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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.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Craft a Scene - Silhouette

I am quite cross with myself over this challenge.  When I first saw the brief, I thought "Great, I have loads of ideas for that one".  Sadly, those ideas never saw the light of day, as I got bogged down with other things, cards that were needed urgently, gardening, family ....  You know what it is like.  So here I am right at the last minute, throwing something together.

It is  a serious mix of stamps and styles.  The background is a Stampscape Stamp, which I received this morning from Nancy, as part of my prize for the Moonlight challenge - thank you, Nancy.  As you can see, I did not waste any time using this one.  It was not quite long enough, I did not measure my card first, so I managed to tack on another bit at the end.  The horse and carriage is from Barbara Gray's Clarity range.  Both images are stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black.  The sky is brayered with Adirondack Cloudy Blue, then over-brayered with Adirondack Slate.  The foreground is just the Slate.  The topper is then mounted onto silver mirri paper, and then onto Clarity Black card.

Next month, I am hoping that I might get at least one card done in good time, rather than a rush at the end.  Mind you, my school work was always done in a rush at the end, so nothing changes, does it?


Princess Judy Palmer said...

If it wasn't for the last minute, no one would ever get anything done! Great wintery card!

PS.I tell myself I'm not going to wait until the last minute either. Never happens.

Scrap Affair said...

Well, I like it! It is very lovely picture and very nicely done!

Deanna said...

Beautiful vintage snow scene card you created. Love the carriage stamp!

NancyD said...

Maggie, I think it is wonderful and I am so glad the stamps finally arrived. I hope you like the selection I sent. Just a couple more days until the next challenge. Thanks for joining us again. NancyD

Karen said...

A gorgeous card Maggie, I love the silhouette effect, it looks great.

Hugs, Karen xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous stamping Maggie what a scene !! and What a fantastic card , great colours and I love the main coach image and those trees are fab . Well done Great work hugs Elaine

Linda said...

WOW Maggie, this is fabulous, I can't believe that you rushed to make this because it is just stunning.

Linda xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,What a fabulous scene you have created.xxx

Mrs A. said...

I really was hoping to be able to join in this challenge too but family committments over the last month have made it impossible. Congratulations on your win of stamps. You have done a great job in such a short space of time on this card and I love the horse and carriage.
Havn't joined in WOYWW for a while either because of family problems and not being at home much for the past two months. Hopefully things will settle down now and I can get back to being able to spend time viewing other blogs. Thankyou for continuing to visit me. Hugs Mrs A.

Emma said...

This is gorgeous Maggie...once again, you've done Barbara's stamp designs the justice they deserve. Wonderful work! :)
Hope you are well.
Love Emma xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely just lovely

jacqui x