Sunday, 9 October 2016

FSC Trees

Hello there and welcome to my new follower......Jeanette Kirby. Thank you for joining me :)

It's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it was my turn this time to choose a theme.  As we are well into Autumn now, I thought that 'Trees' would be an appropriate choice.  Here's the card I've made for the challenge:

I started by creating my background using Ink Dusters, starting with the lightest colours first and then gradually moving on to the darker colours. I used a Mountain Valley stencil to bring in the mountains and then I used a circular mask to make the sun.  I masked off the sky and spritz my Ink Dusters with water before dragging them across the card to give the water some movement.

I stamped the trees twice to make a long line before adding the Twiggy Branch and the birds to finish off the sky. I chose the Memories sentiment to use on this card as it uses the word 'Reflection' and I think that it works perfectly with the tree stamp.  I used the Bulrush stamp and grassed in the foreground and then finished by dusting around the edge with Memento Paris Dusk that that the eye would be drawn into the scene

Inks Used:

  • Memento: Dandelion, Paris Dusk, Tuxedo Black, 
  • Adirondack: Peach Melba, Mountain Rose, Purple Twilight, Water Melon
  • Versafine: Black Onyx
  • Distress: Carved Pumpkin
All stamps used are by Inkylicious.

We would love you to join us in this challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images, just good old fashioned stamping.

My wonderful teamies have made some amazing inspirational pieces so please pop over to their blogs and take a look if you get the chance.  All their details can be found here, or at the FSC web site

We are as always, very generously sponsored by Leo over at Flonz Craft and one lucky random winner will receive a $20 voucher to be used online.  There will also be a Top 3 spotlight, chosen by the Design Team,

Thank you for visiting.  Happy crafting :) x


  1. Awww! Sandra, What a stunning scene you have created. Beautiful stamping. Lovely colour combo with the dark accents and shading.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs Flo x

  2. Being a confirmed Treeaholic it goes without saying that I adore this card Sandra, the contrasts of colour from yellow through to purple really draw the eye to that lovely Inkylicious stamping. And that sentiment of course, don't think I have that one - must have slipped up at the last show !

    B x

  3. Stunning work Sandra, and fantastic stamping.. Have a good week.

    Hugs Babs :))

  4. Your trees look dreamy and dramatic at the same time; I really like it! Have a relaxing sunday and hope that you have some sunshine today!

  5. Such a beautiful scene Sandra, love the colours and the water effect.

    Sue xx

  6. Another stunningly beautiful card Sandra! You have captured a perfect Autumnal day. I hope you enjoy a lovely relaxing Sunday today.

  7. This is a thoughtful and beautifully put together scene. So much to appreciate on this one.
    Dot x

  8. stunning card and use of colours Sandra
    Gr Karin

  9. I love this scene you created - just wonderful. L x

  10. Absolutely adore this Sandra and the purple twilight packs a powerful punch to the whole make. Brill.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  11. This is beautiful, Love those colours and fabulous stamping xx

  12. Stunning card Sandra, your colours are amazing, you've created a wonderful twilight scene, Kate x

  13. Hi Sandra! what a stunning colour scheme on this one - brilliant - you know my love of all stamps by Inklylicious - a great job!
    Leanne xx

  14. Wow Sandra, your card is very very beautiful. And the colours... wow... I love it.
    Hugs Carola

  15. Stunning scene you have created Sandra, gorgeous colours.
    Pam x

  16. Wow this is beautiful, a stunning scene and so perfectly put together xx

  17. Hi Sandra,
    what a very stunning autumnal scene card.
    I love your very super inking, and stamping of this wonderful card.
    Thank you for the details of how you made it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Gorgeous card Sandra, love the tranquil scene and beautiful Autumnal colours.
    Avril xx

  19. A fascinating design Sandra! Love your color choices and your expert use of images to frame the focal point. Bravo!

  20. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous scene you've created!! I love the colors and trees!! It's spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  21. Gorgeous scene and amazing reflection of the trees. I would love to sit down and see how you did this :) Cheers, Shirleyxx


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