Sunday, 6 May 2018

We're 'Close to Nature' at Stamping Sensations

Hello to you all on this Sunday morning,

It's time for a new challenge over Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Close to Nature.'

Here's the card that I've made:


Now we are very generously sponsored this month by the lovely Lesley Wharton from Chocolate Baroque.  The prize that Lesley is offering is their fabulous 'Wild Meadow 'A4 stamp set, along with a sheet of 'Cling a Ling' to mount them on.  It just so happens that the Wild Meadow set was the first set of stamps that I ever bought from Chocolate Baroque, many moons ago and so I decided to make my cards with some of those stamps today.


I started by creating my background using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Adirondack Peach Bellini and Memento Nautical Blue.  My mountains were made using Memento Tuxedo Black.  Once I was happy with my background, I then used Versafine black Onyx to stamp the silhouette flowers.  I also used second generation stamping to give more of a sense of depth.  I do love using Versafine ink as it gives such a clear image but unfortunately, it does smudge quite easily, so for this reason, I heat embossed the flowers with a clear embossing powder to set the image.  I then used Adirondack Water Melon around the top of my card, then Nautical Blue followed by Tuxedo Black around the bottom.  Had I not heat embossed my card, then this would have been the point where it all went wrong. The sentiment that I've used is by Andy Skinner.

This card makes me think of warm Summer days and I hope that it might inspire you to join us in this month's challenge.

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





18 comments:

Liz said...

What a stunning card! I love the scene you've created. xx

brenda said...

It's a wonderfully tranquil scene Sandra and very realistic ripples on the water, on a lovely sunning morning like today it would be the prefect spot to while away a few carefree hours.

Enjoy the weekend and sunshine.

B x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a stunning scene Sandra, I have had these stamps from when they were first released too they are so versatile.

Sue xx

Mac Mable said...

Love the choice of colours on your beautifully blended background. The second generation stamping gives a great 3D effect. Thank you for the tip about Versa fine too x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Sandra
Gr Karin

scrAPpamondo said...

Such amazing scene!! Love it! Great use of the CB stamps!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh your card is so beautiful Sandra, wonderful tranquil scene and colours, love it, Kate x

pinky said...

Oh Sandra what a beautiful scene you have created. It's just so perfect!!

Kathleen said...

You are quite right 'Nature doesn't hurry' certainly didn't with Spring this year.
Beautiful scene, the sea looks real, amazing colouring and some super images.

Kath x

Joan said...

Beautiful card Sandra, lovely back ground and stunning colours



Joan x

Sally H said...

A gorgeously peaceful scene, Sandra! I love it! Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend xxx

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! Wow!! I love the colors and the design!! It's so gorgeous!! Your cards are works of art!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

This is a fabulous scene Sandara, so tranquil and beautifully designed in really pretty colours and framed perfectly by the Chocolate Baroque Wild Meadow flowers, and darkening the edges really helps to the draw the eye in to the detail. x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous scenery Sandra. Beautiful colours and design. I love this! Marlies

Viv's Visuals said...

Another enviable scene Sandra!

Lynne K said...

Love this scene, Sandra, such a calm and serene feel to it. Beautifully blended colours and a perfect sentiment to go with it.

Lynne x

Gerrina said...

A fest to look at this card! Hugs, Gerrina

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a stunning scenic card Sandra just love the colours

Anne

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