Monday, April 4, 2011

Serene Swans

Good Monday morning to you! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today's card is for the new sketch challenge at StampTV this week. I pulled out Warm With Love again for this project.

Here is a look at the sketch. You can find the sketch challenge here. One lucky participant will win a free stamp set from Gina K.

I stamped the swan with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Copic markers to color, starting with N5.

Then added N3. Then I used my blender pen to smooth out the highlights. After coloring, I cut out the swan.

I also colored and cut out the smaller swan the same way.

For the background, I started by sponging Memento Summer Sky.

Then sponged Memento Danube Blue.

Next I sponged Memento Angel Pink.

Then sponged Memento Rose Bud.

I stamped both of the swans using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but stamped off on scratch paper to make the images lighter.

I stamped the grass with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then adhered my cut out swan images.

Added reflections to the water using N1 and N3.

On the white card base, I stamped the scallop border from Bring the Bling, using Memento Rose Bud, then added Crystal Lacquer to make them dimensional and shiny. I layered the background with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Bubblegum Pink. The sentiment is from Warm With Love.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

10 comments:

Ruthie said...

this is beautiful ...so soft and peaceful!!!! thanks for sharing!

Mrs Ham said...

This is beautiful Theresa. You make such wonderful back drops for your samples. Love it.

naneruth said...

Wow! this is so beautiful.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Theresa..Love how you did the scallop border.

Bonnie said...

Love this card. I love that you take the time to show how you created the card. These swans are just beautiful.

Sheree said...

Gorgeous and Wow!!! I love every design you make!

Sue said...

This swan card is gorgeous! You make it look so easy, and I know it's not. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and even showing us how to do this! All your cards are amazing.

LindaS said...

OMG I love the swans you did bring them do much a live with your all over the top coloring and inking. TFS your talent.

Linda Berger said...

WOW, thank yo SO much for the step by step detaining in the making of your card. For us newbies to copic's this is SO helpful. I love the card, and will be CASEING it. Thanks ever so much!
Linda - I love it!!

Corina Stewart said...

Oh my goodness I have always loved your style but this is extra extra special. Thank you