Monday, January 9, 2012

This into these!

Back in November I headed out to my car on the way to work and
1. noticed we had had frost again and once again I had not budgeted enough time to scrape my car windows AND get to work on time!
2. the frost really was VERY pretty even though a pain to scrape
I had my camera with me so I quickly snapped a few photos then posted them on Facebook later that day. My friend Dianne N commented that they would make great photoscapes backgrounds. Well, this weekend I finally got around to getting some prints professionally printed and had some time to give the photo a try. I have also entered these cards in the Craft a Scene challenge blog. Here are 3 cards I made with the prints. I wish I had had more printed they were kind of addictive! I found the prints were too dark to use black ink on however Brillance inks worked perfectly!
This card was stamped with Brillance Pearlescent lavender, Cosmic Copper & Memories Black dye ink. Stamps: Stampscapes Prickly Branches & Scenic Sentiments set #5. Happy Birthday sentiment by Flourishes. Ribbon and gems by Hero Arts.

This card was stamped with Brillance Moonlight white and Crimson Copper. Stamps by Stampscapes: Water Mill, Loon with Reflection, Water pattern & Quaking aspen.

This is the first scene I did on these prints and I think this is my favourite and it is a Christmas card so 1 card down for 2012! Yeah me! :) This one was all stamped with Brillance Moonlight white. Stamps used: Stampscapes Lakeside cove, water pattern & Scenic sentiment set #7. This card ended up as a square because I was heat setting the ink (thought you needed to do that but turns out there is no need) with my heat gun and I guess I was doing a bit too much talking and not enough paying attention because I managed to heat a bubble in the print and it popped! It was quite loud and shut me up in a hurry. Thankfully, the problem was easily fixed with my trusty paper trimmer. Thanks everyone for stopping by. Stop by later this week as I have a couple more Stampscape scenes stamped up I just need to get them mounted so they should be up in the next few days.


NancyD said...

Wow, Victoria these are amazing! How interesting to use pictures of ice for your background. Your friend is right the prints are wonderful. Maybe you should have more printed and offer them in your store. Way to go!! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our very first challenge. NancyD

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Victoria yes so agree yet frost is just amazing - how great never to waste a moment in time or artistic possibility - I adore the first one and can so see what you mean about them being addictive!
Have just been having a big wander around your blog, and loving what I see! thanks so much for the all the lovely stamps etc - it looks like we have the same taste. I really wish could be closer than am to vies things or do classes but great to see none the less! off to view ll your Stampscapes and see if you have any demos of colour building...
Shaz in Oz.x

stampinganja said...

Wow, those are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Anja

Dianne said...

That picture did make an awesome background!!! Beautiful cards as always.

Sheree said...

Wow!!! All three are gorgeous! And.. what a fab idea to stamp on a photo of ice! I'm going to have my camera handy all the time now!
Thanks for playing along at our new scenic stamping blog... Keep up the great work and keep on submitting your creations!
p.s. I may just have to pop in this coming Thursday!

Olga said...

these are all absolutley breathtaking!!!!! They look store bought,you have loads of talent!!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene!!!

Shazsilverwolf said...

These are fabulous- what a wonderful idea to use as a background. We have some frosty mornings over here at the moment- you just know my camera is going to be in my pocket when I go out to work now, lol.Seriously, these are stunning- thanks for a great technique to try too. Shaz xx