Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Stampscapes - Something Different!

Good Morning!

I played around with different types of ink last night and this is the end result. I kind of like it! The first layer is Adirondack Dye Ink - Aqua. Using the brayer I applied quite a few coats and really worked the colour into the glossy paper. After that the hills were made with ripped paper and using the brayer to apply ink. Super easy!!
The next step is to stamp the images. Everything looked too monotone when I was finished so brought out my Distress Ink Pad - Frayed Burlap and tapped it into the valleys and onto the rocks. My hills just didn't seem to stand out so went over the top edges with Adirondack Stonewashed to deepen the colour a bit and it also gave a bit more definition to the ridges.
Last of all I applied white accents here and there to make the leaves, brush and birds stand out. The whole thing was sprayed with a glossy laquer finish and then mounted.

There you have it! This project is so easy and a fun one to try!

Stamps used:
Stampscape - 302A Gulls
277F Leafy branch
Rocks & Brush

Adirondack - Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim
Ranger - Archival - Jet Black
Disstress - Frayed Burlap
MS Punch - Photo corner
JellyRoll Star pens

Thanks for looking!

P.S. The postal strike is over and Myrna will receive her Stampscape stamps soon... Woo Hoo!!!
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Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the new technigue and can't wait to see more! Hugs, Karen

Myrna said...

OOOOhhh Sheree this is gorgeous!!!
Yay my stampscapes are on their way. Exciting.

Starla B. said...

Oooh....pretty! I really love this!

Linda w said...

Wow, this is just fantastic. What a great technique, you are so clever. A very beautiful card as a result. Hugs lin

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

This is incredible! I love how you just peek through the branches and this awesome scenery lays before you. It just seems so real. Good job!

Dana said...

Wowzers Sheree!! This looks just like a photo at dusk! Amazing : )

Sherri said...

Wow is right! This is just awesome & probably one of my favorites you have ever done! It should be framed & hung on the wall as art. Just incredible!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Sheree I do love brayering and Stampscapes and have some of these stamps of one could substitute rally love the simplicity of the design thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Teresa Arsenault said...

OMSoul, Sheree, this is absolutely breathtaking! I simply won't believe that it was easy. Easy for a super talented person like you maybe. This is something I would love to see hanging on my wall.

I am so glad to have found you at The Outlawz Follow Me forum. I am now following you. I hope you will visit me at my blog, Tickell Expressions, though I am no where near as talented as you are.


Gail L. said...

Great card!
I'm going to have to clean more than a 6 X 6 inch square spot on my desk so I can try these!
How far are you from Victoria!? Maybe I could have a lesson when I come to visit my son?!

Gail L. said...

Couldn't find your e-mail!
Wedding card template's here
I made
Not going to Victoria until fall!

Victoria said...

Beautiful job Sheree, as usual!

Brenda said...

Wow, absolutely stunning!!!