9 May 2013

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC99 Summertime

 The Stampotique Challenge set by Carol was Summer but as I live in Scotland which does not always have bright days I was thinking about the colours of the West Coast of Scotland. Photos are probably the easiest way to show how this came about. The journalling says "As the sun sets the Selkie comes out to lure the unwary to a watery wedding...". Selkies are are a Scottish myth and are sea creatures that are seals in the water and beautiful people on land.  I thought my Stampotique Mermaid added a more sinister twist. I began by creating texture using gesso.
Then using watercolours created the landscape.
I added Titan White and Buff
Stamped texture in the distance using Angel Wings...

Stamped the mermaid, coloured her and placed her on a "rock" cut her out and added her and journalling to the page.


  1. WOW Sally this is wonderful, I love how you've used Angel Boy to add texture to your pages. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge and have a great weekend. Sue xx

  2. Great job on this page !!! Love the texture and the colors on it to reflect the sea movements, you were very well inspired !! Coco x

  3. Love this Sally, so much to see!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique this week, good luck in the draw.

  4. This is just amazing art...with a twist of lore thrown in, and I love it! Clever use of the wings to create texture for your background! Bravo!

  5. So beautiful, and very clever. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  6. Sally I absoulutely love this, you have caputured the texture and feel of the sea so well, and yes very appropriate for the Scottish weather

    I really need to get me one of those fabulous mermaids