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Tuesday, January 3, 2012


We are in the middle of a snowstorm, 40 cm of snow has already been dumped on us and it is still snowing though it is supposed to get better this afternoon.

So it is a perfect day to stamp! Out came the basket with stampscapes stamps to make a card for the challenge over HERE.

Make a scene is the theme and that's what I did. I stamped the main image, lakeside cove, 3 times on glossy cardstock with black Archival ink. With some make up sponges I started to apply colour by colour, distress inks, SU ink, Adirndack inks. You name it and it can be found in my craft room, LOL!

The trick I had learned a while back is that after applying each colour, you need to let that colour dry or heat set it before applying the next colour. This way, the colours don't"mud" together.

I believe I learned this from the Stampscapes website. I actually made 3 other scenes before I was happy with the result and knew what colours I wanted to use.

I would like to learn how to make the water more real, a little more dark blue, I guess, so I will try that on another project.

After I was happy with the colouring, I stamped the birds (Gulls 302A) , the branches (Crooked limb O97E), the reeds ()67B) and the guy in the canoe (159E), he almost got cut off, LOL!

After everything was stamped, I sprayed it with a seal and finished the card with a piece of yellow coloured cardstock, an ek borderpunch, some score lines, brads and a sentiment from Just Rite.

Let me know what you think and any tips you can give me!! I would love to hear from you, Anja


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is truly a gorgeous scene you have created! I love the colors you used, also!

Karen Aicken said...

This is beautiful - I really like how you used the same image 3 times. It created such a nice shoreline!
Cheers, Karen

Olga said...

this is absolutley gorgeous!!!!!!

Ankie vd Polder said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Anja. Echt super gedaan zo. Groetjes vanuit stormy Holland, Ankie

Sheree said...

Wow!! What an incredibly gorgeous scene!! I never thought of stamping the cove in an angle so I've learned something new today!
Gorgeous colours and your sky is awesome!
Thanks for playing along at CraftAScene!

Anonymous said...

Nou, tips hebben we niet voor je hoor, maar wel complimenten voor de kaart!

NancyD said...

I love your scene! The colors are sooo nice and I too learned something new from your post. I appreciate the tips you shared.

Thanks for joining us on our first challenge at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Quilting with Jannette said...

I don't think you could learn anything from me - but I almost always learn something from you! I love your water - with the added colours it looks very real to me! The way you did the branches also looks like an old tree reaching out in the forefront - it gives the whole scene some depth.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Karen (do your friends ever call you Kaz? we do in Oz but we are shockers at abbreviating names!) Well, I really love your layout and colouring on this and it is a great use if the stamps. Thanks so much for popping over and and going to encourage you by following me - if you do the same will put your blog on my following sidebar. And if you want to see how to colour a scene Sandy has a great two videos on it see links below, I actually like the colours a bit less strong but maybe that is how they look where she is doing them,
Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks Anja for also encouraging me by supporting my blog - am putting a link to your blog on my latest post and also putting your on my blog list on my sidebar -thanks being a blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

Candy Slabaugh said...

What a beautiful scene! I love the rich colors! You did a wonderful job!

Victoria said...

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog - your kind words were very much appreciated :) I love the detailed shore line of your card and the gorgeous colouring. It really is a beautiful scene. Sorry to hear you have problems with brayering too - if I ever learn I will let you know how I solved my problems!

Mrs A. said...

I can see I have a long way to go with learning how to do the coloured backgrounds. Yours is perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

Gail said...

Very pretty!