Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cabin in the Woods

A few weeks back I received my latest order from Stampscapes ... their stamps are amazing!  I had fun experimenting today.  The card didn't turn out as I had planned ...  but not bad for a first attempt at using the new Curvilinear Road stamp that I just bought.  I did realize that I need to buy some more stamps from them!!  I need to have some bush stamps to add around the cabin so that it doesn't look like the cabin is floating.  I used "Lovely as a Tree" stamp from Stampin' Up! to add to the scene, but I really wanted something with leaves.  I see another on-line purchase in my future!! :)   Hope you like.
"Cabin in the Woods"
Stamps:  Lakeside Cabin, Curvilinear Road, Pine Row, Reeds Lg., Sedge Filler, Pebbles, Clouds (Stampscapes); Lovely as a Tree (SU!) 
Paper:  Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Whisper White; Stampin' Write markers:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Old Olive 
Accessories & Tools:  Colorbox Stylus (or sponges), paper towel for masking
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I inked the Curvilinear Road stamp using Stampin' Write markers Always Artichoke and Soft Suede and stamped at the bottom-middle of the Whisper White cardstock.  Using paper towel to mask the pathway, I stamped Sedge filler in Always Artichoke all over the grassy hill areas.  Next I inked the Lakeside Cabin using Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker and stamped at the top of the left hill.  I sponged the cabin walls with Sahara Sand ink and the roof with Soft Suede and also outlined the cabin again in Early Espresso.  I partially inked the Lovely as a Tree stamp and stamped the three trees in the lower middle grass area.  After cleaning my stamp, I partially inked the Lovely as a Tree stamp again, adding the two trees on the right hand side.  I used paper towel to mask the cabin and with Always Artichoke, inked the Pine Row stamp and stamped it behind the cabin, re-inked it again and stamped it on the right-hand side, behind the hill.  Using a sponge, I filled in the Pine trees with Old Olive ink.

I masked the grassy area and inked the pebbles stamp with Soft Suede and stamped pebbles down the pathway.  I re-inked the stamp with Early Espresso and randomly stamped the pebbles at the bottom middle of the pathway (making the pebbles darker at the front of the work makes it seem like they are closer).  Leaving the paper towel masks in place, I used my sponge to lightly ink the pathways with Sahara Sand.  I then sponged Soft Suede in the pathways, close to the edges to define the path.

I masked the pathways with paper towel and using a sponge, inked the grassy areas with Old Olive and random areas of Always Artichoke.  I sponged the edges of the grassy areas with Always Artichoke to define them and also added it at the bottom of the tree trunks.  I stamped the Reeds Lg., in Always Artichoke ink, four times (twice on the left and twice on the right sides of the front of the pathway).

I sponged the sky lightly with Baja Breeze, leaving a few white spaces.  I sponged Marina Mist along the top of the cardstock to make the sky seem darker at the top.  I inked the Clouds stamp with Whisper White and randomly stamped it in the sky, and then used a small-tipped sponge to blur the edges of the clouds.

Finally I used Always Artichoke Stampin' Write marker to outline the pathway to define it even more.  I mounted the image onto the Early Espresso card base. 

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