Friday, March 9, 2012

Moonlight Walk

I am sorry that the blog was a bit quiet this week, it’s been a pretty hectic week. Today I have a piece of scenic stamping to share that I made for this month’s challenge at Craft A Scene. I was very happy to see that my Lamppost in Narnia scene was picked as one of the February Top Three at Craft A Scene.

The challenge topic for March is 'moonlight'. Here’s a walk in the moonlight:

I wanted to use an oversized moon, so I used this great Cloud With Rising Moon stamp. All the stamping was done with Ranger Archival Black Jet ink, on glossy cardstock. The scene was coloured with dye inks using a Colorbox Stylus Tool. First the path was stamped, then the trees (wiping off a bit of the ink at the stems to make them blend in nicer). Next the moon was stamped and the area in between the moon and the path was filled with clouds.

A big moon can give quite a lot of pretty white light and I coloured the grass and the trees in shades of green that you might see on such a night. The clouds were coloured with grey and black ink and I used the same grey on the path and to tone down the greens a bit. Lots of highlights were added with a white gel pen and then some areas of the scene were dry brushed with white pigment ink. After spraying the scene with a fixative, I added highlight dots with a glitter pen. The scene had to be sprayed first, because that pen otherwise makes the ink bleed. The glitter doesn't show well on the scan, it looks better in real life.

Thank you for looking and have a great weekend!!

Supplies: Stampscapes: Cloud Cumulus 018E, Reeds 967B, Reeds Lg. 068D, Flock 112A, Crooked Path 146F, Cloud With Rising Moon 198G, Dog Walk 227A, Maple Pair 239D, Jenni Bowlin ink: Weather Wane; Adirondack ink: Willow, Pesto, Meadow, Slate, Pitch Black; Distress Ink: Bundled Sage, Evergreeen Bough; Memento: Cottage Ivy; Ranger Archival Jet Black; Colorbox Frost White; white gel pen; glitter gel pen; Kromekote glossy cardstock.


  1. Wow! Stunning! You may have another winner. Anna it is a wonderful composition and I saw such a moon the other night, but I was driving not walking. Wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  2. wow!! This is incredibly gorgeous Anna-Karin! I'll have to pick up the moon stamp to try something like this.
    Love your layout and you nailed the challenge!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene! Keep up the great work!

  3. I just love this moon stamp. Beautiful scene love all the colors. Congratulations with your winter scene of the lamp post it was awesome!

  4. Anna- Karin as jij so aangaan, is dit jou skuld as ek tog met scenestamping begin!! Dit is té mooi!

  5. What drama! What a brave walker!
    I especially like the hints of fog on the grasses. Your work is always stunning!

  6. Wow, your card is gorgeous, love it

  7. Wow! This is a fantastic scene. I love the rain and the moonlight!

  8. So atmospheric- I love it. I also love how the image seems to have 'texture'- almost like a canvas. Beautiful. Shaz xxx


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