It's time for our new challenges at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More where our themes are 'Shades of Autumn' and 'Autumn Splendour'.............I know, I know, not too much thinking went on there on my part but I adore crafting with the wonderful colours of the season and I know most of my team mates do as well as all their lovely samples show. As always there are wonderful prizes to be won at both.
Lots of lovely warm Autumnal colours on this one, I first stamped the PB fence and masked it before stamping the tree inking the stamp with Distress Markers and using my Timmy stamping platform so I could build up the colours. Next I stamped the birdies, extending the wire with a black pen and adding another single bird.....Billy no mates.......leaves and flowers and the little Deer.
Hubby and I sat watching it the other day and were discussing how blessed we are to be able to watch wildlife from our own living room. We have so many different creatures within our grounds, Rabbits, Hares, Hedgehogs, Squirrels to name but a few and a wide variety of birds and always thank my dear Dad for teaching me an appreciation of all that Nature has to offer.
I always like a floral wreath and the Stamp Addicts leaves lend themselves to this very well. I cut a circle aperture and used foam pads to raise it and placed over the sentiment which is heat embossed with detail copper powder, then stamped the leaves onto card inked with Distress Oxides and again heat embossed. After cutting out I fixed around the aperture and added a bow if some Autumnal ribbon which I have had for years...........there's not much left on the reel now so I will go sparingly with it.
I also wanted to share one of my creations using the new Kim Moody stamps that Lesley launched on Hochanda TV this week. I was a lucky girl being sent the new stamps to play with and had such a fun time with them. Kim is an artist who sketches real life and puts his own slant on to images which as you can see gives a lovely quirky feel to them. His stamps are being made by Chocolate Baroque so are excellent quality and you can buy them now from Chocolate Baroque , they sold out very quickly on the launch show.
This one was a bit of inky indulgence, an Oxide background with some script from an old book, stamped the house and gave it a bit of a colour wash with DI's, stamped some CB fungi and sentiment, some random stencilling and a chipboard tree (gift from another treeaholic friend). Mounted onto corrugated, a couple of eyelets and some string to hang.
Lots of lovely prizes to be won again so please do come and join us.
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