torstai 26. helmikuuta 2015

Landscape with clouds

I planned this card for the Addicted to Technics challenge that asks for selfmade stamps... But the background ended up so drip droppy, that I'm going for the Country View challenge instead :) I am also posting this for the SimonSaysStamp Monday and Wednesday challenges (anything goes on both of them) and the SimonSaysStamp Work it Wednesday challenge (spring).

I made the background by stamping with the leftovers of cutting out unmounted rubber stamps. I have a whole drawer of these...mostly unused and should be thrown away, but I'm bad at throwing stuff away. I chose pieces that could be cloud shapes and placed them on top of the card I would stamp on. 

Then I used an acrylic block with a sticky Tack'n Peel surface to pick the pieces up. I spread different shades of Distress Inks on the rubber and spritzed with water before stamping. The only problem that can occur with this is, that the background part of rubber plates can vary in thickness. These pieces are from Chocolate Baroque, that generally has quite even quality.

I ended up stamping a second generation stamp after heatsetting the first one. This way the sky is more even in stead of stripy. The cardstock is Canson Imagine, which works fine with water. As can be seen, the second lowest stripe obviously was a bit thinner than the rest, as the water droplets haven't been squished against the paper. A nice effect, I think.

I finished of the card with tree stamps I recently bought from Crafty Individuals. This is a combination of two different rows of trees, that have been stamped with Versamark Onyx Black and clear embossed. I didn't stamp quite straight, but was able to fix the image with a black pen. 

8 kommenttia:

  1. AWESOME scene! I love the idea of using the leftover negative parts of stampsets for your clouds & grass!

  2. What a cool effect with such a clever idea of using up the cutout scraps. Beautiful springy card with a lovely mix of colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. WOW what a fab way of making the background which is brilliant by the way and it looks gorgeous with the trees.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. What a brilliant idea to use the rubber scraps to create your background - so creative - and I love the colours of your cloudy sky - just beautiful as a setting for the gorgeous tree silhouettes. Fantastic card! Thanks so much for playing along with your Drips and Drops at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

  5. It 'a precious gift to share with us this your great idea! I really like this card, it's amazing, it seems a watercolor!

  6. What a genius way to use those scraps of rubber! Great card, and congratulations on your spotlight win!

  7. What a genius way to use those scraps of rubber! Great card, and congratulations on your spotlight win!