Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lamppost in Narnia

This card is for a new scenic stamping challenge, called Craft a Scene. Since I love scenic stamping, I was happy to hear about this new challenge. The theme for February is winter. For a while now, I have wanted to do a scene inspired by the lamppost in the snowy forest where the children enter Narnia from the wardrobe (from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis). I read the books several times as a child. Here’s my scene:

The scene is done on glossy cardstock (size: 21.5 x 14 cm, 8.5 x 5.5 in) and coloured with dye inks and some pigment ink. The stamping was done with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. I like how the Pond stamp adds texture while leaving a snowy area in the middle. Some of the trees were stamped using second generation stamping to build depth. I didn’t ink the water and reflection parts of the Lakeside Cove stamp, turning it into a meadow instead. I also wanted a dark sky with an eerie moon. And the buck can of course talk.

The scene was coloured using a Colorbox Stylus tool starting with the lighter shades of ink and gradually building up darker layers. I left quite a bit white, since it is supposed to be snowy. The following inks were applied in this order: Aqua, Lemon Drops, Weather Wane, Spice Tin, Denim, and Pitch Black. Highlights and snow were added with a white gel pen. Finally, mist was sponged onto the scene using Colorbox Frost White ink. I also used the white ink to stamp some branches in the foreground and to stamp a grass texture stamp all over, as snow (doesn’t show so well on the scan).

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Beeswax lamppost stamp; Stampscapes stamps: Buck Lg. 008b, Lakeside Cove Lg. 049G, Leafless Limbs Lg. 053F, Tree Duo 085A, Tree Duo Lg. 086B, Pine Row 15E, Pines and Rocks 195G, Pine Tree 196F, Sedge Filler 251C, Tall Grass Sm. 254B, Spooky Branch 273G, Spooky Branch Sm., Pond 279G, Eerie Moon 282F, Rocks and Grass 301A, Stump Lg. 311B, Stump Sm.; Sutter stamps snowy path; Adirondack ink: Aqua, Denim, Pitch Black; Jenni Bowlin ink: Weather Wane, Spice Tin, Lemon Drops; Ranger Archival Jet Black ink; Colorbox Frost white ink; white gel pen; Kromekote glossy cardstock.


  1. Anna-Karin
    Amazing work.
    Funny how different Lakeside Cove can look with snow.

  2. Wow, this is STUNNING!! I love how this turned out! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene!!

  3. Such a creative thought to include the lamppost. I love those stories too. Your creation is beautiful on so many levels. Thank you for joining us at Craft a Scene. I hope to see more of your work in the future. NancyD

  4. Speechless absolutely gorgeous!!

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous Anna-Karin!! Your layout is incredible along with your use of stamps by taping off or second generation. The colours you chose to use really give off a 'cold' winter feeling. Well Done!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene! We look forward to seeing your designs in the future!

  6. REALLY love this! Narnia is a great book! And this little photo spoke to me!

  7. This is just breath taking! I love everything about it. The lamp post really gives the picture a different meaning.

  8. What a great scene!! Absolut gorgeous!

  9. Awesome Winter Scene. Love the Chronicles of Narnia as inspiration!

  10. absolutley gorgeous!!!!Thanks for playing in the Craft a Scene challenge.

  11. This is a truly stunning card, and I am a lover of the Narnia stories too. they are not just children's books but for adults too on another level. xx Maggie #9

  12. Is your Narnia Card available for purchase? I love it!


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