Monday, May 10, 2010

Movie Magic - Guest Designer Challenge

Hiya, stampers! Today the Gina K Design Team and illustrators are having a special blog hop and issuing you a challenge to join our team for the month of May! One lucky participant will be our guest designer for the May release. Gina challenged us to make a card using our newly release stamp sets, inspired by a favorite movie.

I made my card, using my new set, Gone Fishing, inspired by the movie, On Golden Pond. I saw that movie ages ago, when it first came out, but I still remember the gorgeous scenery and wishing I lived there.

For the specific details of the Senior Design Team challenge, please visit GinaK's Blog. Then, check out these designer's links for all the projects they have prepared for tonight's challenge:


To make my card, I started by stamping the dock, from Gone Fishing, on the lower left corner of a piece of white cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I colored using Copics, starting with E49.

Added E57.

Blended out from there with E35.

Filled in with E51.

Next, I stamped the dock again, on scratch paper and cut it out. I adhered it over the dock I had colored, using re-positionable tape. Then I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged over the Cantaloupe with Memento Desert Sand ink.

Sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa, swiping it in farther at the center and creating some extra splotchiness to look like clouds.

Then I placed two Post-it Notes at the horizon line, as a mask and sponged a tiny bit more Rich Cocoa.

Removed the Post-it mask and stamped the trees on the left side with Rich Cocoa.

Added some shading to the trees and ground with E57.

Added E55.

Filled in the trees and blended out the ground with E53.

I decided I wanted a tree on the right side, too, so I stamped and colored that one the same way.

Removed the mask from the dock and stamped some grass, from Hang In There, along the bottom, with Rich Cocoa ink.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Sweet Corn. My card base is Chocolate Brown.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll play along in the challenge. Have a great day!!!

36 comments:

emilymomto3boys said...

lovely scene, Theresa! Don't even need to say it about the coloring - but it is GORGEOUS!

Linda Beeson said...

What a beautiful scene, I want to go there!!! LOVE that you showed the steps you took too.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhhh my jaw hit the floor Theresa!!! Wow, wow, wow!!! On Golden Pond is just absolutely perfectly represented with this card!!!

Carolyn King said...

totally reminds me of that movie (knew before i looked!) fabulous!!!!!!!!

Kathy V. said...

Now that's beautiful. I thought "Golden Pond" as soon as I saw your card. You captured it perfectly!

joy said...

Oh, your dock scene is so lovely - so serene makes me wish I was there listening to crickets and soft sounds of the water under the dock!

catdidit said...

Ok, ok I'll take THIS card! OMG, how do you keep making even BETTER scenes, lol! LOVE this and that is a fav movie of mine too!

Betty Benton said...

You rocked this one Theresa! If "On Golden Pond" is re-released, they can use your card as their movie poster!! It's just perfect!

Becky said...

wow..This is just fabulous, love how you build scenes, they are just incredible.

NinaB said...

Wow, that looks like an antique photo. Beautiful scene, Theresa.

Theresa said...

This reminds me of Jane Fonda diving off the dock. Great scene...I said it before on another of your scenes...breathtaking!

asela said...

So very cool! Love all of the atmosphere you created in the card. Perfect

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Absolutely gorgeous scene, Theresa! Your background looks like a photo! Perfect for your On Golden Pond inspiration!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Before I even scrolled down, I knew which movie you had chosen! How amazing is your scene? Wow, Theresa, it is gorgeous!

Melanie said...

totally knew you'd do this movie!! :) perfection!!

Beth S said...

Hi Theresa... This is gorgeous. Thanks for another wonderful tutorial.

Cheri said...

Theresa, you captured the gorgeous beauty of "Golden Pond" so perfectly in this card. WOW!!! I can't take my eyes off it. (BTW I only live a few minutes away from the lake (not pond) where they made the movie. And it IS just as beautiful as you've depicted in this card)

Gidget-Trish said...

This is gorgeous! What a great job. The lighting is spot on!
Trish

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely breathtaking! You nailed that movie!!

Tammy Terry said...

This card is breathtaking! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Suzana said...

Beautiful as always!

Liz in MO said...

Wow, this is truly beautiful!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous inspired card Theresa!!! I so love your work!!! Hugs ~S~

Janice said...

Stunning. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial!! I would love to try this- never would have come up with anything like this on my own. You are super talented!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa this is absolutely breath-taking!!! It looks sooooo much like my dad & mom's dock at their lake house. I must take a pic and show you. GREAT coloring!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is gorgeous, Theresa! LOVE that glowing sunset you created ... what a stunning scene!

Deanna said...

Wow! I loooove this one. It is absolutely stunning- way to go!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How perfect is this for your movie choice!! - tutorial really doesn't look so hard for the end result to be so awesome. You do incredible work my friend!

treece said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your work!I strive to someday make a scene CLOSE to what you do....
Please keep sharing.

buggin2stamp said...

OMG!!! This is GORGEOUS! Absolutely gorgeous! I want to go sit on that dock and watch the sun set. :o)

Earline said...

What a beautiful card and thanks so much for the infro. on how you made it.

Chrissy D said...

STUNNING!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Susan said...

One of the most Beautiful cards I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing your techniques!!

Roxanne Spearman said...

Absolutely Beautiful! You are very talented! Thanks for the tutorial. I bought this set because of your beautiful creations. You inspired me to try to come up with my own beautiful creation.

Bonnie said...

Just saw this on pinterest,it is absolutely gorgeous!

angie1966 said...

I can not imagine anything I ever do (paper/card wise) to look this superb. 100 out 100. Would love to buy this as a print for my dining room wall. Such talent.