Friday, 13 July 2018

Moody Scene...

Happy Friday,

If you are visiting the Crafting Live event at Doncaster this weekend I will demonstrating on the Art of Craft stand ( which is usually just by the entrance) if you are going pop along and say hi!

Today I am sharing a rare card for me one were i got inky ( not that inky as used the Izinks and the finger daubers so no mess) and built a scene.

I started with a piece of white smooth card and masked off the moon using a die cut circle.  I then used 3 shades of blue Izink dye based ink staring with the lightest colour and working to the darkest.  I used the finger daubers to stroke the ink from the centre of the circle to the outside making sure the darkest shade was arround the edges of the 'moon'

I then removed the mask and used the lightest blue colour to shade over the edge of the moon shape.

I then stamped the trees form my festive silhouettes clear stamp set in the darkest blue shade.  I then went over these using the stame stamps and black ink which gives the shadow.

Finally I added star by inking g the small stars stamps ( form my Snowflakes set) once and continually stamping this over the skyline.

Finally I cut the whole image using my media plate frame square dies and matted these onto black layers to give the faux triple stamping look.



  1. Morning John, what a beautiful sample to greet us too this morning, I have done this technique on another theme of card in a workshop I go to once a month with Hellen and Martine, it really is such a satisfying experience to see it emerge into such a beautiful creation, now I must have a go using your stamps...… special hugs xx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Very beautiful. Still catching up on last weeks shows, xxx

  3. Beautiful card today, very dramatic.


  4. Oh John this is a stunning card I just love that scene you have created. The triple stamping effect is stunning. Have a great day today I know you will have fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Gorgeous card John. Thank you for sharing this. Have a good weekend. Take carexxx

  6. Hi John,
    what a very magnificent card and design.
    Your work is so superb and that scene you have created is so stunning.
    Wish I could see you demo this.
    knowing you, you make it looks so easy as you always do with your lovely demos.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  7. Hi John. Beautiful card. My daubers are on their way, yaaah. See you Sunday. SueL x

  8. Wow! This is fabulous, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card.

  10. Stunning card John trees are my favourite this is perfect
    Thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  11. Beautiful card and hopefully will be able to re-create now I have my newly acquired square media die plates.
    A question - my 3 large dies all have the double edge stitched effect, should the middle one just be a plain cut die as the small squares and circles have?
    Many thanks, Margaret x

  12. Hello John,
    Love this card today and it's "seemples" when you know how. I wondered how on earth you'd managed to match up all the different layers - doh!!!
    love Maureen x

  13. Hi John, Very impressive,love it.Have a great week end,stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  14. Love your card John, also your faux triple stamping look is genius.

  15. Hi John. Love this. It is such a dreamy wintery scene which looks as if it would be difficult to create but actually should be quite easy now that you have explained how to do it.


  16. Just love this John.

  17. Hi John today's card is a masterpiece I'd like to hang it on my wall!

  18. I love this technique and your card displays it perfectly. Another calm, peaceful winter scene...and don't we all need it?
    Stephanie K

  19. Hi John
    I’m a bit late commenting, this didn’t appear in my feed when I checked on Friday morning, and then with a busy day I forgot to check back. Absolutely fabulous card, love it.
    B xx

  20. Wow! I love this John. I rarely get drawn in but you've caught me lol. I love creating scenes and this is just stunnimg. I love it! Xx

  21. Marie P. from Longridge15 July 2018 at 10:00

    What a superb card John and a lesson to go with it; One of these days I hope to produce something at least half as good as yours but that day is a long time coming.
    Love to all
    Marie P.

  22. Gorgeous card John! The scene you've created is just beautiful!