Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Lone Cypress

Happy Sunday to you,

Did you watch Barbara yesterday?  Fab show!  I always enjoy watching her demos and also seeing the cards from the Design Team - it always amazes me how many different ideas people have for using the same stamp/stencil.
I often have to have a bit of a play with a stamp before I get an idea of what I want to do with it, but as soon as I saw the Lone Cypress, I knew exactly how I wanted it to look (and, for once, the card actually turned out how I imagined!!!)

The stamp comes with a wonderful stencil too.
I stamped and embossed the image, then placed the stencil over it and drew round it with a black fine tip pen.
I masked off different areas of the image as I brushed ink over the area.  I kept to grey and orange
I added a setting sun and stamped the flock of birds
As a very simple finishing touch to the edge of the card, I just drew a line all round with the same black pen.
I am very pleased with how this turned out!...and Dean liked it too - what more could I ask!
Have a great day
Janet xxx


  1. Hi Janet,
    You've used here my favourite colours here and they really add to the stamped image, a stunning card sample, I love it.
    Take care,

  2. Hi Janet, it is very beautiful and of course Dean liked it, it jumped off the card and you were immediately drawn to it. Congratulations.

  3. Loved this when I saw it on TV Janet. Gorgeous colours. My sort of card with so many uses. Well done. Had to tape the prog yesterday so finishing off watching with a coffee this morning.

  4. Hello Janet! I missed the show.... and I had really wanted to see it! I love this card design... really simple but so effective! Lovely!! :) x

  5. Love this card Janet. Such a striking choice of colours. Xxx

  6. Such a beautiful card Janet. I love the colouring and your setting sun. x

  7. really like this one Janet - lovely colours too! Do we get to play with these at Clarity East?

  8. this card will be the cause of my buying this stamp xx

  9. What a lovely card Janet. My poor purse, my poor head. Too many wonderful design samples being shown our way...May need to start up a crafters Anonymous at this rate. Hugs x


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