Friday, 5 June 2015

Just standin' around

This card uses one of those stamps that's been in my stash for ages, and I'm always "just about" to use it yet never quite get around to it. It was part of a set of Oriental themed stamps that were a cover mount on the now-defunct Get Stamping magazine a couple of years ago.

My original plan had been to use my brayer to produce an upside down image to be a reflection of the bird in the water below, but the ripples around his legs meant that didn't work very well, so I decided to stamp the image in the centre of the card them mask off a circle around it, colouring it in with blue chalks - I used several shades, with the darker ones towards the edge of the circle, and coloured in the sun with yellow and orange chalks. Then before removing the mask, I sprayed the image with Spray 'n' Shine to fix the chalks and give the image a soft sheen. Unfortunately it's a gloomy day here and the artificial light doesn't show up the shine on the image like sunshine would have done.

I am sharing this with
Less is More - Two legs or four
One Layer Simplicity - Round and Round
Fan-tastic Tuesday - One Layer


Kathyk said...

This is lovely, so delicate


Neets B said...

This is certainly a great silhouette for our legs challenge. Great circular design too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Ardyth said...

This is very 'zen' in feeling! I love the image and the surrounding circle! So glad you joined us at OLS!

Gail said...

This is fabulous. As I look at the entries at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, you deserve the prize. It looks like most everyone didn't understand ONE LAYER. Amazing, huh? Don't look at me...I'm not entering the's too difficult for me to do. ;) This card is outstanding and I love how it turned out. Chalk, huh? Gotta get mind out of the drawer it's been hiding...

Chrissie said...

I had a busy week so I'm just catching up on last week's comments!
This is wonderfully CAS... great card with terrific inking and stamping.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply AWESOME! Fabulous inking, great images and a brilliantly designed card Jane
Love it. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Darnell said...

This is really sensational, Jane! I think you rocked and rolled the OLS challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Linby said...

Fantastic Jane. Lynnx

Susan said...

Very peaceful card! Well done!

Anne said...

Ooh this is a great stamp Jane, glad you used it for this fab card
Sorry to be so late commenting, I am playing catch-up!
Thank you very much for joining us.
Less is More