sunnuntai 8. helmikuuta 2015

Home sweet home

I made this card with the Chocolate Baroque colour challenge and the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge in mind. So I have used CB stamps and the colours brown, rust, green and mustard, and this time H is for Home. I wasn't imagining it would fit any other challenges, but now that it is done, I can't help thinking about "all creatures great and small"... So I'm also posting this card for the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge (All things bright and beautiful)

I mostly used stamps from the Steampunk Flowers and Punky Birds stamp sets with Archival inks. I made a background with flower stems from the Punky Flowers set and "bushes" from the Texture Fragments stamp set. I used masking tape to mask the stems and edge of the card. 

All the other images have been stamped on paper, coloured with Inktense pencils and fussy cut. Somehow they look pinkish in the pictures, but the flowers have been coloured with a combination of Chili red, brown and orange..they are trying to look like a version of reddish rust. I adhered part of the images with a glue stick and part with foam adhesive, to add some interest, especially on the birdhouse. On very thin pieces meant to be decoupaged I usually use a low doublesided foam tape: when the cover has been taken off on one side, it is fairly easy to cut as narrow strips as necessary, and because the tape is low, the adhesive doesn't show too much.

4 kommenttia:

  1. Love your masked borders! The scene that you created is simply LOVELY and SWEET, Kristiina! You are SUPERB stamper! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Challenge!

  2. Hi Kristiina, you have created a lovely scene, using a great combination of stamps, Love the two birds together, so sweet. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

  3. Beautiful card Kristiina. Great stamping. Love how you have created your steampunk garden scene. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
    Flo x

  4. Oh I love this card, it must have been a lot of work cutting all of it out, especially the small bits. Thank you for sharing, and congratulations on your top 3 spot!