Friday, 26 March 2010

Scene It!

At the NEC yesterday, one of my purchases was a gorgeous little set of clear stamps by HobbyArts, their designer, Jenny, was very friendly and helpful and she had loads and loads of artwork made using the set. Although I had challenged my blogging friend Val to see who could make the first card with the Cupcake stamps we both bought from Graphicus, I just HAD to have a play with the harbour scene last night. I made masks for the individual stamps so that I could make scenes with them and this is what I came up with for my first attempt:
I'm entering Stamptacular Sunday's Scene It challenge with this. They stress that it's not for stamps of a ready-made scene and here's a photo of the set, so you can see it isn't one image - it worked so well that it looks like one stamp to me :).

I stamped and masked the boat, added cobbled harbour wall, houses, waves and gulls, all stamped in Versafine black (oh, used grey for the waves). Coloured with Distress Inks, trimmed and matted onto black to fit the centre of the embossing folder frame. Stripy DP is My Mind's Eye and sentiment is Hero Arts. The card's going to my Dad today, he's retired from the Merchant Navy, loves boats, the sea and everything about them, he's not too well at present.

I've only just managed to photograph the card as, during the night, our greyhound Red managed to fall UP a step inside the house(!) and cut his leg open, badly bruising the bone. He's stitched up, home from the vets and still very stoned, so instead of being at work I'm here looking after him. Goodness I would have spent less yesterday had I known the vet bill that was coming today, oh well it's only money :).
Here's the wounded soldier convalescing with a very manly camo bandage on:I've one last thing to show you today; Maureen who I met yesterday at the NEC for the first time handed out brown envelopes to us all with a word on them. I got "Imagine" which had this stunning bookmark inside it, isn't it beautiful? A real surprise and so beautiful, thanks Maureen!


  1. Anne, I love the stamp set and what you did with it. Thanks for playing at SSC. Don't forget they are having a Hop on Sunday! Cheers!!

  2. Hi Anne. Your card is lovely. I love how you've created your scene. I would like to be sat watching that boat going by eating fish and chips!!!
    Poor Red. I hope he makes a swift recovery. My Sister has a greyhound too and I know how gangly they are with their incredibly long legs but just lovely.
    I had to smile at the lady in your photo from the NEC. No wonder she needed a rest by the look of all those bags!! I wonder what was in them all.
    Have a great weekend.


  3. Poor poor Red.... but love the camo bandage!
    Am sooooo glad you made this card!!! It's just lovely! (I bought this CB folder and am real pleased with how nice it looks!!! LOL)

  4. Hope Red is feeling better soon, poor boy!
    Your card is just fabulous!! You did such a wonderful job on it..just fabulous!

  5. Gorgeous card! I'm enjoying seeing everyones NEC goodies - I'm hoping to go to the Belfast one next month so my list of things to look out for is growing!

  6. Your scene is wonderful- you have colored it beautifully and I LOVE the embossed frame. Fun day- will look forward to the cupcake posting next! Poor poochy- hope he has a speedy recovery!

  7. This card is fab. I've never seen these stamps or that cuttlebug folder, fun stuff. Love how you colored it with distress inks, so pretty. Your dog is beautiful. Sorry about the injury, hope he has a speedy recovery. Is he one of those rescued greyhounds? Truly gorgeous dog.

  8. Love the card, I spotted those stamps - wish I'd bought them know, did get the embossing folder tho'

  9. Oh wonderful job with those stamps, its a fabulous card.
    Hope Red recovers quickly.

  10. LOVE the card. My dad was in the navy during WWII and Korean wars and would have loved this card. Im sure your dad will love it. Hug him for me, dad are great.
    Poor Puppy- i hope the legs heals fast.
    What a beautiful gift. Gorgeous.

  11. Poor puppy, glad he is on the mend! Love your projects!

    Glttterbee hugs!

  12. Awww, poor red- looking a little black & blue these days :( Hope he's all better soon. My neighbor had a GH & he was a VERY active dog, so laying around must be torture for him.
    Your card is so beyond fab! LOVE, love, love your masking- just seamless! Big Hugs to ya!

  13. What a great stamp set Anne. I love how you created the village. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  14. You did such a wonderful job with your new stamps. Just love that idea of making your own scene...

  15. Aaaw - Hugs to Red, such a beautiful puppy! We've had our share of the vet this week as well.... love those dogs, though!
    Beautiful card! I love the scene you've created! So colorful and peaceful, too! The embossed frame is awesome!
    Don't forget to join us for our Blog Hop tomorrow!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥
    Dee (Spryte)

  16. Omgosh Anne what a scene you created. You did a fabulous job!! Love the embossing around it too, its perfect. Hope Red heals soon.

  17. Ooh Anne I really love this card. You have made a fantastic job of creating this scene. Please give Red a big hug and pat from me - hope he's up running around again soon.

  18. Your artwork is amazing!! I gasped when I saw a photo of your greyhound. Red looks exactly like our retired racer, Jaxson. (He's no longer with us.) :( I hope
    Red has a speedy recovery! They have such thin skin! Wonderful dogs!!


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