Thursday, 19 January 2012

Beautiful Landscapes.

On Monday morning my daughter was in such a rush to catch the school bus that she forgot her PE kit...a few mins later the phone rings..."Mum can you bring my PE kit into school for second period?" So I defrosted the car and off I went chasing the school bus. Normally this is really annoying, but on Monday I didn't feel quite so cross because the frost and the soft morning light was lovely. I just had to stop the car on the way home to take some pictures! These were taken in Wichenford.

With such lovely views I do feel quite privileged to live in the country and with this in mind I decided to set a landscape theme for the next "Tanda Teaser". I have used a mixture of stamps for my sample card, but they are mainly Tanda. First I punched out a circle from a post-it note and used it to mask the sun, then used some ripped paper with distress inks and cut and dry foam to build up the landscape. I used some indigo blu stamps to stamp the fir trees on the hills again using the ripped paper as a mask so that some of the trees looked as though they were the other side of the hill. Once I was happy with the background I removed the mask from the sun and then used the clarity stamp and weathered wood distress ink to stamp the clouds around the sun.

Then I used the foliage stamps, Tanda and Lavinia with Versafine inks in, Olympia green, Spanish moss and smokey gray.

I stamped the sentiment in Olympia green in the centre of the card. The compass was made using some thick card that I die cut, painted gold with eco paint then stamped and triple embossed with clear embossing powder. I had planned to stamp the compass into the hot ep, but it didn't work as well as I wanted it to, hence this was the next best thing.

I printed out a small section of a local map in sepia tones and folded this so that the location was legible on the front. This was then mounted onto the card and a piece of raffia was tied around the card so that the bow was positioned on top of the map.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

"Cupcake Craftroom - Anything goes"

"Anything goes- anything goes at anything goes"

"Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes"

"Crafty Cardmakers - Anything goes"

"Make it Monday - anything goes"

"Truly Madly Crafty - Anything goes"

"Smudgy antics - masking"


Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous pictures of the dawn mornings like that make it worth getting up.

Love your Scene card beautiful collage of stamping XOXO Zoe

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sue thank you so much for joining us for our no floral embellishment challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with this beautifully stamped scene. So . Gorgeous colours and tones, just breath taking.


Sally said...

Love your photos Sue, they are beautiful, lucky you living in the country. Your card is very pretty & the country scene is wonderfully done. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Jan said...

This is great, so pleased I saw it on MIm xx Jan

ike said...

This is wonderful. Such a lot of work for all those elements. Beautiful result. Lovely photos too :-) Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics :-D xxxxxxx

monique said...

beautiful card, thanks for playing at smudgy antics

Chrissy said...

Beautiful photos and such a gorgeous card. love the scene you lovely.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Rene said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning our second prize!
Good luck!
Rene :D

hazel said...

Fabulous piece Sue, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Tamara Morton said...

Such a beautiful creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything goes. Please join us again Tuesday 24th Jan we have something special in store..

~Lady B~ said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics this week :)

Annette said...

WOW! This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

blackdragon said...

Beautiful Sue.... lovely scene you have created. Thanks for joining us at Smudgy antics this week.

Dora said...

Very elegant and stylish, this is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Good luck xx

Jane said...

This is lovely thanks for sharing it with us at Smudgy Antics
Luv Jane xxx

Sugar said...

beautiful card! love it!
thanks for playing with us at Smudgy Antics!

Pami said...

This is stunning Sue, and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, hope to see you again soon. Pami x