Sunday, 25 April 2010

Adventure By The Lake

Here is another Stampscapes scene. Aren't they just gorgeous?

The little wording comes from Darkroom Door Wilderness 2 Plate. I have used, again, a Kaleidacolour pad to brayer the base. Not seen really well in the photo is the swishes of Marvy light blue which I randomly swiped through the water.

I am loving this adventure, myself, and am really enjoying playing with these scenes!!!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Always Friends

I have had this image stamped since going to Canberra in July last year!

Seeing as my room is topsy turvy awaiting the men to replace bricks in the wall from the old aircon which was ripped out last night, and also the installation of the new split system (tomorrow, fingers crossed!), I have delved into my little "half finished" container and came away with this pretty scene.

The stamp manufacturer I have no idea of, but if Grace sees this, she can enlighten us, since it is her stamp! The technique is Brayered Madras, which uses the Kaleidacolour ink pads once more. I really get good purchase out of all my Kaleidacolour pads, eh? I have never regretted buying these pads, as there are just so many things you can do with them.

To finish off, I Cuttlebugged a layer piece using one of the bigger new embossing folders. I love the bigger folders, they are just right for card makers! The main image is raised with DSFT and a wee Hero Arts wording stamped in StazOn black. I felt it didn't need any more fuss, as it tells the story quite nicely, as is.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Gum Drop Lake

Gum Drop Lake is also a lesson form the Stampscapes site. ummmm.....This end result isn't like the lesson at!

I wanted to put "curtains" on the sides but alas, I did not have the right coloured netting. I envy the girls in the US who can access that stuff by the roll! It was a firm design plan which I am disappointed can not be implemented! I had this thought that the card should have the sense of looking out the kitchen window.

If I come across that netting stuff, I am going to revisit and finish this off. I reckon it would look really cool. I was pretty chuffed with the actual scene though when completed.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Get Lost

Hi all,

Here is my second attempt at the Fall Forest lesson from the Stampscapes site.

All the same materials were used as stated yesterday (although I did forget to mention I micro glazed the scene on completion!).

I tried this one again as I was not happy with how dark my second line of trees was. Being new ink pads, I should have realised two stamp offs would not be enough. I stamped off no less than 4 times to get the right tone. But, this time, I stamped off the final layer in the background one too many times and it is just that bit too light now! I can see them on the real card, but it is hard to see that final row of trees in the photo! Oh well! Live and learn!

I love that wording!

Saturday, 17 April 2010


Afternoon all,

Here is another Stampscapes scene. This time I was trying out the Lesson called Fall Forest. It isn't the same as the lesson as I did not have and Big and Juicy ink pads. Instead, I have used the Kaleidacolour pad I had on hand.

I felt I did not stamp the middle layer of trees off enough, but it is seeming to tone down a little today and the double darkness is not quite as noticeable.

The wording is from Darkroom Door, but all the scenic stuff is Stampscapes. I have layered on to black and then used DSFT to raise the central image. I popped a little butterfly in the corner with a brad to tie it all in with the wording.

Cheryll....This was my first attempt...Attempt number two I will
show tomorrow.

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Hi everyone,

I received my Marvy inks in the mail today and have finally settled with enough supplies to try some of the lessons more fully from the Stampscapes site. Mind you, I didn't end up using the ink pads for this!

I have used Stampscapes stamps throughout, aided and abetted by India Ink and Pine Needles distress ink (I don't own the Ocean Aqua actually used in the sample, so improvisation was called for). I followed closely....well sort of closely the lesson found here (Scroll down the left side till you get to Simplescapes, and then choose Lake Aqua Blue). I did like the moody effect and love the outcome. I think it would look good using other colours also, and am thinking of trying them out.

I finished the scene off with buffing it up with Micro Glaze and adding gel pen highlights here and there. This time, I added the gel pen after the glaze, coz last time the stuff just rubbed straight off!

Hope you like it.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Hope Your Day Shines People

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!

Basically cased from the Hero Arts new catalogue. I am so pleased I stamped this up because it looks really cool IRL!

I have used Hero Arts stamps throughout, Colourbox Chalk Inks and Bazzill cardstock. I stamped, sponged and cut out a flower and attached it over the main flower with a button and string.

Please note I put the sentiment on a tilt...Yep...right away from my comfort zone....I almost didn't. I was sitting there with the DSFT on the back, moving it horizontally and then tilting...back to horizontally ....back to tilting. Aren't I a woosss?? I do not do crooked very well, so it is a major achievement that tilting won the day!

I have to say, it is brilliant to actually stamp something!
Wooooo Hooooo!!!!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hi all, Miss Me?

Card is closed up here.
Card is fully opened here.

This is the back of the card.
Regular followers of this blog must be wondering if I have fallen of the face of the planet???

No, but I have not had a functioning arting area for quite some time and the hubby and I have been renovating. Enough said!

I found this partially completed card when I was moving all my junk....aka...stamping stuff, to its new abode, and finished it off this afternoon.

MFT stamps are the focus but the flourishes belong to Kaiser, I think. I have used Kaiser papers throughout (with the paper piecing as well!). I tackled the back feature with all different sizes paper punches and added Kindy Glitz to the flourishes. A little grosgrain ribbon and it is complete. I love to make cards which have different orientations and this one has turned out quite well, I am thinking.

Tomorrow and Saturday morning my kitchen is being put in. The old air con has to be removed from my new art studio and bricks replaced...coz it was a box air con, and then my new (split system)....very quiet, air con has yet to be installed. Basically, most of the stuff is in the room, but there is no rhyme nor reason to it. And as those who know me well can attest to...I am finding that quite the trial! I will have time from the weekend on to set things straight and to get back into serious stamping. Shell is not much fun when her beloved stamps and stuff are beyond her reach!!!!!