Sunday, 4 March 2018

Forest Friends at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

It's time for our new challenge over at Stamping Sensations.  The theme this month is 'Forest Friends' and what fun I've had making this card:


I love my 'Green Man' stamp from Make Your Mark in York but I don't get much chance to use it really, so this was a great opportunity.  I started by stamping him with Impress Olive Green and then water colouring him before over stamping the image with Distress Walnut stain. Next, I used a Clarity mask to create more interest in the background.  I created the hills before going on to colour the sky.  I stamped the rabbits directly onto the card and the rest of the animals were stamped, coloured and then fussy cut.  I think this gives them a little more dimension and I could place them where I wanted.

The tress and branches are stamps by Inkylicious and the animals came free with a craft magazine that I bought last year.  I really love these animals, especially the deer.

Here is this month's fabulous prize:
Ribbon storage box, ribbons, bow makers and inspiration book

Stamping Sensations is a stamping challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black & More - Feature a Creature
The Artistic Stamper - Stencils and Masks


27 comments:

brenda said...

So many animals in a lovely forest scene Sandra, I think by all their activity Spring has definitely arrived there, lets hope it's not too far away here as well.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sandra
Gr Karin

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Sandra, I love all of the different stamps that you've used in making this gorgeous scene.

Sue xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful forest scenery Sandra. Great work! Marlies x

Sarah said...

I just knew that your inspiration would be amazing and I was right...it is!! I love the fresh colours and the backdrop looks fantastic xx

Dora said...

This is perfect done! Great colouring, I like the light and the darker shade from the inks, very good made.

pinky said...

Wow what a combination of gorgeous stamping Sandra. Your scene is truly majestic!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!! What an amazing scene you've created!! This is gorgeous!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing scene you created, gorgeous colors and the stamps all fit so well!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodness Sandra this is a belter of a card, what a brilliant woodland scene with all the animals, your Green Man looks amazing there, as if he's watching over them, fabulous colouring, love it, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely scene, how many animals and the spring man looks great on them. Hope that spring will really arrive in a few days... :)

Cara said...

Wow, this is just stunning x

Sally H said...

Wow, Sandra! That is just gorgeous! I love it!Such a wonderful scene and so much detail. I may have to seek out that green man stamp - he is lovely!

Carole said...

Beautiful scene Sandra... and I do like your 'green man' stamp. It's a good while since I was in 'Make your Mark' in York but they do sell some stamps that are different.

pam said...

Stunning scene Sandra, beautiful stamping and colours.
Pam x

Pat said...

What a fabulous forest scene and the green man is a great addition Sandra, and the clarity woodland stencil adds lots of depth to the scene, a wonderful mix of animals too. x

Jane France said...

A beautiful little work of art you have done there Sandra, gorgeous dimension to it. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge.x

Kathleen said...

Another brilliant card Sandra, again with a fabulous background and lovely images.

Kath x

Leanne Harris said...

Such a feeling of the forest here Sandra and so much to look at - it's fabulous! Great use of colour and as crisp as always xxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Another fab example of scenes Sandra.
I went to Leigh yesterday - Inkylicious was there - OH DEAR!!! Had a lovely afternoon making inky mess and trying not to think about the bank balance! x

Gerrina said...

So super to read that you was at Make your Mark! I was there 2 years ago and wow what a stamp-shop!
Love the greenman image and the beautiful scene you made with it! Hugs, Gerrina

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful scene and design, the detail is fabulous. Take care, x

linda said...

such a wonderful woodland scene you've created on this lovely card! so much dimension! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.
linda

Mac Mable said...

Great scene making and what a fabulous stamp the green man is. Love the way you have built up your fabulous background too on your gorgeous card x

Tracy said...

Absolutely fantastic scene Sandra, I love this.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gemma Hynes said...

Such a beautiful scene, thank you for joining in the challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.

Coco said...

Wow!!!!
I love to bits this one too!!!!
I have this wonderful "green man' (just received, couldn't resit any longer haha). You show me a very beautiful way to use it... Thanks for this lovely scenic card Sandra, a pure delight xxx

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