Thursday 26 December 2013

Trees and Mountains

Hello friends!
I've been enjoying the Holidays and just being home with hubby, relaxing and crafting! This is a card I ended up giving to my husband because he liked it a lot -he said it reminds him of woods somewhere in Asia where the leafy trees are surrounded by mountains... I think I accidentally created a scene from the land of the rising sun! :) I hope you have all had wonderful times during Holidays and you have been able to craft and chill out. We all need it!

I created the scene by stamping with Tree Silhouette Stamps by STAMPlorations and using die cuts from Crimson Clouds as masks, I've received the die cuts as a prize from a card making challenge already a while ago. My card is highly influence by Heather Telford who I think is the queen of creating beautiful sponged and stamped scenes. If you don't know her blog, do check it out, her cards are very artistic and inspiring.

I masked the mountains, the "snowy trees" and the sun first and after that was all sponged, I stamped my trees using only one green ink but "many generations" of inking. This is my first attempt on creating a scene like this and I loved making it -the version that made it to the card is maybe my 4th or 5th attempt, I learned a lot on the way. I sponged with Distress Inks and stamped with Memento. I'd love to get some feedback on how to make a scene like this even more realistic -I think the size of the sun is a bit out of proportion and the sponged snowy trees furthest away are also a bit too big -but I thought they could be interpreted as very sharp mountain tops as well. :)

I'd like to enter: Free and Easy - Anything Goes

I hope you liked my scenic card! Thanks for popping by!


  1. Wow, just stunning Nonni, the masking and blending is expertly done x

  2. Beautiful nonni
    Glad you're enjoying the holidays. Marina

  3. Oh WOWZER! Your hubby is right. This reminds me of the forest in Japan. This is a masterpiece, Nonni. Stunning work of art. Hope you had a joyful Christmas. Can't wait to see what else you come up with in 2014.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. What a fabulous scene! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  5. Beautiful ink and stencil work Nonni and stunning colours.

    Thanks so much for joining in and sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  6. wow, this is a gorgeous scene...lovely work!

    Happy New Year!

    enjoy *~*


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