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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Craft a Scene

I am reposting this, although I only posted it yesterday.  However, Mr Linky will not allow me to post two cards from one post.  It keeps spitting me out so I am am splitting the two cards apart into separate posts..

This second card, following on from yesterday, was done in a more sensible manner, with another set of Hobby Art stamps, with a really Provençal feel to them.  This time, I used the Clarity coated stock, and did some masking to get the trees etc in the right place.  I brayered the background and tried to get a vivid sunset look to it.  I used the Promarkers to colour in the houses and the trees etc., going over parts to try to show shade areas.  I mounted the stamps on Clarity handles, which was great as it allowed me to see exactly where I was placing things.    The pathway is not quite as I had envisaged, so I need to explore that in the future to improve things.

I am hoping I have now fooled Mr Linky and he will let me play in 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.


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Well done Maggie... love the wee scene here too and yes it it is so much fun playing with them, Shaz in Oz.x (funny thing about Mr Linky - have done three myself but it was thee over three weeks so there was no hassles.)

Mrs A. said...

Do hope blogger allows you to post your pics for the challenge as these are both good.Especially like this one with the pink hues. Not heard of this range of stamps before.

Mrs A. said...

darn blogger is playing up again. Stopped me in full flow. Nancy is asking if we know of any stamps companies with scene stsamps to let her know by email. Just spotted Suzy cat and got one for myself. hope you don't mind Love the antics she gets up to. Off to physio now at the hospital for my first treatment. hugs Mrs A.

NancyD said...

Maggie, another great scene! Love the farming nature of it. Thanks again for joining in our challenge. NancyD

Di said...

Fabulous Maggie - lovely scene and it's the colour of a decent glass of rose wine to boot :) Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic scene. Great colours xxx

Sheree said...

Lovely Maggie!! Your scenes are gorgeous.. I love the colours you chose.. reminds me of a wonderful vineyard! Love your work Maggie and hope you will continue to play along with us at Craft A Scene for every challenge!