Sunday, 5 June 2016

Creature Comforts!

Well, best laid plans and all that! I should, when this post goes live, have been down at Sally's and getting ready to go with her to Doncaster for some retail therapy at our favourite show - Stamp Magic. However, a particularly nasty virus has put paid to that! I'm fortunate that I'm rarely ill with anything like this, so it's sheer bad luck that I should get it this week, and very annoying! I've had to send Sally my shopping list (thanks, Sally!) but will really miss having the chance to watch all the demos and marvel at new stuff, not to mention meeting people and soaking up the fantastic atmosphere which is the hallmark of Stamp Magic.

However, it's also time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations, and at least I can take comfort in the fact that we have a great theme for you this month, and a truly fantastic prize! Our topic for June is

* * * * * FEATURE A CREATURE * * * * *

Plenty of scope here, but please do remember that as we are a stamping challenge, your entry must use a stamp (rubber/clear or non-pre-coloured digi) as its focal point.

We are sponsored once again by the fabulous Be Creative, who make an extensive range of innovative and exciting products for your crafting. One of their latest releases is the amazing WONDER CRYSTALS, a set of which will be included in the stash going to the very lucky winner! These extra thick embossing crystals are simply stunning, and they sold out on their recent introduction on Hochanda TV, so if you want to get your hands on some, here's your chance!

For my card, I was inspired by the beautiful heron which we see regularly by the river next to our house. The sentiment I've used (Chocolate Baroque) is particularly appropriate, because the heron will often sit for hours at a time on a tree branch which overhangs the river. Sometimes it will be preening itself, sometimes just watching......

My heron is a stamp by Inky Doodles. I've coloured him with Be Creative Alcohol Markers. He's watching over a lake scene created with Inkylicious ink dusters, masks and stamps, and Memento inks. The background paper is by Be Creative, from their Nature's Portrait 8"x 8" paper pad, which, along with all their other pads, is on special offer (half price!) at the moment.

This is always a popular theme, so I am hoping to be able to sit back, put my feet up and have lots of wonderful projects to peruse whilst I recuperate! Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

What a shame you have not been able to get down to Sally's for the show Lynne, only last night I was thinking you must be there ready.

A lovely scenic card and the Heron in the foreground works very well for our theme. Had an Inkylicious delivery this week and that boat image was one of them so will be having a play.

Have a lovely Sunday and hope you feel better.

B x

Joan said...

Oh what a shame Lynne, hope you feel better soon. Your card is lovely and I just love test heron, beautifully coloured too.


Viv's Visuals said...

Hoping you're on the mend very soon Lynne. Loved this card when I saw it on the SS blog - gorgeous colours and a beautiful serenity about it. x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card - I love everything about it! So sorry you didn't make it down. I will get your goodies in the post on Tuesday xxx

craftimamma said...

So sorry I didn't get to catch up with you at Stamp Magic but even sorrier it was because you were ill. Having had the same thing the week before (still have the remnants of the cough) I know how you were feeling and really hope you are well on the mend by now.

Love your card Lynne, especially the scene!

Lesley Xx

Dora said...

everything fits on this card. What a great theme on the card. fishing!
Beautiful outdoorscenery.

Tracy said...

Hi Lynne
Fabulous creation, great image and inking. We see a Heron quite often as he's trying to get the fish in the pond at the house opposite.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant card with a lovely scenery. The papers are a perfect match too. Marlies x

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the heron & tranquil water scene :)