Creative with Stamps – Terry on the Beach


Hi all, its the 15th of the month and I’m back to remind you of our challenge going on at Creative with Stamps where the theme is “Cute Animal”. I hope you’ve joined in the challenge with an animal themed project, and if not you have until the 30th to join in, and who knows, maybe win a prize that I’m sponsoring this month!

Spectrum noir beach cu

Today I’m really excited to share this card with you as its the first time I’m creating a background scene with alcohol markers, namely my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I made a video to show you exactly how I did it and for the first time, its a video with me talking in real time and not a voice over! You can find it at the end of this post. I also used stamps from Wplus9’s “Flock Yeah” set, Flora & Fauna and Clearly Besotted’s “Cool Dude” as Terry the turtle couldn’t resist going to the beach while I’m slaving away here in Germany…

Spectrum noir beach products

I used Ultra Smooth Solar White Ninah card stock which I got online from Crafter’s Companion in the UK. You’ll learn all the techniques I used to create this scene here are the important ones.

  • Use the proper paper for markers
  • To cover streaks, go over it again with your marker
  • To avoid streaks, go over your darker colour with your lighter colour while the first colour is still wet.
  • If you don’t have exactly the right colour, put down the darkest colour on your acrylic block and pick it up with your lighter colour to create a smoother blend.

I have many more tips to share with you in the video, tips which you can apply with your Copics as well,  so I hope you’ll join Terry at the beach by clicking on the link below. I will list the colours I used at the end of the post.

Well I hope you’ll pop over to the Creative With Stamps challenge blog and see what the other ladies have created for your viewing pleasure. Have a great weekend!


Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers used: (from darkest to lightest)

Beach – RB2, RB1, MB2, MB1     Sea – TB9, TB7, TB5, TB3, TB2. TB1 & IB1      Sky – TB3 & TB1      Coconut Trees – Leaves: AG3, LG4 &CG1   Trunk: RB2, RB1 & blender pen     Terry – DG4 DG2, CG1  Shell: GB9 & RB1

I’m also sharing this card over at:

cute cut thursdayCute Card Thursday – Sea Sun or Sand

seize-the-birthdaySeize the Birthday – Beachy (inside the card it says “On your Birthday”)

thru the purple haze.pngThrough the Purple Haze – At the Beach

time outTime Out Challenge – Holiday


7 thoughts on “Creative with Stamps – Terry on the Beach

  1. So many elements on this card that I love, the waves, the glimpse of the airplane, the palms and that stinkin’ cute turtle sunny himself! Fabulous card and thrilled to have it in our gallery at Seize the Birthday! Thanks for joining us!

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  2. Oh Gwen, this is wonderful! What a wonderful scene! Your turtle looks perfectly blissful, and I wish I was on that fabulous beach with him breathing in the salt air. This is so perfect for our CWS challenge, and perfect for Time Out. Thanks for playing with us and our Holiday challenge. I love this take!

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