Tuesday, 22 June 2010
A House In The Country
As I mentioned previously I always struggle with mens cards as not only do I find subject matter hard to find but I also have to resist on 'prettying' them up. However this year I think I rose to the challenge as I didn't even apply any glitter glue - although I did want to!!
For the background of the card I used some scenic stamps by Stampscapes which I stamped using Frayed Burlap Distress ink onto green Bazzill card. I have got loads of these stamps in my stamp collection which I absolutely love but it has been quite a few years now since I have played with them. The detail on these stamps is just amazing and the way these stamps join seamlessly together is fantastic. For those of you who have never come across these stamps before they are sold in the UK by Serendipity. Click here to go view their website. The quality and detail of the stamps is outstanding. After using them for the background on Dad's card it has made me want to start using them again to create proper scenes - I just need to find some time to play!!
Sir Stampalot) which is yet another stamp company that I love but rarely have time to play around with now! (For those of you who have got my Basics and Beyond DVD I used the same techniques to create this panel as I showed in the last section of the DVD where you ink up the stamps using water based pens and stamp them out several times fading out the ink.) For the house and fence I actually used a dark grey pen to colour the stamp and then watercoloured the images by scribbling the pens onto a palette and picking up the colours with a damp paintbrush. The wording was taken from my Fancy Flourish stamp sheet. (Available from The Craft Barn.)
Anyway I hope you like it - it's a bit different to anything else I've posted for a while I know, but sometimes it is nice to return to things you haven't done for a while!! It is actually a year since I have picked up any Art Impressions stamps and probably about 5 years since I've done any sort of work at all with the Stampscapes range but bizarrely I still rate them among my favourites - strange eh??