17 Sep 2013

Dusk to Dawn................

..............and a challenge

It has been a very dull rainy day today just the day for getting inky so taking my inspiration from this

and with the challenge at Craft a Scene - Dusk to Dawn in mind , a few of my favourite stamps, a little imagination,  I got very inky and made a card.....

Distress inks were used to create the background onto super smooth white card firstly a light layer of wild honey then used a mask for the moon and reapplied wild honey until I was happy, also at this point I lightly sprayed with water and dried with heat gun.  Dusty concord was used for the bottom of the card getting darker towards the bottom, I stamped the hills (listed below) also in same colour, flowers and grasses stamped at the bottom in black archival, I wanted these to be in the shadow so using more dusty concord and black soot I darkened the edges.  Tree branches were stamped in Black Archival and my favourite little owl was embossed in black.  This was then mounted onto a piece of black card which I distressed the edges before adding to orange card and mounting onto card blank.
Thanks for looking
'till next time

Stamps Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Highland Silhouettes and Grasses Silhouettes
Inks Distress and Archival


  1. Love the background colours you used they go so well together. The whole card is really beautiful

    Chrissie x

  2. beautfiul scene! beautiful colours. fantastic made!!!
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  3. Love the scene Maggie, great blend of colors and the mountains were a perfect touch. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Wonderful blending of the colours to create that autumnal sky - delicious!
    Alison x

  5. The blending is astonishingly beautiful and so perfect.
    A lovely card.
    P.S. Must become your latest Follower

  6. Lovely piece Maggie, and a great photo. The sun is shining here today, so I'm off out for a long walk! Valerie

  7. A beautiful card! Love the colours and the silhouette of the tree and owl. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month.

  8. Lovely colours - very atmospheric :)

  9. I can hear that owl calling now. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  10. A beautiful card Maggie, thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue x

  11. Beautiful! Your background colors are spectcular!


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