Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Another Scene for Countryview Crafts

As many of you will know already, the challenge theme this month over at Countryview Crafts is "Make a Scene". For my second project I made a fancy gift tag.
Time is precious at this busy time of the year, but a project like this is quick to do. All you need is a scenic stamp, a tag, a sentiment and minimal embellishments. (Makes it easy to send in the post too).
I used a Graphics 45 tag made from Kraft card.
I stamped my scene, using a Sheena Douglass stamp in Potting Soil Archival, heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used a circular mask for the moon and blended Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress inks around it to colour my scene. I then removed the mask and lightly blended some more  ink over part of the moon so it would not appear too stark. With a water brush I then removed a little ink from the buildings to make it look as if the moon was lighting it up a bit.
A die cut sentiment and some little snowflakes finished it all off.

Well, I hope you are up to date with your Christmas preparations and if you have a moment to spare, do join in our challenge. Like always there is a fabulous prize to be won!
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butterfly said...

Just been enjoying this over at CVC - so atmospheric.
Alison xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag Astrid one of my favourite Sheena stamps
Merry Christmas

Meggymay said...

A fabulous tag Astrid,, its a super stamp , just right for a Christmas gift tag.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

this is beautiful Astrid - I adore it! Gorgeous scene - hugs rachel x

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful tag!

Lynn Price said...

OMG, Astrid - pardon the expression, but this sends me over the moon! I love how you use this wonderful architectural stamp, which I thankfully was able to finally find. Your use of the mask, and the water brush to highlight the moon's lighting on the building - fabulous! And in brown no less!! You continue to inspire me! Happy holidays and safe travels to your family - xxx Lynn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A gorgeous scene on this brilliant tag Astrid!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a gorgeous scenery here on the tag today again Astrid. I love the old look and you did an awesome job creating the scene here. It´s really awesome.

Dortesjs said...

Wonderful tag love the scenery

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Astrid, I thought that was a printed image!!! I can't believe how realistic it looks with that moon and the clouds whisping by...incredible! hugs :)

Terry said...

Oh how that moon glows! What a great scene you have created, Astrid! I love this tag and although simple, so much detail! Love this!

Dorthe said...

You are a master Astrid ( know I told you before ,lol) you can make a flat shiny moon look like the real one, with a little ink, to be totally allive, and the building too, in the darkness but lighted by the full moon. Also beautiful with the white snowflake and the words !
Dorthe, xxo

Annie said...

What a stunning scene you have created Astrid x the moon and the building look fantastic.....love it xx

Sending my best wishes and huge hugs
Annie x

JackieP Neal said...

Lovely gift tag- that scriot is beautiful- so delicate!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Astrid!! Have fun with the grands!! xoxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is brilliant Astrid! A beautiful scene and all on a tag!

A Pink said...

Absolutely stunning! I LOVE architectural images and non more so when they are set with a night sky and a shining moon . Simple maybe but a true work of Art ! x

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