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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Sunset Shadows (by Doreen)

Hello everyone, our Guest Design Team member Doreen is here again today with a beautiful scenic card that she has created. Doreen writes:

This card is a simple blending of inks on an acrylic block which I find very effective as it can conjour many different scenes in the mind.

For this project I have used the following products:

Distress Ink pads: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, and Black Soot to add depth and a feeling of darkness to the finished image.
Teeny Weeny Meadow stamps
A sentiment from Punky Expressions
Black Versafine Inkpad
Drawing Cartridge paper

To begin the project apply the Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade to a clean acrylic block, spritz with water and drag across the Drawing Catridge and leave to dry. If you do not have time for this or are like myself a bit impatient this process can be sped up a little with a heat gun.

I saw in my image some sloping hills and a lighter area that looked like a pathway, so using the edge of one of the tree stamps made small hedgerows.
Then with some of the other stamps from this set I added some trees and some meadow like grasses around the surrounding areas.

Cut the topper to the size desired then using the black soot and a blending tool add the ink to the outside of your topper, this adds the impression of evening time and depth to the topper. Mat and layer with black and white offcuts from your stash. Mount onto a card.

Using some of the offcuts from your project, stamp a sentiment and mat and layer in the same way as your topper and apply where you wish.

Thank you for looking,

Love Doreen.


  1. Wonderful card Doreen, love it xx

  2. Amazing landscape, with fab colours!!

  3. This is a beautiful scene you have created Doreen, and I love the way you have used the Teeny Weeny Meadow set to create the background hedges and trees and also the foreground foliage and tree branches which look great, and the colours are so pretty. x

  4. This is lovely :) Thanks for the detailed explanation too.


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