Anyway, whichever way I am facing, this stamp from the Tim Holtz "Cityscapes" set reminds me of a wonderful holiday some years ago which included a few days visiting friends in Sydney, who showed us all the famous sights, so I decided to use it for my entry to the current challenge at The Male Room which is Vacation/On the Beach
Since I attended the Make It Show in Farnborough earlier this year, I've become very keen on Encaustic Painting again - you can read about my reintroduction to it here - it is the art of "painting" using wax melted onto the sole plate of a hot iron, and I thought this would work perfectly for this scene AND make an unusual entry for the current Inkspirational challenge, with the word prompt Melt
I stamped the scene on to glossy card using Stazon ink, then loaded the iron sole plate with clear wax on the lower half and yellow, orange and red at random on the upper half, then swept the iron randomly across the card a couple of times. Then I cleaned the iron, added a narrow band of blue wax with a little white to the edge of the sole plate and ironed a band of blue at the bottom to represent the sea. (Note- only use white pigmented waxes in areas where you don't want stamping to show through, as it is opaque, whereas most of the coloured waxes are transparent).
When the wax was cool, I polished it with a soft tissue and trimmed and mounted it to fit a DL card.