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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Guest Post- Winter Skies by Gerrina Poncin

Hello everyone, it's time for Gerrina's second post this month on the Design Team Blog. She has created something a little bit different for you, so relax and enjoy her post.

Gerrina writes:

Today is the second post this month from me, and I have a lot of photos for you. Next to stamping, I really like to take photographs. Through taking photos I started scrapping and by using a few little stamps in my photo scrapbook, I started stamping more and more, so now I can say that I am addicted, (in a healthy way), to stamping....Of course I still take pictures, and there is nothing better than combining these two hobbies in a Project Life kind of way.


Stamp sets: Tall Trees, Patchwork Landscape

Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Distress Inkpads: Black Soot, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen
Memento Inkpads: Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle, Elderberry, Rose Bud, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky
Other: Aquarel paper, Elegant Writer pencil, waterbrush, pencil, (and eraser), White Sharpie, Wink of Stella pencil, blue finewriter, brush and water, blue and purple cardstock.

This was the view from my craft room on 25th January this year. I took some pictures. The view inspired me to try and make some skies the same way that Nature showed me, and I put them together in a book:

Stamp the trees three times and use a waterbrush, bigger brush and water with Distress inkpads to colour your scene. Glue the picture and photo onto a piece of cardstock, and then onto a piece of purple cardstock.

For this picture, colour your stamp with the Elegant writer, or other water based marker, and mist some water over the stamp. Stamp it onto aquarel paper, and use a waterbrush, bigger brush and water to let a little bit of the blue and purple pigment show. The sky is made with Distress Ink and a waterbrush.

This is a simple quick card; put the different ink colours directly on the stamp, and stamp on the paper. Place the second image a little lower. Draw three lines and add a sentence that fits the images.
This card is made in a similar way to the second card, just use even more water on the card after stamping, and stamp the text with black ink.

Creatieve groetjes, Gerrina

Thanks Gerrina for such an informative and creative blog post. Your photos are beautiful, and your matching cards capture the feeling of those Winter skies perfectly. Look out for Gerrina's final post of the month next week.



  1. So nice to read and see your source of inspiration Gerrina, thanks for sharing, xxMiranda

  2. What a great post and fabulous creations Gerrina xx Zoe xx

  3. What a grea idea and I love your photographs, they are gorgeous.

  4. I love your trees and beautiful skies Gerrina a d lots of variety here and all so pretty. x

  5. Hi Gerrina, what a fabulous post and your photos are brilliant, great start for your inspiration for your cards and scrapbook layouts, love them, Kate x

  6. Beautiful skies Gerrina, really love the last one

  7. Beautiful skies Gerrina, really love the last one

  8. Fabulous project, thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Wow Gerrina, how gorgeous are these! Trees and beautiful coloured skies are two of my favourite things and you have combined them beautifully. Thanks for sharing your different techniques.

    Lesley Xx


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