Monday, 14 February 2011

Love That Country Livin'!

Good Evening!
The weather is terrible so I headed to my favourite 'girls only' room and finished off what I had started last night!
This Stampscape is of my retirement home and property. I have a feeling that the house will be slightly larger than shown because I love old 'stuff.' I can hear the birds chirping in the trees as I type this out. Wonder if I'll have internet way out there??!!
I played around with the new cabin stamp I bought last week. It looked funny with mountains in the background so I toyed around with living on the prairies. The sedge filler stamp really helped fill in the voids here and there and though the fences don't really meet well... it looks old and worn out like me.
The colours I used for this were Adirondack Ink Pads in Pool, Terra Cotta, Willow, Meadow, Citrus, Black and from the Dirstress Ink Pads were Cracked Olive and Frayed Burlap. This scene is far from perfect!! If you look hard in the upper left corner, the ink ran when I sprayed the scene with glossy varnish! I didn't even notice that had happened until I was almost finished mounting everything so decided... to go ahead anyway! If I can't cover it up then I'll do another one. Should I scrap this one then I'll play around with white highlights.
I'm not sure why but, the ribbon took on a brassy hue for the camera when in fact it's a beautiful tan.
Thanks for looking and hope you like it!
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Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

You did this???? Totally awesome.

NancyD said...

Really beautiful card. Can I come and live there too? Looks very relaxing after the blustery day we just had.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

I love your card it’s so stunning and your coloring is very, very amazing!!
you asked me on my blog today about those heart doilies. Those are smaller than the regular ones you can get at Michaels. Silly me i found them by accident last year while on vaccation in Florida in a party/art supply store. found the mix of those two business rather funny at the time


Lynnor said...

wow!!! This is an amazing card!! Looks like a place I wouldn't mind living for my retirement!! Your coloring is awesome!!

Priyanka said...

this card is awesome fabulous extraordinarily mind blowing wow wow wow, u r so very talented in colouring dear uff I am astound, I do not wear sari in this saraswati puja, I wear sari precious year and that pic is very hazy as I dont have digi cam that time.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Thank you dear Sheree for seeing me again and your time to leave me a comment

Victoria said...

Great card! I'd be happy to have you living next door to me!

Linda w said...

Wow, your colouring is fantastic. I like your sky, my daughter would make one those colours too....we are never happy with our own work are we lol. Your mountains are wonderfully done...and so what if the guy is on one of those clear perspex walkway...they have them in all the best high tec films now lol. Hugs lin

loyaz1 said...

No way - don't scrap it. Super card. You did a terrific job with your light highlights and areas. TFS