When Crafty Individuals released CI-429 I made this sample, HERE, for them but as I enjoyed making that card, I decided to create a collection, with the intention to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler.
Delighted at realising they are published in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, as a feature article called Nature Calls (I called them In The Woods Somewhere, a favourite track of mine from Hozier, actually I am slightly obsessed with all the tracks!). Not only am I pleased that they liked the cards enough to publish them but they also photographed them so beautifully, staging one of the cards so perfectly for Autumn and emphasising the colours of the cards. For this post, unfortunately you only have my own photographs!
Washes of beautiful earthy tone Brushos form the backgrounds. I knew I didn’t want any stamping on the backgrounds, the only stamping being the focals of the various tree images and aside from that, a sentiment.Along with the sense of Autumnal colours I wanted there to be textures so I added here and there, fragments of bark and also texture in the form of handmade papers and muslin, which were also stained with the Brushos.
For this card, I stamped the trees more than once, layering them to create a longer image to suit the cardbase. When I look at this now, the background to the tree landscape almost has a stormy, brooding appearance compared to the first card. I actually think this suits the dense appearance of the trees. I still find Brushos to be slightly unpredictable so this was purely by chance.A mica tile layered partially over the trees, with a cluster of stained handmade paper, muslin and velvet ribbon attached to the lower corner.Normally when stamping onto tissue paper the idea is for the tissue paper to dissolve into the substrate, blending into the background but for this collection that wasn’t what I wanted. I tried to ensure the edges were not adhered to bring another element of texture and I like the lightness it brings to the trees.This beautiful sentiment is from Darkroom Door.Brushos stain muslin and handmade papers so beautifully and allowed me to co-ordinate those little scraps with the backgrounds created.Thank you to The Stampers’ Sampler for publishing this collection and for sharing on their Facebook page.
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26 Oct 2015 23 Comments