Glazed Acetate Scene: I have recently been doing acetate glazed backgrounds and from one of these acetate glazed backgrounds I made this scene using the Stampscapes Lakeside Cove Lg. image, the Fisherman in Boat, and my tonal applicator. The birds are from Sutter Enterprises.  To do an acetate glazed background, apply about a 50 cent size glob of Diamond Glaze, Glossy Accent or similar clear glue products. Then I added colors from the Inkabilities inks..using only two or three colors. Let the colors blend on their own then tilt the glue from side to side until you cover the piece of acetate or another word for it is clear transparencies. When the glue is dry, turn over and then stamp your images on with Black Staz-on ink. I used a permanent marker to make a faux frame and then behind the frame used Mini Glue Dots and adhered the image to the base card. Very easy but gives a neat affect. -VA


Black and White Church Scene: Hi Kevin, This may not qualify for my gallery but it was the way a friend of mine wanted a bunch of notecards made..just simple black and white. I was quite astounded to hear that request but was really surprised when I noticed that the scene actually did look quite classy with just the two opposite shades of the spectrum. Maybe another example that art comes in all forms and shades. If you think this qualifies for my gallery, I hope you can post it. I only used the Milky Way Lg-095G and my favorite stamp Country Chapel-215G and stamped onto white base card. Seems many love to see that church image used in cards because it brings back such vivid memories of what the country churches used to look like. In fact, I belong to such a country church--a vanishing breed. -VA


Big Stone Lake: This is a scene which I made by brayering the background with a Big N Juicy Happy Birthday rainbow pad. I then stamped the scene onto the brayered paper with Staz-On black ink.  Stamps used are: Lakeside Cabin, Twisting Pine, Egret,  all from Stampscapes; Still Waters and Fly Away Birds from Sutter Enterprises; and the hillside trees stamp is from A Stamp in the Hand, but I see you have re-released it under the Stampscapes images as well. Now if this does not have enough Stampscapes products to qualify for the gallery I understand. I called it Big Stone Lake, because it is so similar to the view we have looking across from the Minnesota side to the South Dakota side of the lake. -VA


Fishing by Moonlight: I brayered the background but used all blue Big N Juicy pad. I stamped the images to make my scene and I used bleach and a sponge to achieve the clouds and also the moon peeking behind the clouds. I added yellow ink from a stamp pad to make it look like the moon shining on the clouds all the way to the cabin and water. In this scene I used the Lakeside cabin and Fisherman in Boat by Stampscapes. The other stamps are the Still Waters from Sutter Enterprises and the pine trees are from A Stamp in the Hand, which I believe is one of the re-released images you have now under Stampscapes. -VA