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Sunday, 9 March 2014

this one's for me......

Well as the title says I made this card purely for my pleasure with nobody in mind for a change. I saw this stamp I think on one of Pauline Butcher's cards and i had to have it.

I connected instantly with it. It took me back to my childhood. My auntie had this painting with a similar bridge and water on it that she had painted. i have always wanted to make something similar and this stamp gave me the opportunity finally.

So on a piece of centura pearl I stamped the stamp from Lavinia  in black archival and created a mask for it. I covered the main image with mask and added a moon mask (or sun in this case). I decided to create a sunset. So using distress inks and brushes I inked with victorian velvet, worn lipstick, picked raspberry, seedless preserves and faded jeans. I added some squeezed lemonade on the horizon - just a hint. I also added some picked raspberry and seedless prserve at the bottom.

I removed masks and set about coloring the image and sun. i used my spectrum pencils and I must say every time i use them i convince myself some more that I really needed them. I used various yellows, oranges browns, blues and a purple until I was happy with the shading.

I added clear wink of stella to water and this gave it a lovely shimmer.

I then stamped with the crackle stamp all around the edges and inked with chipped sapphire to darken edges.

I wanted to add a sentiment but didn't find anything appropriate. Then i happened to look at this die that said peace. As this was how this image made me feel i die cut it in black and added it to pic.

Finally i matted it on complimentary card and mounted it on 6x6 base card. I hope you like my creation and this time I really ask you to be kind with your comments as this was purely for me, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this in the lavinia stamps challenge - add something pink


  1. Oh no, this is wonderful. Love the card, fab stamps and the winkk of stellar on the water if super. More shopping to be done. Theresa, you can explain to the Bank Manager.

    1. Don't worry Naomi I will say she needed it and there is no way her life would have been complete without it. Do you think he will accept that ? lol xx

  2. Fabulous creation Theresa, I too love the bridge image, and you have made it look peaceful and magical. Good luck in the challenge, hugs P xxxx

  3. OOOooo so beautiful ..... love it Super card Theresa .
    Eileen xxxx

  4. Stunning work Theresa, so pretty! Thank you for sharing this with us in the challenge, good luck! :) xxx

  5. Absolutely stunning Theresa. As I look out of the window this morning I see a beautiful pink sky too - you've captured it perfectly.

  6. One word...Beautiful!!!!
    Groetjes, Anja

  7. What a magical image, beautiful artwork xx

  8. This is lovely Theresa, I think Peace was the right word for it, so still and calming xx

  9. Lovely card - I really like the way you've done the water! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  10. lovely card! that bridge is so pretty! good luck on the challenge Bibiana (DT)

  11. Oh, I love this card. Momma, thinks, I have this stamp!

  12. Beautiful card Theresa Love what you have done with this....and peace.....what a lovely sentiment. xx