Friday, 21 October 2011

New Challenge at The Stamp Man - Night time

Good afternoon everyone.
I trust that this finds you all well. The new challenge over at The Stamp Man starts today; and for me this WAS a challenge!
Here is my card
I started out by clear embossing the trees from Aspects of Design 4 -Celtic Christmas onto white card. This was then inked with distress ink in stormy sky and black soot over that. I "bleached" out some of the colour by using a paint brush with water inside the trees.
I then used the same colour inks onto another piece of card and spritzed with water to give the illusion of a starry sky. I stamped the sentiment in perfect pigment and covered in perfect pearls blue patina and then highlighted with a white pen. Lastly I added some small gems to act as stars.
I laid the two pieces overlapping and cut out the wavy line and then stuck them to a card blank.

Some close ups to try to show details. I was trying to create the illusion of a moonlit night scene just softly showing the trees in the soft night sky!
There are some fab inspirational projects on the blog to inspire you so do pop on over and join in the fun. As always there is a £10.00 voucher for the winner to spend at the Stamp Man.

Hope you all have a lovely afternoon.

5 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Neil. The embossing, inking and bleaching have created a stunning piece and so individual in style - I love it.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Angela Weimer said...

what a great card and wonderful image. Great job. Have a great day. Angela

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is lovely Neil. So moody!! Just like a winter's sky in Scotland!!
Have a good weekend.
Siobhan

Ildiko said...

Neil this is FAB just love your creativnes, whatever you touch turns into a beautiful art. I think I might enter this one but mine will be thinking outside of the box, well we can't be thinking all the same can we lol
Have a nice weekend
hugs
Ildiko

KatzElbows said...

An elegant, beautiful card. Just gorgeous.