Sunday, 7 August 2016

No Matter Where You Go In Life..........

Morning!!

I have made this card for Stamping Sensations this month as my contribution as their guest designer for August for the theme "Anything Goes".

Well, I thought, it's the summer so lets go to the summer heat in the Serengeti!!!!

I loved experimenting with this one (I love to experiment all the time and to see what different effects I can get from my products in my stash).

OK, so, I started this card as usual with a blank sheet of card and painted the background with some lovely warm Aqua Tints. Then I stamped in black versa fine ink some foliage and some Serengeti trees at the edges.  Then the rubber stamp comes in to play - this time Elephants from Imagination Crafts Art Stamp range.



Now, this stamp stamps out the background and leaves the main image unstamped so that you can so easily stamp over many mediums and your colours show through - looove these!!!!!!

So, next step was to stamp it on to the background with perfect medium and clear MATT embossing powder.  So no shine and basically no image to be seen at this stage either!!!!!  The elephants are of course not inked when stamping so the background becomes a resist with the matt embossing powder giving you an easy surface to in this case use diluted bleach and bring those beautiful beasts to life.

I added a couple of black frames and some die cut black foliage and the sentiment "No matter where you go in life, it's who you have beside you that makes the journey worthwhile" - in this case, it's a mothers love with her two infants.

Finished with four Creative Expressions black glue dots in each corner.

I thank all at Stamping Sensations for choosing me as the winner of their "Feature a Creature" challenge and their request for me to be a guest designer this month - it has been a pleasure and great fun - thank you all!!!

I would like to enter this card in to :-

Country View Challenges - Hot Summer Days Challenge.
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes Challenge.
Thats Crafty - Zesty Zing Challenge.

Hope you like this creation, and thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xx

19 comments:

  1. What a stunning creation! Beautiful stamp and using of colours.
    Thank you for being a guest.

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  2. A stunning creation Leeanne and you really have captured the summer heat and warmth of the African landscape. My thanks for being our Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations this mont.

    B x

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  3. What a hot sunny card Leanne perfect for our Hot Summer Days challenge over at Country View. Thanks for joining in with the fun x Jane DT

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  4. I saw your post at Stamping Sensations Challenge and just had to come and take a closer look. So very happy I did as I am now following too - it's great to find someone else who adores AquaTints because I am obsessed with them lol! Fabulous art and I look forward to seeing more of your projects xx

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    1. Thanks for your very kind comments - yes, I love aquatints, you can do so much with them - check out my other projects using them, thank you for taking the time to comment xxx

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  5. Wow Leeanne this is just one gorgeous card! I wouldn't know where to start with something like this. What a pleasure to have you as a guest on our team.

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    1. Thankyou! You just take it one step at a time and experiment along the way! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment xx

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  6. A gorgeous creation, Leanne! I love the colours and how you created this beauty. Thanks for being Guest DT at stamping sensations. You have done us proud!

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    1. Thank you Sally! I can't believe the outstanding comments I am receiving and it only went on today!!!!! So chuffed that people like what I'm doing - you comments are greatly appreciated! xx

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  7. This is amazing, Leanne! Stunning background (love the colours) and great stamping. A wonderful card for your well-deserved DT spot. Thanks for making it for us.

    Lynne

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  8. This is amazing, Leanne! Stunning background (love the colours) and great stamping. A wonderful card for your well-deserved DT spot. Thanks for making it for us.

    Lynne

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    1. Thank you Lynne, everyone has been so kind today - it's certainly been well received and I'm so pleased xxx

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  9. What a great idea for this stamp! I fell in love with it when it first came out and I have recently acquired it. Might need to CASE your card.. Thanks for joining us at Country view Crafts challenge this month.

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm getting quite overwhelmed with all the comments about this one! (I knew that I was pleased with it but never dreamed that other people would love it as much as I do!!!!) - I'm so grateful for your kind comments xx

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  10. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot Leanne!!! Love the resist effect you have created with this gorgeous stamp. The background looks amazing and the sentiment - perfect!
    Dot x

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  11. Beautiful card, and such wonderful colours, thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

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  12. Another amazing card! I have really enjoyed going through your posts and learning from your techniques. Thanks!

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