Friday 21 October 2011

Night Time at The Stamp Man

The lovely Michelle has chosen 'Night Time' as the theme at The Stamp Man this week and this really challenged my thinking and creativity.

I thought I would do some brayering, but when it came to putting ink on the card I decided to blend it instead. I masked off the sky and moon, blended DIs and then dried it ready to mask off layers for the ground, again blending DIs.

This photo shows the scene without any embellishments

 I stamped the birds and trees with archival black, sprinkled water over and dabbed it off to get a snowy effect and then splattered some white acrylic paint and water over the top of that. I am quite pleased with the effects.

I then made the tree similar to TH tags of Christmas 2010 and added the ticket and button.

Supplies -
DIs - peeled paint, pine needles, forest mnoss, walnut stain, antique linen, dried marigold, tumbled glass, stormy sky, chipped sapphire.
Distress embossing powder - peeled paint
Die - TH pine tree, TH ticket strip
Stamps - TH reindeer flight, TH QVC mini collection, TH odds and ends
Pinflair snow dust

I hope you will pop over to the Stamp Man blog to see all the other wonderful creations from the team and hopefully you will be inspired to have a go too. Jill will have a £10.00 voucher ready and waiting for the winner as chosen by the design team.

I was really excited to see that I have been chosen as a Ginger Gem again for my 'Shared Moments' card at Gingersnap Creations - such a prestigious award and thanks Shar and girls for choosing me.

Thanks to you all for taking a peek at what I have posted today. If you leave me a message and a link I will be able to pop over to see what you have been creating too.

Have a fun day.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for unused stash - the tree die and antelope button, both left over from last year.
Fab n Funky - Distressed or torn.
My time to Craft - Punches and dies.
Sweet Stamps - Lots of layers.
Try it on Tuesday - Taking to the skies.
Ooh La La Creations - Let It Snow.



Helen said...

Just stunning!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful scene .. love the effect you created with the water droplets
Lisa x

Berry said...

This is completely fabulous Brenda! I just love the effect you have created truly stunning! Hugs Rebekah xx

Gram's Treasures said...

This is beautiful, Brenda! Always nice to try something different, and the blended DI's made a wonderful night sky. Take care and have a great day.
Joyce xx

Claire said...

WOw Brenda, what a stunner! Gorgeous work,
have a good weekend

Terry said...

Brenda, the "Night Time" scene you created is so lovely that you did not even need any embellishments! Beautiful blending and design! Have a great weekend!


A beautiful night scene Brenda - absolutely love the sky and the techniques you have used.
Have a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia x

craftymum said...

Wow Brenda. With or without embellishments this is just gorgeous!.

WE broke up today for half term!!!! Have a great week
hugs Sarah x

Sue B said...

Wowzer Brenda, this is gorgeous!! Love how you've created the snow effect - it looks awesome! and the moon is so realistic. Gorgeous textures and love the tree!!
Hope you are keeping well and hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

chilli pip said...

This is great . What an amazing scene you have created . Well done and good luck with the challenges
Thanks so much for joining in at Ooh-la-la

Von said...

I thought it looked pretty good till I saw how you dressed it WOW !
and I'm a real bah humbug lol

Gina said...

Now this one definitely needs to be in a frame!! Gorgeous :D XXX

melody said...

wow ~ what a STUNNING background...and so beautiful with the added embellies! great take on the challenge this week!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful card. It looks without embellishment fantastic, too.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Hi Brenda
I saw this when I went on the SM site to post my entry. Stunning!! I must admit I went back in again to see it. Great work!!
Have a good weekend.

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love the night-time scene you have achieved.
Avril xx

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! What a stunning card. Your scene looks amazing and the snowy effect is fabulous. It really does look like a winter evening.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Juls said...

Hi Brenda

I am still playing catchup in blogland after my hols, I have enjoyed looking round your blog at all your fab creations I missed while I was away.

This is just gorgeous!!! The whole scene you have created is just amazing!!! fabulous work!

Hugs juls

Meggymay said...

Fantastic, love all your trees, its a beautiful sceen. Yvonne x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous love the colours hun....

have a super weekend....big hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

Loving the beautiful background Brenda, stunning artwork. x

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, the moon is just stunning
Lindsay xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda I saw this is the DT line up on the challenge blog and it caught my eye, it looks like a water colour painting, it is brilliant, the techniques you have used look awesome, I love it.
Lorraine x

Kathyk said...

This is really lovely Brenda - very striking.

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog too.

Have a fab weekend


donna said...

You did a fabulous job with this scene Brenda. It is stunning! hugs..Donna

Angela Weimer said...

fabulous Brenda. Love the scene you created and the depth. Hope all is well. Sorry I have been MIA lately. Things have been hectic. Take care. Angela

cheryl said...

oh gosh hun you have created a really amazing background hun its just so effective just love it,hugs cherylxx

Anonymous said...

All becomes clear now Brenda, I was looking at your photo on the Stamp Man blog and trying to work out where the ticket strip and tree die had been I see ! Spooky how we were both on the same track, but different! I love the splattered water and paint effect ! Sue C x

Irene said...

Brenda, this is awesome, the shading on the moon makes it look so real, absolutely brilliant. See you on Wednesday, really looking forward to it. Have a good Saturday.
Irene xx

Caroline said...

Thank you Benda for popping over to my cyberspace and leaving a comment... much appreciated.
Love the snow effect on the card.. en the detail in the second card... the little string around the tree. It is so much fun to see all the various creations of the team. Wishing you a creative weekend.

jonim52 said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps. Gorgeous card with all the embellishments.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Brenda thank you for your kind words ! What a beauty this is should be in a frame. Such beautiful techniques and colours here and you have created a fabulous scene for us.


Wendi said...

What a gorgeous card love the snow effect
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific, Brenda. You have really shown what can be done just with inking techniques, without needed to reach for stamps and patterned papers,

Lucy x

nancie said...

This is stunning, Breada. Love it. Thanks for joining MTTC. Good Luck. Hugs

Gem said...

a gorgeous card Brenda, I love how the splattering effect has mad eit look like it's snowing in the scene :) just fabulous xx

Cazro said...

Another piece of stunning art Brenda. I love how you have created the sky with an atmosphere. Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Caz

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunning beyond compare!

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! I love your night time scene! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Ginny said...

lovely, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda, I love how you've added the hills. I really like the water spattering but it's something I always forget to do x