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Friday 1 November 2019

Handstamped image at Countryview challenges

Hello there and Happy November! I do hope you are well and happy! Time to share a new challenge with you since its the first today. The theme at Countryview challenges is handstamped image. I really enjoyed this one - stamping is my favourite thing! Here is what I made:

Two cards made by stamping one background image.

I started by using inks and a mask and a landscape stencil to create a background...

then I used a paperartsy stencil to add some of  the flora.

Then the stamping - my favourite part. Paperartsy stamps here - all by Kay Carley.

Colouring - mostly using water colour pencils.

Then I cut the picture in two to create two cards - this first one I just added a sentiment.

To the second I added more stamping in black with Lavinia stamps.... and a sentiment.

I hope you can join us!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Totally stunning work Rachel, gorgeous stamping and colours, Kate x

  2. Fabulous work Rachel, loving the stamps you used to create this scene.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love all the stamps and great step by step too
    Carol x

  4. Your background is really effective, Rachel! Love both cards and so glad you're a fellow lover of stamping... xx

  5. That's a great page spread, Rachel... a gorgeous autumn garden.
    Alison x

  6. You created a beautiful scene for your cards!!! Great stamping!!! Happy November!!! xx

  7. Beautiful cards Rachel, I love the way you built the scene with your fabulous stamps.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  8. Two wonderful cards you've created Rachel.

    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Two delightful cards Rachel. Such pretty backgrounds too. Hugs xx

  10. Two delightful cards Rachel. Such pretty backgrounds too. Hugs xx

  11. These are really lovely Rachel, what a wonderful combination of stamps. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  12. Fabulous cards, Rachel! I love them both.
    Have a wonderful November!
    Evelyn xxx

  13. Rachel, you have made two wonderful cards with your stamps! I love the background and it's so fun to see how you built up your scenes with stamping and watercolors! Both are gorgeous! Hugs! Sara Emily


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