Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In to the "Dark" again....

Well, I know this theme is a bit unusual for me, but I wanted to enter the challenge over at Dream in Darkness again.
This time I am entering something that isn't digital, it's an altered piece, the wood is in fact a rubber stamp block. I had so many rubbers stamps on wood that it got difficult to store them, also I noticed some of the wood warped and some impressions weren't complete, so I took the stamps off the wood and use them with an acrylic block, successfully stamping every time. Of course the blocks are perfect for recycling... I've used the larger block, it's the one standing up, for my project here.

I painted the block twice in black acrylic paint and while it was drying I created the scene.

Using thick white card I created the yellow moon using mustard seed distress ink...then coloured the rest of the card using chipped sapphire and dusty concord distress inks.

The trees and branches are from a stamp set by Creative Journey and the sentiment is by Inkylicious. Stamps, they have some really fabulous sentiment and verse stamps.
To finish I added the birds in flight and as I write I just can not bring to mind what stamps they are, although at a guess I think they are from a set by Tim Holtz.

To finish I then adhered the scene to my painted block...I am actually really pleased with this and I'm going to be keeping it for myself,lol...
So if you like to take a walk on the Dark Side,why not pop over to Dream in Darkness and have a look at their blog and challenges.


Anonymous said...

Ooh! Sandie, I like your Dark side, lol
The sentiment ties it altogether very well, it's good and eerie, yet pleasant as well
Ooh! Er! Missus, hark at me, better get back to Tree hugging, lol
Right, of to find my dark side

Nan Bourdeu said...

My dear Sandie! I fear you have found your dark side with a vengeance! lol This is spectacular!! I love everything about this! The sentiment is so perfect and the wood block surprised me when I got here to see closely!! Fab idea and thanks so much for your support of our first challenge! Remember no limit so if your dark side kicks up again go see evil froggy again!! Thank you for supporting and playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month! hugsxx

Sari / Granne said...

Love this, I would but it on my desk. Gorgeous colours, fab feeling and brilliant idea of recyckling. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness, alwayd a pleasure to came here.

DreamInDarkness said...

I so love your darker moodier side! This one is no exception. Adore the dark blue and wonderful moon. Fabulous use for the wood!

Thanks so much for sharing your canvas with us at Dream in Darkness!~ CT kim