Sunday, August 18, 2013

Central Park

Hello stampers! Today I am sharing my second scene for the Craft a Scene August challenge - In the Park. You can find my first scene here.
The park theme made me think of a photo stamp by Darkroom Door, from Central Park in New York. To do something a little bit different, I populated it with a person and her dog, using a Stampscapes stamp, and added some branches at the front too. Going for a walk with your dog, is one of the main activities I think of when thinking of parks.

Central Park was stamped on glossy cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink and coloured with dye inks, using a Colorbox Stylus tool. As usual, I started with the lightest shades and gradually built up darker colours. I stamped the person and dog on a stamp positioner plastic sheet, to determine where in the scene to place him, so that the perspectives would be right. Highlights were added with a white gel pen and just a little bit of mist by dry-brushing white pigment ink among the branches of the trees.

The background is embossed and sanded Core'dinations cardstock. The metallic border was a leftover from yesterday's layout, it was die cut from glossy cardstock which had been covered with foil tape. Alcohol ink was applied on top to give it a tarnished look (Pitch Black, Ginger, Espresso).

Thank you for looking! There is still plenty of time to join us in the challenge this month.

Happy Stamping!!


Surfaces: Kromecote glossy cardstock; Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock; Ranger foil sheet
Stamps: Darkroom Door: Central Park Photo Stamp; Stampscapes: A Dog Walk 227A, Prickly Branches 272G
Dies: Sizzix: Borders
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Dot Matrix & Gridlock
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint; Adirondack: Aqua, Willow, Stonewashed, Pitch Black; Colorbox Frost White
Alcohol ink: Adirondack: Pitch Black, Ginger, Espresso
Embellishment: Darkroom Door: Venetian Word Strip; twine


  1. Wonderful Scene ..Loved your coloring ,gives perfect indication of light n depth in scene.

  2. Hi Anna-Karin
    your scene stamped images are some of the most stunning stamping I have seen. You have the ability to build this whole scene and draw us in so magical

  3. this is stunning Anna Karin - absolutely amazing xx

  4. I saw this and I actually gasped. Gasped! It's absolutely beautiful.

  5. gorgeous card!!! I met karen B.this weekend and saw alot of your beautiful work:):)

  6. Another gorgeous card. I just ordered this stamp and have many stampscapes to go with it. Thanks for the idea. Your cards are beautiful and the colors the greatest. Edna

  7. So beautiful - I love the inky effect you created to have the sky just peeping through between the trees. It's a wonderful stamp. Great distressed background too.
    Alison x


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