Thursday 12 November 2020

AALL & Create: Lighthouse


Happy Thursday!

Today is my GDT day at AALL & Create and I have a mixed media project to share featuring the beautiful lighthouse from the Sea Essentials set and the lotus flowers from Lotus Clusters.

I love being beside the sea, and this lighthouse and the lotus flowers remind me of blustery days, big waves and sea spray.

Here are some close up photos:

 I added texture with heat embossing, texture paste, cheesecloth, arty stones and decoupaging the images. 

The lighthouse has foam tape down the centre and was gently shaped to add further texture and dimension.

I placed the piece a frame without glass so that I can display it.

How I made the project:

1. I painted the background with PaperArtsy Fresco paints, dabbing the paint onto the card with a baby wipe. 
2. I heat embossed the #444 Crashing Waves.
3. I stamped the lighthouse from #442 Sea Essentials onto the painted card.
4. I stamped another lighthouse and several lotus flowers from #441 Lotus Cluster set and fussy cut them.
5. I added some opaque crackle texture paste through the #39 Lotza Dots stencil.
6. I coloured the fussy cut images with Inktense pencils and a water brush. I left the lighthouse in black and white.
7. The Lighthouse was shaped by using foam tape and bending it slightly. It was adhered, with some cheesecloth behind it for texture, on top of the stamped lighthouse.
8. The two layers of flowers were arranged around the base of the lighthouse on top of some cheesecloth. Some Arty Stones were adhered in-between the flowers to emulate sea foam.
9. I stamped # 366 Roundly and #262 Mesh around the edges in Versafine Nocturne and inked all the edges in black.
10. Finally I matted the piece onto heavy black card and popped it into a frame with a white card backdrop.

Stamps Used:
#262 Mesh (Tracy Evans)
#366 Roundly (Autour de Mwa)
#441 Lotus Clusters (Bipasha BK)
#442 Sea Essentials (Bipasha BK)
#444 Crashing Waves (Bipasha BK)
Stencil Used:
#39 Lotza Dots (Autour de Mwa)


To see the stamps, stencils and dies used, please visit 
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters Embossing 22/11
Penny's Challenges #484 AG 24/11
We Love 2 Create AG Mixed Media 24/11
Creative Artiste #66 AG MM 29/11
613 Avenue Create Cute Critters 30/11
Corrosive Challenges #11 AG 30/11


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Carole!

  2. Simply stunning! I love your seascape with the lighthouse and pretty lotus flowers, and all the texture that you create is so amazing, everytime I look I see something new - perfect 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

    1. ... thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste too, it's always a pleasure to see you there! Hugs, Jo x

  3. The mixed media project that you have created is beautiful and so inspiring. A lot of attention to detail and fussy cutting, it really looks amazing

  4. Hi Carole this is gorgeous It looks magnificent. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Fab card so detailed Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  6. Absolutely stunning love all the texture,stencils,flowers and of course the lighthouse.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x
    I love lighthouses-my Uncle was a crewmember on the Spurn Lifeboat and spent most of my school holidays there and we used to watch the TV in the lighthouse as none of the cottages had one
    Carol x

  7. Oh Carol this is just a beautiful work of art! I love how I can feel the movement in your design! WELL DONE!! Congrats on your guest spot ... you've certainly done them proud! GORGEOUS project! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  8. Gorgeous home decor! I just love everything about it. I'm all about texture and this has the perfect amount. LOVE it!! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you come back soon.

  9. So stunning! Love this project! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

  10. Stunning card. Amazing background. Thank you for joining us at Penny’s paper crafty challenge. DT Sirisha

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning texture and dimension!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx


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