Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Evening on the Savannah

Hi everyone.  I made this birthday card featuring a Sheena Douglass set of stamps called African Landscape and then stamped the images on to a piece of background paper from a pad by Craft Consortium called Grunge - Light Tones, and the paper I chose is the 2nd from the left with orange and blue in one corner, as I thought this was a good starting point.  I laid down some of the Distress Inks first to give a basic background colour and then stamped the large acacia type tree first in Versafine Onxy Black and some Vintage Sepia on the top of the tree, following by more Vintage Sepia for the three giraffes, and then I added the smaller trees using the same black, one tree stamped three times overlapping with two stamped in second generation ink to add perspective.  

I then used more of the various Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo and Black Soot, using a blending tool to apply it, to give a darker tone to everything   I also used the side of the pad dragged upwards to give the look of long grass using the Vintage Photo.  Applying more inks to the background did add a bit of ink to the images but I did where possible go round them and I think the overall effect adds some mistiness to the scene so I was happy.

I finished by stamping a sentiment using the Onyx Black and heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss EP.

I am entering the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Trees and/or Leaves and/or Autumn.
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark.
Seize the Birthday - No. 176 Anything Goes (No Optional Twist).


  1. Beautiful Scene, I can feel the heat coming from the card :)

  2. You really have achieved the warmth of the Serengeti Pat, super inking and blending to create a super atmospheric backdrop for the stamping.

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'Trees/Leaves/Autumn' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. What a gorgeous, atmospheric card, Pat, and the colours are superb!

    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x

  4. A wonderful autumnal scene Pat and so atmospheric. Thank you for joining us in our 'Trees, leaves or Autumn' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  5. This is beautiful! Love the glowing background and the silhouettes against it. You can imagine the sun going down and the animals looking for a safe place for the night.

  6. Super card Pat. Fabulous design. Hugs Flo x

  7. Wonderful scene Pat and fabulous inking, I love the dramatic colours of the sky and the Savannah, Kate x

  8. This is a beautiful scene you have created Pat! You could frame it for sure! So happy you shared your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. What a beautiful scene Pat...You've really captured the atmosphere!

  10. A beautiful card.The background looks fantastic, lovely colours and with the animals and trees a fab scene. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  11. Great scene making and so atmospheric. The colours are wonderful and love how you overstamped the trees. Stunning card Pat x.

  12. A fabulous scene, Pat, beautiful colours and so atmospheric. xx

  13. Your card is beautiful Pat love the background you've created such stunning colours


  14. What a great scene. Also so soft looking.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

  15. This is a beautiful card Pat, love the atmosphere you've created. The inking and blending is perfect and using the edge of the pad for the hint of grass looks great too. Thankyou for joining in at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x


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