Friday, 7 March 2014

Making a scene

....not by throwing myself on the floor, drumming my heels and screaming - just playing round with inks and stamps :)
I used:

- 6" x 6" square black card blank

- a piece of Clarity white coated/silk card stock

- masked off the sun with a circle punched into a Post-it

- home made cloud template just moved around whilst using Adirondack 'Cloudy Blue' ink pad and a Clarity stencil brush

- then removed the Post-it circle and protected the clouds with the rest of the Post-it positioning the punched out circle over the 'sun' which was then coloured using Adirondack 'Peach Bellini' ink pad and stencil brush

- swooshed a mix of Adirondack 'Salmon' and 'Terra cotta' along the bottom of the piece of card

- the bulrushes and birds are from a set by Inkylicious called 'Bullrush' (sic), stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. I added some 'grass' using the very edge of a Flonzcraft stamp

- the image was then die cut using a MFT die from their 'Rounded banners' set

- sentiment is LOTV, stamped onto a scrap of Clarity card which had been swooshed over with Adirondack 'Terra Cotta' ink pad - then it was die cut using a round Nesties die

- added a couple of strips of black and white striped washi tape

Quite like the result although need loads more practice - it's a bit like looking through an archway :)



  1. Stunning! I don't think you need any more practice Di, but I get what you mean - as I always feel like that when I do something 'new'. Will look out for those stamps as I've never seen or heard of them before. I have very inky stained fingers right now lol! All in a good cause - next weeks Technique Time Tuesday post xx

  2. I'm not seeing where you need 'more practice'. I love this. Your sponged clouds look super. Very realistic. I liked the border trim. Guessing this is dp. It reminded me of the 20's art deco architecture around this pretty scene. I'd say "Well Done". Did Parsnip do this one? Bet he looked over your shoulder! TFS & hugs

  3. This is beautiful Di, love the design! Thank you for your lovely comment and following my blog, i made the header myself using a pic of my handmade mailbox which you can find here
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  4. A beautiful card Di....I love the way you make a scene :-)
    I'm more into the lying on the floor kicking my feet sort of scene at the much longer til we get a moving date???????? Arrrghhhh!!!
    Annie x

  5. This is indeed a lovely scene. Very effective on the black card. I am so impressed with your inky skills!

  6. Di, I love your playing around - the scene is beautiful and looks even bater against the black cardstock.
    Your sentiment is the perfect finish.

  7. Wahooooo . . . look at THIS! Your scenic card is AMAZING Di. LOVE IT. No further practice required.

    Happy Friday.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Think it looks great Di. Your clouds are perfect.

  9. Gorgeous beautiful scene card but I still have images of a grown woman kicking and screaming on the floor!

  10. This is gorgeous Di fabulous scene I have missed playing this week I tried to put my cards up today because they are both on the same post only one will work and not my froggot LOL I'm not techno enough to sort it lol hugglesssssssssss Sue xxx

  11. Beautiful card there Miss. Gorgeous and serene on a Friday.

  12. This is such a pretty scene! You've done an awesome job on the sky!

  13. Hi Di, l have to agree with Bonnie about the scene being so pretty and what talent your showing its simply stunning those clouds are amazing lovely image and great to use black ...enjoy your weekend x

  14. Hi Di,
    what a fantastic card. What very clever stamping for the arch window.
    I don't think you need more practice, this looks really great to me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. I love cards where the colour is all in the background and the floral elements are silhouettes, very stylish. x

  16. Oh, this is fab! Super elegant card x

  17. Fantastic scene
    hugs my dear friend Tamara

  18. Was a tad worried Di - thought you were throwing a strop in the playground - phew!!! So glad it was just you playing with inky thingies. This really is lovely and I adore those stamps! Brilliant.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  19. What an elegant card! Just lovely!

    love Mags B x

    PS An old joke: Q: Why is Spring dangerous?

    A: Because the cowslip's about, the bulrush's out, and all the buds are shooting!

  20. I love building a scene with little stamps, but I usually go over the top and use too many. (A bit like when I am speaking and I use ten words when one would do!), but you have done a great job with this card. The archway frames it beautifully too. Kate x

  21. Wot you going on about Miss. This is perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

  22. Wow--this is beautiful, Di!

  23. Oh, my. I love the scene you have created through the arched window, Di! I think it's A+++ perfect!! Hugs, Darnell

  24. I second the motion for more practice! Not because you need it, oh no, but because then we can see more nifty faux window cards like this. I like this peek into the world look.

  25. This is a stunning card Di and such lovely detail in the background, and I love the bulrushes and birds stamps. x


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