Saturday, 1 October 2011

Three Different Looks From The Same Stamps

Hi Everyone!
I made these scenes up the other night and finally had them matted Friday night.  I used the same stamps on all three and some of the stamps are in the same spots.  There are different moons in two and one had a major accident so I trimmed it down to fit on a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card! 
Each scene was very dark when it was finished.  The white penned highlights really showed up beautifully.  Then... over two days they faded (Adirondack Dye Inks will do that).  I kind of like how they turned out after all!
Here are the finished projects!

This is the first scene.  The reflection of the moon was quite vivid at first so I was very happy with that in the end as it wasn't so overpowering.  The moon was taped off so that it would fit on the horizon.
This is the same scene but I had an accident on the right side so trimmed it down to fit on a smaller card.  It was like the first photo in the beginning which would fit into a business size envelope.  I didn't put a moon in this scene so the sky wasn't as dark in the beginning.  That is why it is lighter than the other one above.
I really like this one and it looks so much better in real life!  Before it faded, the sky was dark and I had done the reflections of the windows perfectly in the water.  Now, you can hardly tell!  The card is 5X7 and was a different size to use up the leftover glossy paper.
Stamps used:
Lakeside Cabin
Pines and Rocks
Rocks and Bushes
Row Boat
Inks:  Adirondack Aqua, Stream, Lemonade, Stonewashed
         Memento Sunshine Yellow, Morning Sky, London Fog
Thanks for looking and... Have a wonderful weekend!!


NancyD said...

They are all wonderful!

Dana said...

These are three so gorgeous "scene queen" =)

Lorraine said...

This is cool! I like how you used the same stamps but made the scenes look & feel so different!

Victoria said...

They are all beautiful cards but card #3 is my fav.

Gail said...

I like them alllllllll!

Linda w said...

They are all very beautiful Hug slin

Anonymous said...

These are the most gorgeous, I could never pick one as a favorite there all beautiful.

Hugs, Lori m

Anonymous said...

These are all gorgeous, and it's hard to pick one favorite. If I had to, I think it would be the muted tones of the first. They just create such a lovely mood! Great, great cards.

Karen Howard said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful! You are the master of landscapes! Hugs, Karen

Myrna said...

Wow, such great cards to return to. Just got back from holidays and loved all three of your cards.

Merry said...

Oh these are all so amazing. Love the reflection of the trees.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sheree - so know what you mean about the inks fading - wow though you make me want to get mine out and so some more stampscapes - but not yet, too much to do elsewhere one day! very busy days over here now spring has sprung - some pickies of my garden plants rather different from other countries! Shaz in Oz.x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - lovely and amazing scenic cards x

Anna-Karin said...

They are all beautiful! Great compositions! What I normally do regarding the fading is that I often leave the scenes to dry overnight or so. Then I add some more of the same inks (sometimes it is enough to just go over it again with one of the lighter inks, and/or with one of the darker inks where you want it dark). Then I spray it with a fixative. I find that the colours stay pretty vibrant then and the fading is less.