Sunday, October 6, 2013

Covered Bridge on a Leaf

Hello stampers! A new month and of course a new theme at Craft a Scene, this month our challenge is called 'fowl weather'. Not such bad weather on my scene (I promise I'll do some really bad weather on my next scene!), but indeed birds in flight.
Covered Bridge on a Leaf - Layers of ink
I love autumn scenes, because of the beautiful colours. For something different, I made a leaf shaped card, using the Sizzix Birch Leaves die. Glossy cardstock was die cut with the leaf die and the lovely Stampscapes Covered Bridge stamp was stamped on top. It covers most of the leaf, all I did was to extend the path a bit, stamp some branches in the foreground, a sentiment, and of course the birds.

The scene was coloured as usual with dye inks and a Colorbox Stylus tool (see this tutorial). I used a Ranger Craft Nib for all the small spaces and for the leaves. Highlights were added with a white gel pen and mist by dry brushing white pigment ink, mainly under the bridge.

Thank you for looking! Don't miss the DT cards, we have a great variety as always.

Happy stamping!


Stamps: Stampscapes: Flock 112A, Prickly Branches 272G, Covered Bridge 318I, Sentiment Sheet 1
Die: Sizzix: Birch Leaves
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Adirondack: Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim, Willow, Meadow, Oregano, Pesto; Distress Ink: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain; Colorbox Frost White
Surfaces: Kromecote Glossy Cardstock


  1. Oh my gosh!! This is gorgeous Anna-Karin!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  2. Anna-Karin this is beautiful! Love the die cut shape - that opens a whole set of possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. How lovely to put the whole scene on a leaf - and what a beautifully detailed scene - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  4. Very creative, this is beautiful :)

  5. Love the look of this project of yours. Such a lovely idea to make it this way. Thanks for sharing Anneke.

  6. Gorgeous scene, your coloring just brings it to life and having it in the leaf shape is just too cool!


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