Sunday, 9 September 2012

A for all things Adirondack

Project By Karen Wright

Tranquil sea breezes, how I wish I was walking along that beach!
 I love this stamp but don’t use it often enough, I will have to dig out a few more of my oldies which I’ve neglected.

This week we’re using Adirondack products, I’ve used stamp pads not only to stamp with but also as water colours. All are available from Suzicrafts.

I first stamped the image using Adirondack sail boat blue onto SplodgeAway easy ink card, using a damp paintbrush I blended the colours of the sea and birds, then using caramel I added the sand colour and using meadow for the grass, the edges were coloured using my SplodgeAway mat and scattered straw distress inks with a little smudge of walnut stain on the very edges. The large lighthouse was stamped in scattered straw and when put in place on the card was covered in glossy accents to give it an enameled look.

The background is a piece of Tim Holtz kraft resist card that has been blended with tumbled glass, walnut stain and mustard seed distress inks and my trusty SplodgeAway mat.

The finished card has got stickles, charms and hessian added.

Karen Wright


  1. A really beautiful card, lovely water colouring. I must dig my Adirondacks out to use on my Splodge as I forget about them and just reach for the Distress - thank you for the nudge Karen

  2. This is beautiful Karen xxxx huggles

  3. Gorgeous card Karen. I like watercolouring with my adirondacs too! The background is FAB. Hugz, Jayne x x x

  4. Karen this picture is a real work of art, and I love the net it really enhances the aged look. Love it!

  5. Wow this is beautiful, I'd love it hung on my wall, such a gorgeous scene.

    Jo x