Well yesterday was eventful with horrendous wind and rain, and we weren’t the only ones who lost power for a while. By the end of the day the few remaining leaves on our maple trees had gone and the landscape is looking much sadder. But instead of brooding I’ll look back at a summer scene on a project I made for World Card Making Day. I’m not quite ready to surrender to the damp and cold just yet.
BRAYERED SUMMER SCENE
This project began with the simple brayered summer scene. First I cut a hole in some scrap paper using the #7 plain-edged die from the Layering Ovals Dies (counting from the smallest up). Then I placed the frame over a layer of Whisper White Card.
Using a Sponge Brayer I sponged over the oval hole with Seaside Spray ink. Leaving the scrap paper in place I then tore some more scrap paper and laid it over most of the oval, leaving a small area visible at the bottom. Next I used the sponge brayer to add some Call Me Clover ink for the ‘grass’. Then I moved the scrap paper a little and brayered on more ink to add a little hill. With that done I removed all the scrap paper to reveal my summer landscape.
COW’S IT GOING?
Now it was time to stamp and I chose an image and sentiment from the Over The Moon Stamp Set.
I began by using Tuxedo Black ink to stamp “Cow’s it going?” on my background scene.
Next with Smoky Slate ink I stamped the cow with the flower three times. First I stamped the top part of the cow coming in from the right on a layer of Whisper White Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed this layer inside a Call Me Clover Card base.
Then I stamped the cow coming in from the left on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
Finally I stamped the full image onto a small piece of Very Vanilla Card and coloured it in using Stampin’ Blends.
The colors I chose were light and dark combos in Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight. I also used dark Petal Pink and light Smoky Slate. Once the colouring was complete I cut out the image using Paper Snips and added it to the scene layer with liquid glue.
I had one final touch to add to my summer scene layer, some Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim. I fixed the lace trim with a line of Tear & Tape Adhesive behind the left edge of my summer scene. Then I added the completed piece to the front of the card base with liquid glue and my project was complete.
For more projects featuring summer scenes check out these previous blog posts: