Thursday, May 5, 2011

Inspired Sunrise

Hello!  Today I have a card made with the tree from Fanciful Fall.

A few months ago I was in Barnes and Noble and this journal caught my eye. The tree looks similar to the one in Fanciful Fall. I snapped a photo with my phone and decided to try to recreate it as a card. 

I started by sponging Memento Angel Pink ink on my background. 

Then I cut a bunch of narrow triangle shapes with my paper trimmer. I used re-positionable tape to adhere them in a radiating pattern. 

Here you can see how it looked after all the triangles were in place.


 Then I sponged Memento Rose Bud ink starting at the edges and working my way to the center of the sunrise.

I removed the triangle masks and then sponged again, very lightly with Rose Bud, so the lighter tone would have some color variation, too. 

Stamped the tree with Stazon Jet Black ink. 

Stamped the grass, also from Fanciful Fall, with Rose Bud ink that I stamped off first on scratch paper to make it lighter. 

Used torn sticky notes to mask the top, then sponged Memento Tuxedo ink. 

Stamped the grass again, this time with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Passionate Pink card base. The sentiment is from Garden Silhouettes.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your day is fabulous!

20 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful card. Great job on the background. I will have to try to CASE this one. I always enjoy seeing your creations.

naneruth said...

Wow you sure did a good job with the rays. So very pretty!

Cynthia said...

This is stunning, Theresa! I really need to try this bg technique.

dsood said...

Wow, this is so beautiful.

Line´s world said...

wonderful!
hugs Line

Katherine said...

WOW! You did fantastic. Thanks for showing us.

Dee in N.H. said...

That is incredibly beautiful!

mmwilken said...

Wow, it looks just like the book! You did such an awesome job!! Thanks for sharing!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Magnificent, Theresa! I hope I can CASE the bg-what an awesome technique!

Ravengirl said...

Theresa, this is totally amazing and looks just like journal in your snapshot!

Virginia's Designs said...

Wow, you are deadset so cool! I would have seen that journal and said " cool I'll buy it." huh!
I love seeing your creations.
TFS

Auntie Em said...

Oh my! That is such a beautiful image! Thank you for sharing and the great tutorial! :)

Ruthie said...

amazing!!! you did a great job in replicating the journal! the card is gorgeous!!!! love the "rays" - thanks for sharing your technique!

Елена said...

Спасибо за мастер-класс!!!

Colorado Crafter said...

What a wonderful recreation. Beautiful work!! I always enjoy your tutorials.

Rachael said...

Nicely done my friend!!!

Marian said...

I am in LOVE with this card! I am going to try this right away. Thank you for sharing!

Elaine said...

Very cool! This turned out fantastic!

Bastelmichaela said...

Beautiful work and wonderful coloration.
Hugs Michaela

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Just happened upon this card while surfing your site for inspiration. I must say, your inspiration journal from B & N was so neat and taking a pic using yr phone was an awesome idea. The card....well.....spot on! I'm going to put my notepad away (not really) and start photo snapping using my phone. LOL.