Sunday, 3 November 2013

November Challenge for Stamping Sensations

Well, it is time for our November Challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month our theme is Christmas. We are being sponsored this month by Stamp Addicts and I have used one of their fabulous scenic stamps in my landscape.
I stamped in Chipped Sapphire distress ink onto watercolour paper and then dragged a little colour out using a water brush. I also dusted the sky and some snow drifts using my ink dusters. The trees in the foreground and the sentiment are both Inkylicious stamps. This is a 7 x 7 card using some lovely navy blue cards I picked up from Doncaster at a bargain price.

For my second card I used one of Nicecrane Designs winter scenes and used a combination of inkylicious, Waltzing Mouse and Woodware stamps, trying to pick out the colours in the picture with memento and distress inks.
As I said before, we are sponsored this month by Stamp Addicts and they are offering the lucky winner a fabulous £35 voucher. Think of all the great stash you could buy with that!
Do pop over to the Challenge blog to look at the fabulous creations by my talented teamies. They are such a talented bunch.
Oh yes, before you do here is a quick reminder that I have follower candy here, if you haven't popped a comment on already, and this is new - not the same as last week!
Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well was this card that brought me over and love how you "blinged" up the snowflake die have that one must get it going gain!! great pickie lovely serene scene, God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

Doreen said...

Fabulous cards,love them both.xxx

Dora said...

both cards are beautiful. especially the first one. beautiful winterscene!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Sally, I especially love the first one. It's such a gorgeous winter scene and I love the technique of dragging the colour out. It gives a lovely finish to the card.

Sue x

brenda said...

Love the tone on tone with the SA stamps Sal and of curse what you have done with Ignacio's image.

B x

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sally, two gorgeous cards and they are so different. Love the blue landscape scene, but also that gorgeous image on the second is ticking all my boxes :-) hope you are enjoying your weekend. Maddy x

Lynne K said...

All your scene cards are gorgeous, Sally, and this one is no exception. I love the cool blues, truly a winter wonderland! The pretty border and snowflake are the perfect embellishments.

Also love your second card -I'm off to investigate those winter scene pics!

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the blues in the first with the water brush technique one of my favourites.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

Love both these gorgeous cards Sally, each for it's own style. I have to say the first card brings back memories of the first part of this year and I hope we don't get a repeat of that this winter, lol! Beautiful image on the second one and you've married the colours up perfectly.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Tracy Harris said...

Two wonderful cards Sally and both so different. Thank you

Eret said...

I can't take my eyes off from the first card. I love all the blue and your beautiful winter scene. Your second card is beautiful as well but blue one is simply striking, Sally!
Eret x

Tracy said...

Superb festive creations, gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Two great cards, but I really lime the scene you created.
Lynn x

Gemma said...

I don't know how i have missed these cards but i have somehow...they are stunning Sally!!

Hugs and xxx
Gemma