Sunday, 17 July 2016
NBUS stamps ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. Would my regular friends and visitors read the paragraph below the challenges I am linking up to. I have owned this stamp set for a couple of years and I hang my head in shame because it’s the first time I have used it, lol, I had carefully put it in a safe place and I know I’m not the only one who once they have done this can’t find it again. So I re-found it a couple of weeks ago so I have a one layer card to share with you and here it is …
A super cute tree, grasses and those wee birds!
I do love to create landscapes and can't remember the last time I did one
Beautiful mix and match sentiments too!1
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
AAA Cards Challenge #69 One Stash Favourite my AquaTints: : they can be used neat for bold colours or diluted to create paler colours. They work like watercolours and have similar properties to the Distress range
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #202 Make Your MarkPaperbabe Stamps Challenge #37 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Flora & Fauna
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Create a Scene
I want to say that I am very sorry. I’m bad physically; sitting upright is a real issue, especially if it is for more than a minute. I am incredibly grateful for the fact that I had a creative spurt at the beginning of the month which means that I have cards to share and challenges to play along with. When we returned from the visit we made last month we were both happy that physically it hadn’t made anything worse, well at the time that was what we thought. It seems my back problem has been slow to react to the stress I put it through visiting my family and meeting my niece. Currently I cannot return any of the awesome lovely comments you have left. Sadly I have already lost a follower. For the rest of you lovely friends and followers please don’t give up on me I am trying really had to get some balance back so that I can return the favour and visit you all again soon.
Getting back to the steps I took to create this card. I painted a very quick landscape scene by diluting my AquaTints and depicting a sky and grassy meadow. Once that was dry I mixed glycerine and several shades of green AquaTints (I saw an awesome You Tube technique video by Sheena Douglass). I used my blend to ink up one of the tree canopies (there are different canopies and tree trunks, I had no idea!). I stamped the lovely green canopy and left it to dry. As there was still some ink on the ink blending foam I used the mix to stamp the grasses too. Once I was certain the canopy was dry I inked up each tree trunk/branch: I think these are two layer stamps: you stamp a solid piece and then stamp over the top to add detail with a darker ink. So I used Rusty Hinge on the solid stamp and added detail with Vintage Photo. I also used Vintage Photo to stamp the cute little birdies at the front lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Paperbabe Stamps: Tree Hugs set
MISTI tool; ink blending foam; paintbrushes; water pot
Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass A4 stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Landscape; Perfectly Primary
Distress ink pad: Rusty Hinge; Vintage Photo
Versafine IP: black
Collall all purpose glue; glycerine