Monday, 13 February 2012

Stampscapes - Spring Meadow

Evening Chicks!
Here's a quick post for tonight!   I actually started this Stampscape  couple of days ago.  I've been doing quite a few snow scenes of late and, that's the theme for us over at Craft A Scene for the month of February!  It was pouring rain with wind a few days ago and all I could think about was Spring getting here as fast as possible.  The heavens listened and for three days, including today, we are having sunshine here on the west coast!
I wasn't prepared to give my 'Stamp Eater' a bath today but had to do one with the hose outside.  Poor thing was shaking and cold but, she had found two deep mud holes filled with water and decided that today was the day she'd try and dig to China!  There was water and mud flying all over the place and I'm really not sure how she could put her whole head down in there.. eww!  I'm sure you all know what swampy soil smells like which is why the big goof had to be done with the hose outside.  All is well now.  She started liking me again an hour ago!
Back to the scene!  I stamped this one twice and ended up with one good one.  I'm wishing I would have extended the tree line on the horizon but, it's done and I'm going to put effort into thinking up a new one instead.  I kept the colours (Canadian spelling!)  fairly light, as light as possible.  The initial colouring looked quite dark but, dye inks fade so I left it out on the table and added more colour the following day.  
Once that phase was done I brought out my JellyRoll Star pens and dotted in wild flowers and also added highlights on everything with my white paint pen.
I left the scene on my craft table (should call it a mountain instead) and it lightened up again perfectly!  The lighter colours were quite dull though so I took my stylus loaded with Memento Cantalope and went over everything with it.  What a difference!  The trees popped, the dull rocks looked more rocky and the spring grass looked new, as it should!
Next was mounting, cut an insert to stamp the sentiment on and voila!

The recipe is...
Stamps - Stampscapes!
057G - Meadow Large
196F - Pine Tree (My favourite!)
299B - 3 Rocks And Grass
301A - Rocks And Grass
302A - Gulls

Adirondack - Aqua, Mushroom, Meadow, Lemonade, Black, Citrus
Memento - Cantaloupe, Morning Sky, London Fog, Bamboo,
Distress - Frayed Burlap, Crushed Olive

Ribbon - Michaels
Paper - Glossy, Recollections, Costco Jumbo Pack

Hope you all have a wonderful work week and I'll post again soon!

Hugs, Sheree


Gail said...

Oh bother! Just when I think you can't possibly get any better!
Good job!
Love it!

Myrna said...

Wow you are amazing!!! so is your scene.

NancyD said...

It is a fabulous scene, Sheree. I love the colours of Spring and how you have brought that thought out in your picture. Beautiful!! NancyD

Victoria said...

This is just stunning! I'm eyeing the list of inks you used a bit jealously!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah this is just lovely Sheree and wish had enough candy for other fav folks to maybe another day am starting to collect again - it is kind of addictive I am finding, - your cards are so inspirational and keep thinking need this an that extra when I pop and see your work.
I have bought some Stampscapes = a very big order for me (most naughty) when not supposed to be buying but kidding myself it is my birthday pressie as it is this month - all unmounted and not allowed to play yet - boo hoo! sob! not till big work is finished Shaz in Oz.x

Olga said...

that my friend looks like a photo!!!! You are blowing my mind, man you are so good at this!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my your cards are beautiful works of art! I mean jaw dropping A-Mazing!!!

Sherri said...

This is really beautiful! It makes me remember what spring is like. Right now all I see is snow! All the steps & layers you added were certainly worth the effort! Amazing!

Victoria said...

Great job as usual Sheree. Can't believe you put yellow over the entire scene and it didn't wreck it! You are very brave! LOL

Carole said...

I LOVE this one!! I was working on a new stamp image (old mill from Northwoods) today that was scenic. Now that I've seen your grass, I have to go do another one. You used different colors of green in different spots. I know that, but it really helps see someone do it.

jackid said...

Hi Sheree thanks for all the fabby coments you have sent me for some reason your blog isn't showing up my end but I'm still on your followers list blogger is strange
Anyway another stunning creation from you I love to these creation as for the rainy papers they were from the Smilie bear cd that I listed
Have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Karen Howard said...

Sheree, This is stunning! Makes we want to go on vacation and wander around your peaceful scene!!! Sorry I haven't been by lately. Been spending a lot of time at the vet with Buddy (sigh)!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Sheree, your coloring is amazing. This looks like a painting.
Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Darlene Lyons said...

Wow, that's beautiful, it's like looking through me cottage window! I found you in the looking for followers discussion over at the outlawz, I hope you will visit me too @

RosC said...

Hi Sheree, just visiting at the suggestion of Shaz in Oz. Love your stampscape in this post and appreciate your process description especially the colours (Aussie spelling too) you've used. I've got quite a few picture stamps and like using them.
Love your part of the world. Lived in Van some years back and came to the Island frequently. Saw my first salmon running at Sook Potholes.

stampinganja said...

Love this! Wow, you are so talented!!!