Growing up where a 20-30 minute drive in any direction brings you to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Fundy with the world's highest tides, and now Living on the South Shore of Nova Scotia just 20 minutes away from iconic Peggy's Cove, lighthouses marinas, sailboats and marine life are just a part of day to day life for me.
So of course when I saw the Sail Away suite in the catalogue, I HAD to have it - and I'm so glad it has carried over several times. I have showcased this suite a number of times, but inspiration struck when I saw other demos using it in conjunction with the Mountain Air stamp set - another I am happy carried over, and the soon to be released Polar Bear stamp set. As we looked through photos online, Sue and I worked up some ideas and set about playing with different techniques to reproduce what we saw.
We used a combination of watercolour paper, shimmery white, and basic white papers - each giving it's own unique effect to the stamping and colouring. We did our colouring with Stampin' Blends, watercolour pencils, aqua painters, blending brushes, and daubers. It was a lot of fun. I will be sad to pass this set on at some point.