Making a fresh start on the Stamp It Sunday mini series of blog posts today – and what better way to be welcomed back than by a muscle-bound tattooed sailor poking his head in your porthole.
Now, stop laughing you naughty person and do have a read …
The stamps for this creation came from Issue 43 of Creative Stamping magazine which features lots of free stamps designed by Sheena Douglass.
Here is what I made with a few of the free stamps included.
Cool isn’t it?
Would you like to know how I made this? If so, then read on my lovelies.
First thing first, let’s get our cheeky sailor man into the scene.
He was stamped out using black archival ink onto plain white cardstock.
I used the second generation ink – i.e. the stuff left on the stamp – to stamp onto a large sticky note.
I then cut this out and stuck it over my man before stamping the porthole over him. I positioned the porthole so that it looked like he was leaning in/out.
That worked quite well.
But what will it look like without the mask?
Time to get cracking with the colouring pencils – nothing fancy, just a pack of 36 from WHSmith.
Gave him a big ginger beard and blue eyes – quite a stunning combo but rare indeed!
For the porthole I tried to get a metallic look by leaving white blank streaks and then highlighting the roundness of the shape.
To finish I stamped out the ‘Ahoy There’ sentiment onto white cardstock and then layered this and the design onto black and gold cardstock.
And, as you saw at the start of the post, finished with a rather fetching man popping his head through my porthole.
No, now behave will you?!
Anyway, that’s about it for this one. Hope you enjoyed it, and can stop laughing – probably easy if you don’t have a filthy mind …
Creative Stamping magazine and colouring pencils are available online via the following retailers.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post. See you again next Sunday for the next installment!
Bye for now.