Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cattails and Sailboat

 Hello, Stampers! Today's card will be going out to a young man, who was injured in a car accident recently, so I wanted to make a card that was both masculine, yet peaceful and uplifting.

To start, I masked off the top where I wanted the sky, using a sticky note. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky. 

Sponged Memento Danube Blue. 

Then I sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves, from the bottom. 

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa. 

I removed the mask and sponged Memento Summer Sky from the top edge. 

Then sponged Memento Danube Blue.

I stamped the cattails, from Life is Good, twice, using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I stamped the wavy grass, from Fanciful Fall, several times, using Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Stamped the sailboat, from Aloha, using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I added some ripples using an opaque white gel pen and shadow to the boat, using my C3 Copic marker. 

I layered with Pure Luxury In The Navy and used a Baby Boy Blue card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day!

23 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Theresa...and I love seeing your process!! I'm sure the young gentleman will love it!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow as always a totally stinning card, luv seeing it come to life, sue,x

catdidit said...

Ahhhhhhh, wish i was there in that pic! Gorgeous T!

Gibmiss said...

Hello
This is a Fab card ....Super i love it...
hugs
sylvie
xx

naneruth said...

Wonderful card! It certainly is peaceful.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Gorgeous, you really achieved peaceful.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I know that he will appreciate this wonderful piece of art.

Marie Gamber said...

Stunning, as always!

Virginia's Designs said...

I have a fantastic day everytime I stop by and view your cards. You are so inspirational. Thank you for sharing!

Chelsea said...

gorgeous!

SueB said...

It's beautiful, and almost looks as tho' it's glowing - TFS!

Melanie said...

oh great idea, not just for islands, hee! thanks for the watermark!

Vicki Dutcher said...

He is going to love it~~ fabulous, restful card!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful card! You are the queen o 'sponging'!

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Karen S said...

Thank you Theresa.
This is beautiful. I know Justin and his Mom will love and appreciate it.
Karen S

Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful masculine card!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely beautiful! So peaceful...perfect!

Tina Gilliland said...

Totally stunning card, Theresa!! I MUST come visit and learn some scenery techniques! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Theresa! I noticed you used three different stamps sets for this card. It would be nice if you design a set with all the stamps in it that you need to create a card like this. Sailboats, cattails, grass, flowers, maybe even wave marks! Just an idea!!

Rox

Brenda Dean said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Eve said...

oh, how beautiful!! Serene...reminds me of the beautiful islands life...very nice card!!

Paulette said...

All of the images from your stamp sets are not only wonderful, but brilliantly done. So many stamp sets from other artists have good images, but an odd one that is not in perspective and it keeps me from buying them as it captures my attention and blocks creativity because I can't stop thinking about how the artist could have done so well on most of the set and totally flubbed on one image. LOL Your sets on the other hand are in perfect perspective and designed to meld together for a lovely photo like card or project and so easy to interchange within a project. I've got to get my hands on some! Best Wishes and quick healing to the young man in the car accident.