Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sitting Here Thinking of You Scenery

Just playing with this new stamp set, Sitting Here, for the first time today.  I spent a lot of time on this one, as the images are finely detailed and I wanted to give it the attention it deserved.  SO much fun!  I think I especially love the pillows!

Stamps: Sitting Here, Hardwood, Sheltering Tree
Ink: Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate,Cajun Craze
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Accessories: Post-It Notes, Dimensionals, Brayer, Sponges, Blender Pens

Started with a 1/4 sheet of whisper white, trimmed down to 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamped the swing image in Basic Black. I used blender pens to color in the image with ink, markers to highlight some of the darker areas and small lines.

Using a large post it note, I stamped the swing image and hand cut it out and used as a mask for doing the background.  Masking the swing image, I then used another post it note to mask along the base to stamp the hardwood floor in Soft Suede.  Keeping the masks in place, used a sponge to sponge in Soft Suede all along the stamped floor area, swirling the sponge to coat evenly.

Reversed the floor mask to cover up the hardwood floor, making sure to keep the swing mask in place, used a sponge and sponged Crushed Cucumber above the floor to make grass. Once you remove the mask for the swing and floor, use markers and blender pens to add color behind the slats in the swing and any open white areas missed because of the mask.  It helps blend the edges too!

Using a brayer, add Soft Sky ink along the remaining top of the card.  I used a sponge to blend the remaining edges near the grass.

Using Sheltering Tree stamped leafy branches along the top of the card above the swing ropes, using Cucumber Crush.  I added some Flirty Flamingo flowers.  I decided it needed a branch or a panel to hang the swing on so I added a Hardwood stamped strip of Soft Suede.  Stamped some Crushed Curry Flowers along the grass top too.

Stamped the bird, cat, flower pot, and pillow, and used markers to color the images.  On the pillow and cat I used a touch of a Versamark marker around the edges after to give it a bit more 3D dimension.  Cut them out by hand and adhered with dimensionals.  For the flower pot, since it was difficult to cut out, I used Cucumber Crush to fill in between the flowers to make it look more realistic.

Stamped the banner strip in Dapper Denim onto Soft Sky, adhered with dimensionals.  Adhered card front to Cucumber Crush.

So much fun, I love how it turned out.  Thanks for looking today!


  1. this is so beautiful!! TFS

  2. I love how it turned out too! If I get energetic, I may try to CASE if that's okay.