Thursday, 11 September 2014

Been doing the dusting....!

Inspired by Sally's fabulous new Inkylicious ink duster video tutorial and her stunning sample cards, I decided to have a go at doing something similar with my Inkylicious tree.

I kept it quite simple, a) because that's how the tree looks, up there on its hill all by itself, and b) because I needed to make it quickly and get it in the post for a friend's birthday!

Having first cut a circle mask for the setting sun, I made the ink dusted background using the colours of Memento Inks which Sally used, but substituting Danube Blue for the Bahama Blue, which I don't have. An Inkylicious Mountain Valley Stencil helped to produce the receding hills. I love these durable and reusable masks, much better than fiddling about with torn pieces of paper.

Once I was happy with the background I stamped the tree and buzzards with black Versafine ink. I wanted the base of the tree to go right across the card so I extended it using a black pen. The sentiment was ideal for filling in the space at the top left of the picture. All stamps are from the Inkylicious Old Beech Tree set.


Joan said...

This is fabulous Lynne, love the colours,the stamp set is on my wish list for when I go to the Harrogate show in October!

Jean Straw said...

This is lovely Lynne, this tree stamp is great and your dusting brush work looks really good.I enjoyed watching Sally's video too, and I love using the brushes.
Jean x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Lynne! That is absolutely stunning! I love the sky you made - a perfect backdrop for your tree! Glad I was able to inspire you with my video! Thanks for the mention xxx

mamapez5 said...

Great use of your lovely tree stamp again Lynne. I like my ink dusters too, but I shall watch the video now and hopefully pick up a few more tips. Kate x

Maxine D said...

One word - fabulous!! love that background and the tree silhouette in the foreground is perfect.

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

What a fabulous backdrop for your wonderful tree!!

I love your colour choices.

Love Jules xx

vic said...

This is beautiful Lynn it looks so pretty! I can't stop staring at it!
Have a lovely day
Vic x

Eret said...

It is stunning scene. I love the colors. This tree stamp is awesome.
Eret x

Anonymous said...

Another lovely one Lynne. It was watching Sally's tutorials that prompted me to have a go at background shading for my Lavina card at Stamping Sensations funnily enough! I might have to see about getting some ink dusters, cause I like this style of dusting too, certainly beats the other type, lol!


Monique said...

So beautiful. I'm dreaming away with your card.
Hugs, Monique

Anne Harada said...

This card is beautiful! I followed you here from Pinterest and have been browsing for hours! I've learned so much from you already! Thank you for sharing your techniques and talent!! I'm signing up to follow your blog. Hugs, Anne.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your card art is gorgeous and how wonderful that a stamp was created from a tree on your beautiful property. I found your blog via Pinterest and enjoyed a look through your beautiful work. Greetings from Canada, Shirleyx

Bridie Payne said...

What a lovely sentiment

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Happy Friday!

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Linby said...

This is just beautiful.Love the effect you've achieved.
I was looking through some teabag folding things last night and I spied on the bottom of the page copyright Lynne Kirton - I think it was a Hobbycraft workshop in Nottm I went on - so I presume I met you once upon a time!