Sunday, 21 September 2014

Simple Scene

Hello everyone! 

I am here to show you my creation for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Trees with Autumn Colours

It's such a hectic time at the moment for me that I felt the need to simplify...and the words on this Artistic Outpost stamp spoke volumes to me! 

I was struggling with this challenge - trying to get too technical and looking for something that was a real WOW! Then I took a step back and thought why make things difficult? - Sometimes simple is better.
 After all, the trees stamp is beautiful enough without any embellishments......

And this is as CAS as I can get I am afraid! Even when trying to keep things simple I can't resist adding in some rustic texture effects...

The card base was inked with Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain DI and I stamped my favourite script stamp with Gathered Twigs DI and Potting Soil Archival ink to get a layered effect.

The picture was stamped with an Artistic Outpost tree scene in Potting Soil Archival ink and then had Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain DI's blended over it. I added the palest ink at the center of the scene to look like the sun was setting and the darker colours were added to the outside to give depth to the picture.

The I did some spritz and flick over the picture and spritzed it with some Pink/Orange ink spray.

The background of the card as also spritzed with a brown ink spray to add to the grungy effect

And there is my 'Trees with Autumn Colours'!

Hope you like it! Why not come and play along with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.
  You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked at one of our Catwalk Spotlights!

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  1. This is so very beautiful Laura.
    Dot x

  2. Beautiful! Love those particular tree stamps and the background colours are stunning!

  3. Love this Laura and I can relate to the over thinking :-) love the colours and the tree stamp is beautiful

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  4. A gorgeous card in stunning colours Laura!
    greetings, Alie

  5. beautiful! Love the colours and the scripted base.

  6. A beautiful scene, Laura!

    Your card looks like a bleached dia slide! That gives your creation the feel of age and timeworn beauty! LOVE that!

    Claudia x

  7. Gorgeous card Laura, love the words too
    Claire xx

  8. Beautiful card, I especially love the message.

  9. This is gorgeous, Laura!! I'm with you--I can't seem to get CAS with CAS...I've got to have a background, too and some water spots or ink/paint splatters!! :) OH, love the AO stamps that you've used! They're one of my favs!! Fabulous challenge creation! Good Luck :) XOXO-Shari


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