sky and add a small amount on the lower portion - the water. I filled in additional colors, using a curved stroke in the sky. I got this idea from my Stampin' Brother, Joe. His skies and water have a lot of movement. He's also the one who introduced me to PanPastels. Oh, another wonderful way to color! Oh! There's so many!! I digress :o).... back to this card - I decided to leave the streaks in there - it looks like movement.
- Next I filled in the water, working horizontally and outside-in, and leaving a highligh area. I added a darker red on the edges. I had a few spots where I bounced the stylist, but I didn't worry, I knew I would cover them up. :o) It's not how perfect it turns out the first time, it's how well we can cover up our boo boos! :o)
- Now time for stamping!! I stamped the water first, going right up to the horizon line that I made with color. Next came the sail boat last and the trees. After looking at it, I decided to add some dark blue along the horizon to give the illusion of land way off in the distance.
- I added black around the lower edges and used a white gel pen to add some dots for interest.
Stamps: Stampscapes 153B, 195G, 203G, 231C
Paper: Peddler's Den Semi Glossy
Inks: Memories Black ink pad, Marvy Matchables ink pads 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 28, 92
Accessories: ColorBox Stylus Tool, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!