Friday, 28 December 2012

Been playing...

My lovely hubby was very kind and got me some Stampscapes stamps, with some serious unsubtle hinting (i.e. I want those for Christmas, lol!) Once all our visitors had been and gone I was able to reclaim my craft table and have a play. I only have a couple of shares today as I have been busy making some DT cards, but those will be here on the first Sunday in January.
So, here are my cards. First is a sunset using the Lakeside Cabin set.
I used Adirondack inks in Peach Bellini, mountain rose, purple twilight and denim. I coloured the rocks in the foreground with weathered wood and frayed burlap distress markers. I even tried making a few stars with white gel pen and a little bit of white ink on a cotton bud. The sentiment is from Inkylicious.
For the second I tried a scene with the Country Chapel set and added a tree or two from the Lakeside Cabin set and some sky from the Light and the Sea set. I didn't manage to capture the light and dark very well on this one, but it isn't bad for a first go. I absolutely love the sedge filler, as you can just create hills with it!
Today I took my Dad for his first appointment for a hip replacement. It looks like it will be done by Easter! They confirmed it was very worn and that it was just the left hip, and not his knee as well, which is good. The surgeon said that he would be extremely pleased if he had my Dad's mental fitness at the age of 83, and seemed even more impressed when he heard about his gardening, walking and table tennis! Not one to sit around, my Dad! Hopefully a new hip will keep him going for a good while longer too. Well, I'd better go and get on. Stamps to play with and all that, lol!
Thanks for looking, and I hope Santa was good to you too!


Paula (PEP) said...

They've both got quite a different atmosphere & I particularly like the sky in the second one. I had some lovely trees for Christmas & the new Memento (almost a year ago) Dewdrop colours so shall be trying some sponging with those.
Sounds like it's optimistic for your Dad's increased mobility.
Paula (PEP)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow these are stunnaliscious Sally!!
I just love the colours in that top one.. Think Steve definitely came up trumps there!
Good news about your dad
Lisa x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous scenes, Sally! I like the second one especially. Must get that sedge stamp! (Not to mention several others too!) x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sal, well your playing has certainly paid off!!
.... and do love the way you did that hill too would not have thought of using the sedge filler in that way!
... though do have it to my shame haven't really taken it and used it tot its potential and love the night scene too really mood crating and pray for your dads op for hip goes well. He is same age as my dad who fractured two of his vertebrae playing table tennis in mid November and still went on a cruise with his wife and brother + wife, 5 weeks later although not quite healed...
Love and God bless for 2013, Shaz in oz.x

Craftnut said...

Great cards. i have a set of these but scared of the inking, might hbave to have another go no i have a splodge mat :O), happy new year tracyxx

Paula Whittaker said...

wow what amazing scene's - your ink work is top notch Mrs. Hope you and yours have a very happy,healthy and harmonious New Year!

Canonbury creations said...

Two stunning scenes Sally they have a photographic quality! Love the colours on the lake scene:) hope you had a good Christmas and best wishes for 2013.
Val x

susiestacey said...

Two stunning cards Sally, the lakeside scene looks so peaceful l could just take myself there. Have a good new year x Susan x

Linby said...

Fantastic Cards, not used the sedge filler like that, so will give it a go.
Great news for your Father too.
Happy New Year
Lynn x

Tracy said...

Sally these are both gorgeous, but I really love the colours in that first one, so beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carola Bartz said...

This is some seriously beautiful playing! I'd love to spend some time at that lakeside cabin!
Have a happy new year, Sally!