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!