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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Craft a Scene Challenge

This first card is from the Hobby Art Countryside stamps.  I have used them before, but not really gone into the masking bit too far.  This one is not quite how I intended it to be, but changing your mind when you are halfway through is not helpful.  I had originally intended it to be done in sepia, so I had stamped on watercolour card.  Then I thought I would brayer the background and do a resist to get the clouds.  Mistake!!  All I got was the texture of the card showing through.  A change of tack was needed, so I then used the make up sponges to work the ink into the"holes" in the card, and do the rest of the background colouring.  The colouring of the various elements was done with my meagre collection of Promarkers.

The second card has now moved to the next post, as Mr Linky would not let me enter two cards from the same post. 

This card  is intended for the Craft a Scene Challenge for this month.  I really enjoy playing around to create the scenes as I want them, and once I have finished this month's cards, a lot more playing will follow.

18 comments:

Laura said...

What a great desk today, I love the countryside cards they look super, after reading one of your earlier posts I investigated the silhouette cameo now I am the proud owner of and loving it. Have a great Wednesday, Laura

famfa said...

Lovely cards. Well done you for not buying anything new.

Felicia said...

These are wonderful!!! Simply just beautiful!! *huggles* =0)

May said...

These are Beautiful cards Maggie, good luck with the challenge, great job, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

Emma said...

What fabulous cards!! Both of them are absolutely stunning, especially the second one ~ I love the contrast of colours against the black background! Gorgeous work, Maggie!
Love Emma xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Maggie, lovely cards! I have the tuscany set and really enjoy using them - had some designs published in Making Cards last Sept using these, and was really chuffed with how they turned out. Even better, the mag was on the doormat waiting for me the day I got back from a holiday where I visited....... tuscany!! And it looks JUST like that in real life - wish i was there now [sigh]

thanks for sharing your lovely designs and happy woyww

debs #117

Beckyt said...

what brill cards I love them thanks for sharing
Becky no 56 x

Lou said...

2 wonderful cards they are really lovely Hope you have a fab week Lou #82

Enfys said...

Maggie, you asked aboutt the Promarkers storage. The box came with little slings to put dvd's in, I put them in those, each sling takes five. Hope this helps
Hugs
Enfys

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh Maggie, they are both lovely! It's funny ya know...had you not said anything, no one would have noticed you had to work a little harder on the first creation! It turned out wonderful, they both did. I don't think I would touch a "scene" if ya paid me. I'm so impressed. Scenes scare me! Happy WOYWW!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

well done Maggie you are going great guns! Shaz in oz.x PS. Off to look at the one above too...

Olga said...

this is absolutley gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene!!!

NancyD said...

Maggie, I am so glad to finally see these cards and that Mr. Linky cooperated. I really like that fence stamp! Lovely scene. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our first ever challenge. NancyD

stampinganja said...

Wow, great card! I have never heard about this company, great stamps, now I am gonna look them up.....THanks for joining us at Craft a Scene, take care, Anja

Di said...

As others have said, scenes scare me - but you certainly cracked it Maggie - totally lovely! Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I really love this scene. Must check out that challenge! xxxx

Sheree said...

I love this scene Maggie! If you wouldnt have said anything I would have taken this as a gorgeous watercolor! It is fabulous!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!
Sheree

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg- great scene, love it. I keep looking at the hobbyart stamps, and thinking I must get some. Hope you are both well, love Shaz