Monday 3 February 2014

Love - Simon says stamp challenge

This card was all an exercise in masking. It is all done in black archival and black soot distress ink. I started by stamping the quirky cottage that was an NDC stamp from Clarity stamp. I .masked it off and stamped the tree behind it. incidentally all stamps used are from Clarity stamp.

I then stamped the heart which was another NDC stamp. Then using balloon stamp i inked the ribbon part and made sure i masked off balloon and stmped underneath heart to turn it into a balloon. I stamped the small tree in background. Then i brayered the sky using black soot after i put a moon/sun mask and also masked off the heart. Then i made a cloud mask from copy paper and sponged in some clouds.

I removed the moon mask and after cotting a hill shape from copy paper i brayered in some hills in background. Using same paper i shaded some areas creating little hedges which i edged with the little tree stamp. I also created a path from the house.

Finally i stamped the birds and coloured in cottage door in red sakura glaze pen.

Matted and layered and finished off with a wrought iron fence cut out of black card with a spellbinder d-lite.

I know it's not as good as Emma Williams's creations, from whom i get loads of inspiration, but i thought i'd enter it into Simonsaysstamp challenge - love.


  1. Fab u lous Theresa clever use of the stamps too. Xx

  2. Another gorgeous card Theresa and I LOVE your unique and very clever use of the stamps. I adore the black and white colour theme with just that pop of red on the front door...just gorgeous and thank you for your lovely mention and continued support. :))

    Thank you for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :) xxx

  3. Love this card! It's so sweet and love the scenery you've created! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Oh Theresa this is beautiful. I love your background but you have managed to make each individual stamp jump out of the picture. Lovely. xx

  5. thank you ladies for the lovely comments xx