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Saturday, 30 May 2020

Stamp a scene!

Hello crafting friends!

Phew what a scorcher today! So hot that I had to sneak inside and conjure up a cooling lake scene in the Craft Square Metre! Come and see:


I used Stampin' Up's Waterfront to make this card and it's odd but in the 10 months I've owned this set, I've never actually used it as a 'stamp a scene' set! It was the best fun ever and I highly recommend having a play :)


To start the card I pounced versamark ink in the sky area and in the centre of the card where I was going to stamp my water. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and sponged distress ink over it. Next came the mountains, stamped with Highland Heather ink and then again with Sahara Sand ink using the rock and roll technique.


I stamped the water, then added more mountains either side. The foreground was stamped in green inks using the other two brush stroke stamps. I added the trees using darker green inks in the foreground and, to get a sense of perspective, masked off the closest mountains and stamped just the tops of the trees so they looked like smaller versions.


After that, it was fun to add interest using the 'direct to paper' ink technique for the sky, sponging for the foreground, and doodling tiny details. I finished by stamping a pair of birds from Take Flight 2 by Inkylicious and a heat embossed sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Simply Said.

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
So pleased to be Honourably Mentioned at The Male Room with this card :)


CHALLENGES
I am joining in with Double D's Begins With The Letter M challenge with my mountains; also The Male Room, where Landscapes is the theme; Watercooler Wednesday where they're celebrating Occasions; The Sisterhood of Crafters where it's all about your Favourite Technique - I'd forgotten how much fun it is to make an arty scene with stamps using emboss-resist and sponging; There's an Anything Goes challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More this week too, so I'll play along there.



AND IN OTHER NEWS
My lovely friend Brenda popped round today bearing gifts and one of them was this beautiful bunting she sewed herself. I have strung it up in the garden to set the scene for the weekend's birthday celebrations.



Me: Ahhhh! The perfect spot to sit in the sunshine and chat and sip a frosted glass of bubbles!
Eva: Hmm. Not for me thanks but if there's a bone going you could get me interested!
Me: You know Eva, watching you slavering over a bone isn't really going to strike the celebratory note I'm looking for!

I hope you're having a good weekend and taking good care of yourselves.

Sending hugs,

37 comments:

  1. I just love this Vicky! I have this set too (along with My Meadow and the winter one - I forget the name!) and I feel I haven’t used any of them enough - I actually find it harder to build a scene that I thought I would, so I enjoyed reading your process on this one! Love the birthday corner - enjoy the celebrations!

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    1. I am SO attracted to sets like this and can't tell you how much self control it needed to stop me blowing the budget on the others! It's just fun having a good old play isn't it :)

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  2. A really brilliant scene, the card, not your garden, but that is pretty good too.
    Great sky and grass and love the colour of the mountains.

    Kath x

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  3. Awesome scene you have created Vicky. It has rained over and inch today but looking forward to sun soon.

    Hugs Diane

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  4. What a gorgeous card Vicky, love those colours and dimension you have made with the inked layers. Thank you for playing with us this week at The Male Room Craft Challenge, crafty hugs, Clarissa DT

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  5. An amazing card Vicky with gorgeous colours and love the layering. With both my hats on - Thank you so much for joining us in our Landscapes challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT

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  6. What a gorgeous card! I love scene cards and yours is wonderfulWe are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT.

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    1. Hadn't made one for ages and it was a lot of fun!

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  7. WOW what a beautiful mountainous scene! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Begins with “M”’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  8. Me again!
    Yes creating scenes like this is always so much fun ... for me, they generally come out better than I expect they will and that's always a good thing! Your's is amazing and I never thought about making the mountains purple but should have (purple mountains majesty) ... DUH! LOL! Once again ... beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. It's always fun making a scene (with stamps I mean!!)

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  9. A beautiful scene, Vicky! I enjoyed reading how you did it! Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie - I definitely had a lovely celebration :)

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  10. Your mountain scenery is stunning! I have seen so many of these scene cards lately and am scarce to try my hand at it. Such lovely result from you!! Thanks for linking up to the Double D "M" challenge. Best of luck to you!

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    1. I think part of the fun is just having a go and because you can build it up, you can hide things or change things. Definitely go for it - you'll have fun if nothing else!

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  11. FABULOUS scenic card you have there Vicky.

    Also LOVE your little "spot" in the garden. Hope you made the most of it yesterday!

    Hug xxx

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  12. What a perfect scene Clare. The details you achieved are wonderful. Thanks for sharing for with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

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    1. Bless you Dawn, thanks!
      PS It's Vicky actually - Crafting Clare is a naughty name that my daughter used to tease me with!

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  13. Wow! Så pretty! I love the colors and the scene is just plain georgeous. Great coloring as well. Thank you for joining our "Landscape" challenge at The Male Room.

    x Lise Mariann, DT

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    1. PS: We would love it if you added our challenge badge to your blog post as stated in our rules. :-)

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    2. Thanks Lise, you are kind.
      I was a bit confused about your comment about adding the challenge badge as I always do this - but you're right! This is the ONE time I've forgotten - ooops! x

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    3. No problem at all. We all forget sometimes and it's not to late to add it. :-)

      Have a lovely, lovely day.

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    4. You are so right - have just added it. I really appreciate all the fabulous challenges you guys lay on for us and the hard work that goes into them. The least we can do is to promote them.
      Have a good day too :)

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  14. Gorgeous scene!! Just love this!

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  15. The photo of the birthday bunting an Eva could be a card itself ~ what a lovely scene. Your card is a beautiful scene too! I have this set and have made a few cards copying what others have made on pinterest ~ Lot's of great inspiration for this set there.

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    1. Or a scrapbook page! I don't have a printer at the moment but I'm wondering whether to send away to get some photos printed. You really inspired me with your ABC book.
      I love this set too and have had no trouble wondering what to do with it!

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  16. Absolutely awesome first stamping, looks like you've done lots of landscapes, gorgeous color blending and details with stamps. Thank you for joining "Landscapes" challenge at The Male Room, I hope to see you again in our new sketch challenge.

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    1. It was such a fun challenge - thanks Sari!

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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