' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Arch Christmas Scene

Sunday 5 October 2014

Arch Christmas Scene

The Artful Times challenge want to see Arches this fortnight and I am glad because it forces me to use this shaped card that has lurked in my stash for eons as I have been devoid of ideas about what to do with it!
Coincidentally I have bought new stamps (Stampscapes) so, obviously, they had to feature and this is what led to this design.

I have stamped my images in black, brown and green India ink (Faber Castell Big Brush pens) on glossy cardstock, mixing the colours on the stamps as per the stamping technique in the November issue of Craft Stamper since I am entering their challenge this month.
I then used various dye inks to colour the background, preserving some lighter areas as snow.
I enhanced those passages with some white pigment ink, dabbed on with a cotton bud, and some white gel pen.

I still have some arched shaped cards, imagine gothic windows, and no clue what to do with them as there is this central pillar to deal with. Any suggestions welcome!
I am also entering the Wedodoobadoo challenge.


  1. Stampscapes have been going years haven't they, i remember trying to follow their tutorials many years ago & gave up because i struggle with perspective and shadowing.

    Your card is SENSATIONAL! It is soooo beautiful, love it a lot!

    If you show your Gothic shapes with a central panel i think i know something you can do, sorry to have to ask to see them, i am very visual and struggle with descriptions :-) xxx

  2. This is very beautiful and the colours on the stamp look amazing. I think I have one of those cards somewhere so will have to try to find it

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Wow! I am impressed with your scene stamping. That is brilliant. I have some cards similar to the red one but no way could I come up with a lovely scene like that. Well done!
    Thanks too for entering it in the Artful Times Challenge.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  4. Gorgeous Christmas creation, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, God Luck
    Kevin xx

  5. Coucou Christine, j'ai du retard un peu partout donc désolée d'avoir manqué pas mal de posts de ton côté.. J'essaierai de zieuter ce que j'ai loupé.. Je crois déjà avoir repéré en tout cas que tu avais gagné le dernier challenge AJ de Darcy, très contente pour toi, je te félicite !!!
    Et je trouve ta carte d'aujourd'hui vraiment délicieuse... J'adore ton décor, tes couleurs, et ton idée d'insérer tout ça en réutilisant tes cartes de ce format particulier. Vraiment BRAVO, tu cartonnes en ce moment ! :D Bonne chance pour ces nouveaux challenges, bises

  6. What a fabulous card. Love the scene and the way you have used the stamps. Thank you for joining us on Artrful Times.

  7. Great use of color! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  8. Gorgeous card they are great stamps. Thank you for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

  9. Fabulous winter scene ..... thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge. Good luck! Linda

  10. Beautiful scene, thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck. Nikki xx

  11. Your card is simply amazing! Love the scenery you have created. You are a true talent!
    Thank you for playing with us at TIMI October challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in November!

  12. Such a beautiful scene, thank you so much for joining us for Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge and good luck! xoxoxox