Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas and Birthday Scenes

Here is the Christmas card I sent to Brenda this year. I know she has received it so I can post it now! The base card was stamped with a Visible Image background stamp, Gaudette. The main panel was stamped on glossy card stock using a combination of memento Grape Jelly ink and Adirondack Pool. the trees are Inkylicious Black Forest and the stag is from Stampscapes. I used my mountains and valleys mask and ink dusters to create the snowy drifts and I pinched together the ink duster bristles to make the tree shadows. I finished it with ribbon and a sentiment from craftwork cards. Sorry about the awful photo. I don't see the house in daylight until the weekends at the moment.
My second card is for a friend for her birthday. For this I dusted the middle background in impress lemon yellow ink then added Memento Bahama Blue and Danube Blue each side of the yellow. I stamped the inkylicious grasses and seed heads (Build a meadow) in Danube blue and added a few silver gel pen highlights and stickles. I do like these colours, although again the photo doesn't do it justice!
Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,love them both.xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh yeah Sally . . . these 2 are brilliant. I am particularly taken with the birthday card though.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

These are both strikingly you Sally! I love the way those shadows for the trees have come out & your touches of sparkle in their branches.
The second is very unusual yet so effective with the implication of sun & sand. Again the glittery details adds beautifully & I love those birds.
Paula (PEP)

Faith A said...

Both dreamy and thoughtful, love the peace they bring.

Hope your Christmas is wonderful

Carola Bartz said...

Both cards are very beautiful, but if I had to choose one it would be the first one. Love the colors, the scene - everything.

Helen J said...

Lovely cards, I particularly love the atmosphere of the first one. Have a lovely Christmas!
Helen

Mrs A. said...

I am so in love with your scenes. The snow card is fabulous and I love the colours behind the seed heads. Beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two beautiful cards Sally - love the snow scene and the gorgeous Inkylicious meadow stamps. Fabulous!

Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Hugs, Sylvia xx
PS - I tried to leave you a comment several times last night but blogger wasn't playing! Hope you get this one! x

Linby said...

two very beautiful cards Sally.
Merry Christmas
Lynn x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes photos are like that aren't they Sal!!
Must admit the simplicity of the first one grabs me.. thanks so mcuh for popping over an being an encourager :D

.. and every blessing for the Christmas season, as we remember the birth of our dear Saviour, love Shaz in oz.x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You do your colors so softly. I would have never guessed that top card has Memento's grape jelly in it. It is such a peaceful card. I want to be there right now breathing in that cold crisp scene! Then I realize my toes would get cold.