Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer

The challenge over at Impression Obsession is to make a summer card.  Nothing speaks of summer to me like a lighthouse!  I grew up across the bay from Barnegat Light.  So I whipped up this card, waiting of course until the last minute, lol.


I began by stamping New England Lighthouse G1286 onto watercolor paper with Versafine black ink.   Then using Lyra Aquacolor Crayons and a wet brush, I colored the image.  I love the soft look of the colors, especially in the blue around the image.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5 inches.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful. But what are Lyra Aquacolor Crayons? Not sure I've ever heard of them. Edna

Anonymous said...

Oops, I looked them up and already have some and have used them a little. Guess I didn't recognize the brand name. Sorry, Edna

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is so gorgeous Sandy! I love how you colored the image, it's very elegant and looks so realistic. As always your coloring skills amaze me:)

Marilyn said...

Absolute perfection Sandy!

Bonnie Brown said...

Very beautiful and tranquil! Love the water colors.

Maria said...

Oh this is stunning! Love lighthouses myself and hope to tour one the next time I'm in BC (Canada). Hugs, Maria