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