Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Miniature landscapes

Had a hectic week. Both my computer and my car have needed attention, and we had family to stay at the weekend, so I haven't had much time for crafting or blogging. However, I did manage to get a few cards made.

I was inspired by a project from the New Designs Clarity Club by the wonderful Barbara Gray, owner and inventor of Clarity Stamps. The project showed how to make landscapes using frame stamps and masking. They are quite simple to do but look very effective. I tried out a couple of Barbara's ideas to get used to the method, and then came up with a few designs of my own.

The backgrounds are sponged with torn paper masks to create the hills and then overstamped. On the two square cards I've used a Cherry Pie landscape stamp (all one stamp). The large silver birch in the background on the white square card is by

The ferns and grass on the blue card are from Crafty Individuals.

On the purple card I've used some Craftwork Cards stamps for the tiny landscapes. These actually qualify as inchies. I think the grasses in the background are by

It's a bit difficult to see some of the detail in the small photos, but if you click on them to open the larger image they are much clearer.


lisa said...

These are just stunning Lynne, right up my street. I shall have to look into this technique further.
The colours you've used are gorgeous and I love that silver birch background. They are like little works of art.


Piddawinkle said...

nice work again Lynne, Siobhan

judith@poppy cottage said...

These are lovely cards, I have the Craftwork Cards stamps, so you've given me some ideas! Judith

Sally H said...

Stunning! I love them all, especially the beautiful colours! I must have a go...

Lynne K said...

Thanks very much for all your kind comments. I really enjoyed doing these, so if any of you do try these out, beware, they are addictive! Don't forget to post your results! xx

Lesley said...

These are beautiful Lynne. Thanks again for the lovely blog candy you sent me, I did email - I hope you got it OK, but I haven't been on the blogs much lately as been a bit poorly! xx

Phree said...

Gorgeous cards - I am in awe of Barbara Gray, she demonstrates some wonderful techniques and you have done a wonderful job the ideas in the project sheets.

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