Friday, 8 April 2016

Pretty as a Picture

Sometimes a challenge is indeed a challenge!  
Looking at my stash of Stampotique stamps I wondered what I could use to play along at Stampotique this week.  Although I know I can use any stamp company, I prefer to only use Stampotique, but this challenge needed some extras.

The theme is 
"Nature" but "no humans or animals"

I thought I'd try a scene, so starting with a postcard sized piece of cardstock and some torn cardstock for the hills, off I went.

I stamped the sun first, masking off the lower half.  Next the green hills took shape, followed by the colours of the sunrise and lastly the sky.

Some foliage was added to the foreground.

The picket fence was stamped onto patterned paper before being fussy cut.  This particular paper is excellent for the fence as it has the appearance of corrugated iron, which in turn means each picket is a different colour to it's neighbour - works perfectly!

Stampotique - "Picket Fence"
Carabelle Studio - "Zinouk du jardin"
Stampin' Up! - "Pocket Silhouettes"

Distress Inks
mustard seed, fossilized amber, wild honey, worn lipstick, peeled paint, faded jeans


Happy Crafting!


  1. Gorgeous Helen!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :) xx

  2. I agree that this is a difficult challenge, Helen, but your handled it with aplomb!! Love your color palette here!

  3. That challenge certainly sounded challenging. Love your take on it, so inventive. Cara x

  4. I love your card Helen <3 So beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Challenge this week :)

    xx Arwen

  5. Lovely! Hills, sunset, flowers and picket fence a perfect combination for this weeks challenge. x

  6. Beautiful card with the Nature theme. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designers challenge

  7. Love this card, ith a great stamp on the front! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designers challenge

  8. Gorgeous and perfect for the nature challenge. Thank you for playing with us at stampotique Originals Designer Challenge. .


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