Thursday, July 22, 2010

Faux Window Flamingo

Hi there! Gina K issued the Design Team a challenge to use one of her past StampTV videos and make a project using one of the stamp sets from the last release. I love the look of the Faux Window technique (seen here and here). I decided to do the same technique, but instead of a four panel window, made mine a triptych, using my new set, Aloha.

For more inspiration check out what the rest of the design team has to show you...


I used Copics to color the flamingo, starting with R27 in the darkest areas.


Added R22.

Filled in with R20, leaving just a few hightlights uncolored.


Used R24 to go back and deepen the shading.


To create the background, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink lightly across the cardstock.


I added a small circle mast, that I trimmed the bottom from, then sponged more Memento Cantaloupe.


Sponged Memento Angel Pink on either side of the yellow.


I sponged a bit Memento Tangelo.

Sponged Angel Pink above and below.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender from the edges until it meets the pink.

Added some Post-it Notes as a mask at the horizon line and sponged Memento Rose Bud to create a slight difference in color from the sky.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly from the edges and in a ways.

Removed the mask and stamped the palm tree island/reflection image using Tuxedo Black ink.

I used my London Fog and Tuxedo Black Memento markers to emphasize the horizon line a bit.

Used my white gel pen and some Copic markers to add some waves.

I stamped just the top of the palm tree around the edges so just a bit of the foliage was peeking over the edges.

Cut my background into thirds to create the faux window effect.

Layered the panels with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and adhered to a Pure Luxury Kraft card base.

Then I added the cut out flamingo, adhering with Pop Dots at the body and then gluing down the lower part of the legs.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

27 comments:

Melanie said...

woweee!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this pretty card- love the colors! TFS

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

My jaw hit the FLOOR!!!! OMGosh, OMGosh, OMGosh!!!!!!! It's a PINK deeeelight!!!!! I don't know how you make your waves look so real! I tried that and, well, they didn't look like yours! LOL

Lorraine said...

Ooh, so beautiful! Love the scene you created.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Theresa so beautiful, adorable.

Anke

Becky said...

WOW...This is just stunning.

KayBeHybrid said...

wow.. sooo amazing.. i love all your cards... ♥♥♥
Hugs, Katrin

Finja said...

wow, this is so beautiful... i love it.. HUgs Finja

Vera said...

What an amazing card, Theresa! Absolutely gorgeous!

Teri said...

Wowsers! Phenomenal card! Thanks for showing us how to do it.

Teri said...

Wowsers! Phenomenal card! Thanks for showing us how to do it.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a gorgeous scene, Theresa! The colors are so beautiful! Thanks, as always, for the tutorial!

Cheri said...

WOW!! Fantastic faux window, Theresa. Gorgeous 'scaping and thank you for the fantastic tutorial.

catdidit said...

Wow! This is sooo freaking gorgeous T! LOVE the pink, perfect waves, and that beautiful sun...just WOW!!

JaniceAileen said...

This is amazing, Theresa! You are just so super talented!

Cassie_lu said...

this is stunning. I love what you can do with color.

joy said...

Absolutely beautiful window scene! Beautiful, beautiful work!

Denise said...

OMG I SOOOOOO LOVE THIS! I love the windows and the scene and of course the beautiful Pink Flamingo! you are awesome!

Lori said...

So soft and delicate, Theresa! Love the feel; beautiful and relaxing!

Giovana said...

Wow Theresa! This is awesome!! Love every single detail.

Janine said...

so love all your sponged cards - this one really appeals!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This card is awesome! Love the triptych faux window.

Vicki Sopcak said...

You are amazing!!! How do you come up with these beautiful color combinations. The scenes you create are awesome....I am extremely jealous of your talent. Keep up the good work.

Corina Stewart said...

Simply stunning, which is what we have come to expect from you, awesome talent

Tina said...

I´m always fascinated from your cards and how you explain the making of your cards.
And this here is one of my favorite cards. Great.

Tina

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Absolutely stunning, Theresa! OH MY WORD!

Kristine Vencel said...

What a beautiful card! You make it look sooooo easy!