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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Craft a Scene - Moonlight

This is my first offering for this month's Moonlight challenge over at Craft A Scene.  I almost did not enter it, having seen so many other stunning pictures from so many others.  However, I am still learning and experimenting, so what the heck, you might see improvements over the next few months - I hope.

The stamps are from Barbara Gray's Clarity range.  I love her stamps, they are so deeply and carefully cut that there is little risk of not getting a good stamped image.  I stamped them onto the Clarity silk card with Adirondack Slate, and brayered the background with Adirondacks Cloudy Blue and Slate.  The moon was created by masking the background with a punched circle of Post it Note.  It is not as noticeable as I would have liked but I added highlights from the moon using a Sakura white pen, trying to pick up where the moonlight would have hit.

I am hoping to find time to have another go at this challenge, but time has a habit of getting away from me, so who knows.  Have a good month with this challenge.  xx Maggie


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Maggie, I love Clarity Stamps, I wish I could use mine better.

jacqui x

NancyD said...

Maggie, There is nothing wrong with your stamping or technique! Please keep entering our challenges because we love to see everyone's work. Everyone has something to offer. I love what you have done with shadows. I have tried to mimic this technique but have not been successful yet. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene - keep them coming. NancyD

RosC said...

Hi Maggie,
Just back from a trip... Much car cleaning & unpacking of camp kitchen, clothes and photos to do.
Love your lovely moonlit blues and technique. Very appealing.

Deanna said...

Maggie this is awesome scene! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and inspiration with all of us :)

Gail said...

Turned out great Maggie!
I'm just learning too, and am often intimidated by the other entries!
I figure if we practice enough we'll do ok!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, this came out great. I love this stamp, and especially how you have centre-staged it. For the other DT members visiting, I have to declare here that Marg & I are co- mothers-in-law, lol.

Sheree said...

I'm lovin' your stamps, layout... everything Maggie! Everyone has their own unique style. It would be a boring world if we all created like designs. You have done an exellent job with the brayer, your stamped images are really kewl and I would love to be able to do a scene like this!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!