Thursday 13 March 2014

Inky Garden Scene

I've been getting splodgy with my distress inks again to create a garden scene, inspired by the warmer spring weather.  Watch out local bird tables, my cats are enjoying spending more time outdoors again!
 I masked off much of the card with masking tape, leaving a wide band, then dabbed Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Inks on a non stick mat and spritzed with water.  I then swooshed the card through the ink, keeping the blue at the top for the sky and the green at the bottom.  Next I removed the tape and very lightly dabbed the card back in the ink, I then sprayed the piece with water and dried with a heat tool.  Once dry, I put masking tape back on in the same place it was before.
The stamps I've used are all from Clarity.  To create the background foliage, I used just one stamp, inked with Peeled Paint, stamped several times, then sprayed with water to soften.  Once that was dry, I removed the tape from the right hand side and stamped the branch at the top.  I then removed the rest of the tape and stamped the birdhouse, inking the stamp with Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint, then stamped the fence, offsetting it slightly, the cat and the birds.
I decided to create a frame using the edges of the branch stamp all the way around the edges of the card.  I then simply matted it onto dark brown card and stuck it to my card blank.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Bloggers - Nature
Love to Create - #106 - Anything Goes
Craft a Scene - Let it be Spring
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp
My Time to Craft - #238 - Frame It - I stamped a foliage frame
Open Minded Challenges - #5 - Use Something Green - I used green ink


  1. Hi Wendin this is a fabulous card, so love how you've made the background and stamped the bird table and cat. It's a lovely scene, Kate x

  2. Gorgeous creation, I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  3. this is stunning Wendy - my cat too is venturing out more in the warmer weather! With my DT hat on thanks for joining us at Craft a scene xx

  4. W O W! I love the scene you made! Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful! It's just... WOW!!
    Thanks for playing along at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! Wish to see you again next time.
    Hugs, Mikha

  5. Beautiful!! Love your stamping!! This is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. What a delightful card! I like how you used the distressed inks!Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Challenge #3 -Using stamp or Digi Stamp Anywhere!

  7. Such a pretty scene you have stamped! Love the CAS look.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  8. What a stunning card. Love the scene you've created. Thank you for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges.


  9. Hi Wendy, I love your card and the design is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  10. Lovely card ... great scene you created! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  11. Gorgeous!! Love the scene you created!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!
    Hugs' xx
    Jackie - LTC owner

  12. What an amazing card, Wendy! I'd love it if this was way bigger and on my wall. :) I'm in love...
    Have a great day!

  13. A gorgeous scene that certainly makes me think of warmer days. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this week.

    Sue xx

  14. Gorgeous card, lovely spring colours and beautifully stamped! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month
    Claire xx


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