Sunday 10 May 2015

Night Tree

Hi there ,
 Its a real quick post from me today as I'm against the clock to link up my make for one of the challenges I will be entering it into . Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge

After dithering with ideas for some time ( all week !!) I decided to make a card - here it is:

The stamp is by Paperbag studios 'NIght Tree' n personally I love it- n that's where it all began! I Stamped the image n then watercoloured the branches of the tree using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink n once dry mounted onto black cardstock .
I created a background using Abandoned Coral DI n lots of water spritzing, dabbing the colour back with a paper towel. 
I then added detail with some random stamping using black Archival ink n a couple of texture stamps n spritzed with Black Soot n Fired Brick Distress Stain Sprays. There are a few spots of Picket fence DDS too but they aren't that noticeable.
I do LOVE that shattered stamp 
The edges of the background were inked with Black Soot DI n mounted on to white n black card stock before adhering to the white card I had prepared earlier. 
I stamped a sentiment n mounted ready for later .

Now was my 'light bulb' moment so to speak! As the stamped image is like the old film negatives I headed to my photo box n pulled out some old negative, cut them to size n adhered one of them to the left side of the image! 
I created a small black strip with holes in it to mirror the edges of the stamped image n adhered it to a small strip of negative too .

Now it was just a matter of adhering everything onto the background! The final touches were some of my old faves - yep you've guessed it Metal hex nuts! 


N thats what I've been up to today!

Thanks ever so for stopping by n for all the lovely kind comments you leave for me when you do . They are so much appreciated
Hope to see you again soon but  now its time  for me to 'get a riddle on'  n catch the deadline .......... Take care

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


  1. Lovely card Amanda, gorgeous colour and composition. Tracy xv

  2. A gorgeous card , love the stamped image and the old film strip isza wonderful idea xx

  3. LOVE those colors! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  4. Beautiful card ..... love the colours in the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  5. LOVE the whole drama of this Amanda! The stamped crackle background really works well with the spidery tree. Jenny x

  6. Completely gorgeous and beautifully made :)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend, big hugs xx

  7. How beautiful, I love all the techniques you've used. Thank you for entering our challenge at ASOI this month.


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