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.