I actually managed two offerings for Di's Snippets Challenge this week, mainly by hunting through bits and pieces I had been playing with.
This first one uses another stamp from Barbara Gray's Clarity range. I did the topper ages ago and it has just been sitting around in one of my many heaps of things to do. It nearly had a complete disaster today, when I suddenly realised I had stuck it on the card upside down, but, fortunately, the silicone glue was very forgiving and allowed me to just lift it off and replace the right way up. It was stamped onto Clarity paper, with Adirondack Slate, and then I think it was brayered with Big and Juicy Mountain Meadow. It was a while ago, and I did not write it down, so I am just guessing. I think it is a lovely stamp, well two stamps anyway, and very adaptable. I mounted the topper onto Clarity black card to try to keep the oriental feel.
This second offering was another play around with various stamps, and a bit of digital tweaking as well. The trees were stamped, and then scanned, so that I could place them as I wished, changing the sizes to fit the perspective. The church and the horse and carriage are Clarity stamps, while the fence is just put in with a thin black pen. I used Adirondack Cloudy Blue and Slate for the sky, and just the Slate for the foreground. It had been intended for the Craft a Scene Silhouette Challenge, but it did not go quite as I had intended.
Having now got into the playground in time for registration, I am now off to have a go on the swings, before heading out the the greenhouse to pot up some new plants, and hoping they do not die of frostbite this week. Watch out, folks, for the icy slide over in the corner of the playground, and don't fall in the mud. see you all soon. xx Maggie
PS I hope you are feeling much better this week, Di, and ready to enjoy life again. Take care of yourself.