Saturday, January 07, 2012

First Scenescape.

Well the stamps arrived yesterday and I have been having some fun creating scenescapes.
This picture was inspired by a National trust property not far from us that has a nature walk attached to the grounds. The Doc & I love to go there as they have a water meadow with a hide and if you go down about 3pm you will often see their prize herd of Aberdeen Angus cows having a drink along with the Herons and other assorted birds.

Whilst I did splash out on the stamps (Christmas Money) I did use everything else from my stash.
Here is a little thrift idea for you. Whilst taking down the Christmas cards received (I normally keep the handcrafted ones and give the rest to charity but this time I suddenly realised that the front of the shop bought cards were generally blank inside so making excellent white card stock so I now have an assortment of different sizes to use.
So my scenescape below is actually the back of a Christmas card! I used chalks to colour the sky, grass and pond using Ice Blue, French Blue, Olive Pastel and Dark Moss.
Trees were inked with distressed ink in Forest Moss, cows in Walnut Stain and for the fence I used StazOn Jet Black.
Stamps used were 'Stampscapes' old fence 293c, cows 157a & 172a, tree cluster 266d,( trees over the hill were the top half of ) lakeside cove 048e and sedge filler 251 for the grass texture.

Going to enter this into the new challenge blog over at
Craft a Scene#1: Anything Goes.

Also the following:

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes (new stamps).

Simon Says Stamp: Something old (stash), Something New (Stamps & Technique).

Pile it On: Anything Goes.

Fasionable Stamping: Anything Goes using your New Stash. (new stamps).


NancyD said...

Looks wonderful! Looking at this reminds me of my drive on my way to Victoria. There is lots of farmland and lots of milking cows. Nicely done. thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our very first challenge. NancyD

Sandra H said...

Oh Mrs A This is beautiful! :) Sandra H

K Clark said...

wow... beautiful scene... i never would have guessed they were stamps!!
thanks for joining us at Pile it on
Kimberly -DT

Sheree said...

Awesome scene! I can tell that you are going to love working with Stampscapes!
You have done a fabulous job joining the fence.. people sometimes have a hard time with that stamp!
Your grass and sky are coloured beautifully!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!

Dan said...

You've done a great job with those Stampscape stamps! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW it looks like a fabulous painting-- such a unique creation!

Di said...

Brilliant Mrs A! As folk have said, it looks as if you painted it from scratch, not cleverly using stamps for the basis - well done! I do love your comments on my blog - always make me laugh...........hic :)) Di xx

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A ! You are such a talented lady ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Ali said...

That looks great xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Mrs A. looks like th boys left you in alone long enough to get going on the new challenge - well done and yes am too a hoarder of whit card backs fronts etc - as you say perfect for use! thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

Unknown said...

It looks lovely, you must be so pleased with it!

Faye said...

They came quickly! Just as well, you were itching to get your mitts on them! This looks fabby, well done you. xxx

Jill said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Mrs.B said...

You have created a beautiful scene with these stamps, and such gorgeous colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

stampinganja said...

Great card, and you say this is your first time using them? Can't wait to see what you will do next.
Thanks for sharing, Anja

craftieodmae said...

I would say you have found your other hidden talent, this is fantastic!!!! Thanks for joing us at Craft A Scene!

Lisa said...

Amazing job, love the scene, thanks for joining us a Craft a Scene, hope you can join us again!!!

shulsart said...

Love the little pond you have created in the middle of your meadow. I live in cow country and see this setting all the time. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.