Monday, 25 May 2015

A Simple Scene

Hello everyone, so happy to have you drop in here today and welcome like always to you all!
I am showing a card I made as my second DT piece for Country View Challenges where the theme is "Something Scenic" this month.
I decided to dust off some of my Sheena Douglas stamps again and create another scene with the beautiful St Paul's stamp. This is actually a Christmas stamp set, but has many other uses besides.

I created a circular aperture mask and adhered it to my base card. I then stamped the main St Paul's image in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I masked the main image with masking fluid, punched a circular mask, put that in place over my masked St Paul's and then inked around it with Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. When I was happy with the result I removed both the masking fluid and the moon mask and added a bit more colour with my inks and a blending tool. With the main circular aperture mask still in place I then stamped some little trees in the foreground, inking them up with a brown Big Brush pen.
I removed the main circular aperture mask, added a sentiment and because there seemed to be so much white space I then did some light stenciling still, using a Tim Holtz layering stencil and the same two colours of Distress inks.

After that I matted and layered my card and my simple scene was done.
Well, that's it from me for today but there are still some days left to join in our challenge. So if you have not done so yet, we all hope to see you there

Thanks so much for dropping by here today and see you next time!

34 comments:

brenda said...

Stunning card Astrid, St Paul's looks like a vintage photo in your capable hands.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful scene, makes me feel homesick for London. Valerie

Paula Whittaker said...

Beautifully executed.

Ruth said...

Simply beautiful and perfect, another one layered triumph! Ruth x

Inky and Quirky said...

Simply wow Astrid,I love these moonscape scenes they are so atmospheric
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Jac Desordre said...

loving this collection of moonscapes that you are giving us, they are refreshingly different, thank you for also sharing the way you did it x

JackieP Neal said...

Oh yes!! Again the masking technique! I love it! You really have created such beautiful pieces with this and those stamps!! Bravo! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy wowsers, this is gorgeous Astrid! Never heard of masking fluid before, I will have to check that out! Your scene is so romantic, like a summer night! The latticework stencil was such a perfect choice! Stunning! hugs :)

Vintagehandmade said...

Wooow, Astrid, I adore your scenes creations! What a clever masking technique! Love your stamps, your latticework stencil and that vintage effect you have achieved in such a beautiful way! Brilliant art, indeed!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Candy C said...

Astrid...I feel like I am looking at a vintage postcard! This is a lovely scene that you have created through the magic of stamping and masking. Really beautiful!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Again gorgeous, it looks like a printed card! Love it. Take care, Shirleyxx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful!

Annie said...

Such a gorgeous card Astrid and the SD stamp looks stunning. Very effective details

Huge hugs Annie x

Rita said...

Beautiful scene Astrid. It really does look like a moonlight night over St Paul's. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Again a lovely card with gorgeous combinations Astrid!

Ros Crawford said...

This s stunning!! I've never tried masking fluid ... maybe I'll give it a go

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
Gorgeous card - beautiful scene and it has a wonderful dream-like feel!

Sue Balawajder said...

Wow,just wow! This is so beautiful.

butterfly said...

Love the soft smoky tones of the sky and the wonderful glow of the moon - beautiful St Paul's stamp too!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful masking and stamping Astrid, you have created a most wonderful scene. Anne xx

Miranda said...

Always a great effect with this technique and you've made such a beautiful card with it! It reminded me also to play with this technique again, warmly Miranda

rachel said...

this is awesome Astrid - I love the main image - can't think that I have that one and i thought I had most of sheenas stamps!!! Beautiful scene - gorgeous work! Hugs rachel x

Lynn Price said...

Wow, Astrid! I hardly have words for this.... stunningly beautiful, brilliant, painterly.....all of these are true and none do the piece justice! Your sky is fabulous, as is the moon..... and love the stamps you've used in this and the previous make! Thank you for the step-out also - so inspirational! xxx Lynn

Elizabeth said...

This is so very lovely, Astrid! I love how your masking technique highlights your image, and the combination of Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain Distress is scrumptious!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning Astrid! I love the wonderful soft tones. Jennie x

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing and beautiful scenery here again Astrid, you´ve just done an awesome piece of art here again hun, and I love the soft tones, you´ve used on here too. Sooooooo gorgeous creation as usual.

Carol said...

WOW - magical - love the card you have created. Have a lovely day x

Dorthe said...

A magic and mysterious night around Sct Pauls, how beautiful, and love your background with the latticework stencil . Have a wonderful new week, dear Astrid.
Dorthe, xox

S@ndy Diller said...

So lovely, it feels as if I'm there taking a photo. Love it. S@ndy xx

My name is Erika. said...

Really pretty card. I also was looking around and saw some other nice things-like your tag book. What a great idea!

Terry said...

So soft and pretty, Astrid! I love the scene and beautiful masking! I have a masking fluid that tends to lift off the paper, so I was wondering what masking fluid you use? Love this!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Astrid, your night time sky is so wonderful, perfect colour combination! And the addition of the trees in the foreground really sets it all off. Love the echo of the circular motif in your mask, moon and the TH stencil, just a beautiful card.

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeously serene! Nicola x

thecobweboriumemporium said...

Really striking, Astrid! It's so lovely, I'd frame it. ~ Cobs. x

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