Sunday, September 1, 2013

Evening in Central Park

Hello stampers! A new month and a new theme at Craft a Scene, Dusk to Dawn. Lots of possibilities with this fun theme!
I did a different version of a the Central Park card I posted two weeks ago, to show you that if you change the colours and the mood of a scene, the same stamps can give a very different look.
Evening in Central Park - Layers of ink

Again, I used the gorgeous Central Park photo stamp from Darkroom Door and combined it with two Stampscapes stamps (Hiker & Child and Prickly Branches). The scene was stamped with Archival Jet Black on glossy cardstock. Instead of using different colours, as I did last time I used this stamp, I coloured it in shades of grey and black dye inks, leaving some areas (the path and parts of the sky) the white of the paper. If you have never tried to do a black and white scene, I hope you will, it is fun and it is a great way to learn more about the importance of different values in a scene, of light and dark.

Highlights were added with a white gel pen and a little bit of mist by dry-brushing white pigment ink on the scene, especially at the base of the trees. The Core'dinations background is dry embossed with a New York embossing folder and sanded. The metallic border was a leftover from this 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 and I hope you will join us 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: Hiker and Child 165A, Prickly Branches 272G
Dies: Sizzix: Borders
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Subway & Stencil
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Adirondack: Slate, Pitch Black; Jenni Bowlin: Weather Wane; Colorbox Frost White
Alcohol ink: Adirondack: Pitch Black, Ginger, Espresso
Embellishment: Darkroom Door: New York Wordstrip; twine


  1. Such an atmospheric card - beautiful.

  2. Wonderful. So much depth created with the black and grays.

  3. this is great, love the embossed background x hugs xtrace x

  4. I loved this Black n white version too !

  5. Fabulous piece of work. Love it Black and White. Anneke.

  6. This scene is amazing, love the black and white look. Cathy x

  7. I have never tried to do a night scene (not scared....ok not true), yours is beautiful.

  8. This is beautiful Anna-Karin! Love how moody it is :) Great atmosphere!


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