Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Challenge Site!

     My dear friend, Olga, turned me on to a new blog that is hosting challenges for  making scenes.  It is called Craft A Scene.  Their first challenge is up and it is an anything goes challenge.


     Well, I dug out my Stampscape Stamps, which just don't get enough use, and started playing.  I used 4:  Pines and Rocks -195G, Rocks and Reeds -071E, Ducks in Water Large -026B, and a group of Cattails that have no name.  My sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps and is from a set called Trendy Tags.

     I cut out my scene with a Spellbinder die that was a Christmas gift.  It is from Labels Twenty Two.  I colored with Copics and did sponging with SU! ink colors So Saffron and Baja Breeze.  The card base is Pure White and is layered with Memory Box dp from their Sweetbay collection.  My accents are a brown cording and a vintage button that I removed the shank from.

     Scenes are always fun to make, in my book, so please go check out this fantastic new challenge and create something!

19 comments:

Catherine said...

Fab card, I have never been brave enough to try this....

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, I love your card...and the way you cut out your scene with the die. That is one fab button you've got there! I am so excited about this new site. Great job!

Happy New Year
hugs....

Sheree said...

Wow!! This scene is incredible Mary Ann! I really love your layout and color scheme!
Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene! Keep up the great work and dont put those stamps away again... you have talent!
Hugs,
Sheree

Olga said...

WOWZERS! Eye popping, jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!!

NancyD said...

Mary Ann, your scene is lovely. Your background paper and button finish off the project perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene.
NancyD

The Other Patti Sue said...

Dang GF... this is gorgeous! LOVE that sentiment!

Carol L said...

You amaze me with the way you can incorporate several stamps into one scene! It's brilliant and your card is awesome!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

I agree, love doing scenes and yours is beautiful love the lake look with the reeds and the ducks. Good luck.

Betty Benton said...

Wow -- this is a beauty! You, Olga and Colleen are naturals for this new challenge site!!

Karen Aicken said...

This is so pretty! Love how you added the scene to your card. I just found the new blog as well, and my card will be ready to post tomorrow.
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love your scene, I knew you would join us on this one. Thanks for the wonderful comments on my scene. The stagecoach was really picked out by Bob, this is way back from when I first started stamping and he actually went with me to buy stamps. LOL

stampinganja said...

So beautiful, love how you made this scene! And how you finished the card, wow!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so agree with our Stampscapes not getting enough use it is fun getting inky loving this, great way to a do get well card, and thanks for popping over Mary Anne! and going to encourage you by following, too! Shaz in Oz.x

Victoria said...

Hi Mary Anne, thanks so much for your kind words over on my blog. I adore the scene you've created - the colouring is just perfect and I love the sentiment and backing paper behind. Gorgeous!

Kym Weber said...

My jaw just dropped down to the floor! This is so gorgeous and breathtaking! You sure have a knack for creating sceneries! And the coloring is so perfect and real looking! Stunning, Mary Anne! Am definitely looking forward to see more scenery cards! You're very talented!

grandmalee said...

What a stunning scene! Olga is really putting out the word on this site, and I'm glad she did! Your composition is wonderful, and your matting really added such a perfect finish to this beauty!

Payne Holler Cards said...

THUD and double THUD! this is really a knockout!
OMG - bring on some more scenes (-:
gorgeous

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love this scene- it just shows how stunning a few stamps can be!Given me an idea to try too- I think if it was in pale, muted colours, this could make a great sympathy card too- gone on my list of things to do, lol.
Shaz xx

Janelli said...

Love your coloring and the die cut---well, everything about it!