Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am?
I am not really a winter person at all and loathe the cold, so when Jenny sent me the gorgeous Spring Scenes Stamp set, this was right up my street! I did not have a great deal of time to play with it but was asked to combine it with stencils, so this is what I came up with……
The first card is using the lovely daffodils from the Spring Scenes stamp set, I love daffodils they are one of my favourite flowers because they bring so much colour to this time of the year.
I combined it with Birch Trees stencil from imagination Crafts which was on the Create and Craft Show that Jenny had this stamp on. I really love this stencil and I had an idea with the daffodils stamp from this set….It was sparked of by memories of when I used to go walking quite a bit and would walk through local woods in the spring and see the daffodils nodding their heads above the snowdrops……
The seed was sown so I got to work…….
I created the background first by using Frayed Burlap and Crushed Olive Distress Inks with a blending tool through the stencil, I then put clear embossing powder on top and heat set it to create a resist background. I cleaned my stencil, reversed it and then used Antique Linen Distress ink through to add another layer of threes in the background to add dimension, I repeated the first step and embossed these too……
Next I die cut a circle in a piece of card to make a sun mask and then placed it over the trees and then used Mustard Seed Distress Ink to create a sun behind the trees. I really loved using resist techniques to add depth and drama to a scene……
With the background done I set about creating the foreground…..
Using several stamps from the set I stamped out a little scene on some white card to create a corner scene. I used Aqua markers and Distress inks to colour them. I cut a white border around the edge of them and then 3D’d them to the main image. With a little matting and layering and an added sentiment I was done!
For the next one I used the same principles but this time using Birdsong Scene Stencil from Imagination Crafts ( another stencil on the program ) , I used Scattered Straw and Mustard seed Distress ink for the background…….The message is from Hobby Art Sunny Day Greeting Stamp set which I stamped in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink…….
I created the foreground in the same way as the card above , just using daffodils this time and adding a little bit of sparkle to them…..
Well that is all from me for now, have a great weekend and look out for those daffodils popping there heads through the ground as Spring will soon be here…..
Hugs Lisa B xx