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Monday 13 May 2013

Tall Trees

Good morning folks, Monday morning so I'm heading off to work as usual (booooo!) but before I go here's a card made with 'Tall Trees' from Chocolate Baroque.  I don't know about you but I tend to have so much fun with new crafty goodies that a lot of my old favourites get left to gather dust which is a real shame. Over at Chocolate Baroque, Glenda has a stamp set on special offer every week so I thought I'd try and dust of some of my old favourite stamps and ink them up.

I've used a shaped card blank, masked off a panel and a moon before inking in the sky with distress inks and a shaving brush. I created the reflection using the stamp from Tall Trees and my SplodgeMat and then created the watery effect with my brayer. I stamped the focal image with Memento Tuxedo Black and then inked in a bit of land around the base of the trees. I then used black and brown ink to give the impression of a the land reflecting in the sea - ok the brown was a bit of a bodge as I picked up the wrong blending tool DOH! But I quite liked the effect so I left it. The sentiment stamp is also from Chocolate Baroque.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges
Charisma Cardz: Black and white plus one
So Artful: Night skies
Sweet Stampin: clean and simple

Thanks for popping by, have a good day
Claire xx


  1. Great reflection Claire, looks really good in the deep blues.

    B x

  2. Wow, this is amazing!!! So many clever techniques... I need lessons!! Have to say, I really like the effect of the brown, - a happy mistake!

  3. Stunning card Claire. I love the image and the colours are prefect.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Just gorgeous Claire! A lovely shape and a beautifully serene scene.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  5. This is fab Claire. I have quite a few shaped cards and never know how to make the best of them. This masking and stamping is brilliant.
    Beryl xx

  6. You certainly turned the 'bodge' into a happy accident & it looks perfectly real. This is one of my favourite stamp sets - it looks superb with the inked panel on the shaped card.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. What a fabulous card I love how you have done the water and the reflections

    Jackie x

  8. Hi Claire, This is a stunning card, and the land looks fine, didn't even notice it until I read it. LOL

  9. Beautiful card, gorgeous image. Great to see you at MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

  10. This is beautiful Claire I really wish I had your talent. I love Glenda,s stamps.

  11. What a beautiful card Claire. Love the way you have done the water reflections.
    Andy xxxx

  12. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  13. WOW Claire, this is amazing!! The reflection is unreal!!

  14. I really like this, it looks as though I could touch it and come away with a wet hand! Thank you for being Soartful with us!!

  15. amazining card - so beautiful
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  16. Oh this is so stunning hun, what a beautiful scene
    Lindsay xx

  17. Great project. I love everything about it.
    From the Charisma Cardz DT:)
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  18. So beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  19. Lovely!
    Thank you for joining us at charisma!!!

  20. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this challenge.

    Lisa xox

  21. Gorgeous card, love the image.

    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  22. Very stylish!!! Hugs Juls xxx


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