Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Stampscapes - Meadow Views

Hi Everyone!

I picked up the meadow stamp last week at Crafty Capers and played with it the other night.   I coloured most of the scene and left it overnight then added more colour.  Sometimes it works out for the best to leave everything when you're tired and let the inks fade somewhat, which they do normally anyway.  Once they are faded you get a different view of everything and add more colour to areas where needed.  Just remember not to make all of the meadow grass green!  The only time I know of where that would happen would be the English countryside or the Irish fields of green.  When you tap in your colours...mix it up a bit!  There's a little bit if everything out there.  A good way to see things is on Google Earth.  The images are so crisp and clear now for the most part.

For this scene I stamped the mountains first, the meadow scene second, the rock third and the foreground trees last.  The birds were added once all colouring was finished and tilted so that they would cover up a boo boo smear of grey!  (Hint.. leave some stamps for last to cover imperfections!)  Big mistake... stamping the buck with Walnut Stain Distress ink!  Don't know what I was thinking but I should have used a darker dye ink!

Stamps used were:
188F     Rocky Peaks
057G    Meadow Large
196F    Pine Tree
2225    Twisting Pine
301A    Rocks and Grass
302A   Gulls

Inks Used:
Adirondack Dye Ink Pads -
Lemonade                        Willow                           Aqua
Terra Cotta                       Citrus                             Pool
Pink Sherbet                     Meadow                         Bottle
Latte                                 Pesto 

Memento Dye Ink Pads - 
Cottage Ivy                      London Fog

Distress Inks -  Walnut Stain

Paper:           Glossy white, Recollections & Unknown
Pens:             Jellyroll Star Pen - Platinum
Punch:           Martha Stewart Photo Corner
Leaves:         Dollarama
Tools:           Colorbox Stylus                            


Myrna said...

This is beautiful.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

It's amazing that you can mix all those stamps and ink and come away with something so beautiful.
You have a gift.

Brenda said...

Sheree, this is absolutely amazing. I am blown away by the dimension you achieved! Hopefully Purl didn't get near these gorgeous stamps!
hugs, Bren

Work said...

again a mind blowing creation, dear just loooooooove it.

Sharron Lynne said...

Love your stampscapes. I must get mine out and learn from your tutorials.