Sunday, 3 September 2017

Buddha at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and what great fun I've had creating this card. When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I wasn't sure what I would make using them but I'm really happy with how this eventually turned out:


I started by stamping Buddha using Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed with a clear powder.  This helps the ink not to run when it comes to the painting part.  I masked Buddha off before setting about my background.  Now at this point, I had no idea what stamps I would be using so I started by adding a pale pink glow around my image.  I then used a stencil and Adirondack Raspberry to create a swirl around him.  As there was lots of space left at this point, I stamped randomly using Versa Magic Oasis Green ink and a small flower stamp.  Still lots of space left so I stencil in some green dots and a Lattice pattern with Memento Nautical Blue. As this has now created a border that I'm happy with, I decided to stamp some Oriental looking hanging flowers with the pinks and blues that I've already used int he rest of my scene.  Almost done now so I sponge around the edge with the Nautical Blue before removing the mask and paining Buddha in the same colour and also using some Teal Zeal to add some shading.  I finished off by adding a Peace sentiment by Crafty Individuals which I think works just perfectly with this scene.  I think I've managed to hit the brief and I hope that you like it. The Buddha stamp is by Inkylicious

Here is the photo and colour palette for this month's challenge:

Here's this month's fabulous prize by Hero Arts:

We really hope that you'll be able to join us for this month's challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge and we need to see stamping as your main focal image. All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x

17 comments:

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful card and you have made a fabulous use of the colours.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Sandra, I love the use of the colours and how you've incorporated them into the card.

Sue xx

Pat said...

This is totally stunning Sandra and I adore the background stamping and added foliage and flowers along the top which frames the buddha beautifully. I absolutely love the turquoise card and the dramatic black mat. x

Sarah said...

This is absolutely wonderful Sandra, my favourite colours so this really appeals to me xx

Gerrina said...

Such a beautiful card! Stunning that you came up with this from the colours! Hope all is well! Hugs, Gerrina

KandA said...

Beautiful colours and I love how you've used them on your card, great image and a super design xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a gorgeous card Sandra
Gr Karin

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely love how you built up your fabulous background. Great colours, stamps, stencils and what an amazing card x

Liz said...

What a stunning creation! Love the colours. xx

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, I love the background you created x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card with a lovely sereen look. Very well designed too! Marlies x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
oh my this is so gorgeously created.
Your design and inking is excellent as always.
Love your wonderful and stunning card.
My DH would love a card like this as he is very fond of Buddhas.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Beautiful card Sandra, gorgeous colours and image.
Hugs Pam x

Sally H said...

Totally stunning, Sandra! I love it! I do like the stencils you used and the buddha stamp...more to add to my Doncaster shopping list.

Paula Whittaker said...

what a beautiful use of the colours given - I can see why you're happy with it x

Tracy said...

Wonderful background Sandra, a perfect serene creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Viv's Visuals said...

I was in awe of this when I saw it on the DT blog Sandra and apologise for not commenting on it then! This is so perfect - I simply adore everything about it. Peace and serenity abound. Gorgeous.

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