Monday, April 23, 2012

Peaceful Savannah

Hello and happy Monday to you! My card today is for my friend Karen Knegten who is still recoverving from brain surgery. She has a long road ahead of her and I wanted to make her a tranquil, relaxing card to help boost her spirits.  I hope she likes it.

I'm submitting this to the Craft A Scene Challenge Blog. Their challenge this month is to use silhouette images in your scene.
I cut Pure Luxury White card stock to 2 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches and sponged a narrow band of Memento Cantaloupe ink across the middle using a small sponge dauber.

Sponged just a small bit of Memento Tangelo below the yellow on the right side.

Then I sponged Memento Angel Pink all around, using Jumbo Sponge Daubers.

Sponged Memento Rose Bud ink.

 Back to a small sponge dauber to sponge some Memento Summer Sky. The combination of the light blue, with the pink I had already sponged made it look like lavender.

I used sticky notes to mask the sky and then sponged Memento Dessert Sand at the horizon line.

 Then, from the bottom, I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Then I used torn sticky notes to mask the sky again, to form small mountains in the distance. I used straight sticky notes to mask the bottom of the mountains. I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Here are the mountains after I removed the sticky notes.

I used my E33 and W3 Copic markers to add shadows below the mountains.

Stamped the tree, from Wild About You, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped it a second time without re-inking to make a more distant appearing tree.

Stamped the two silhouette giraffes using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stamped the tiny grass clump, several times with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Then stamped the larger grass at the bottom corners using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used W5 to add shadows to the trees and giraffes.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Passionate Pink. The card base is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches and also is Chocolate Brown.

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

22 comments:

alex said...

Wow this is an incredible card, I am sure Karen will love it, I do miss her on STV, and like everyone else am still sending prayers :-)

NancyD said...

Fabulous card and tutorial. Thank you for sharing your very great talent! Do play with us a gain at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You named this gorgeous card perfectly, Theresa! The colors are amazing!

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, reminds me of my safari, fab tutorial as always, luv the colours, sue,x

Rachael said...

Wow, this is really inspiring! I was thinking about doing something similar with a brayer, but all of my color with my brayer was turning out splotchy. This is a much better technique with the dauber. I will have to try it! Thank so much for the inspiration!

Christine said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning! :)

Tami B. said...

Another beauty. I am always amazed with your creations and love seeing how they come about.

Betty Neville said...

WOW Theresa! This is incredible! It truly is tranquil and Karen will love it!

SandyK said...

Your scene is so beautiful! I love it.

Beth Norman said...

Beautifully done. The colours are gorgeous. So serene and "peaceful."

stampinganja said...

Beautiful card ! I love your work and stop by to visit often to learn more from you! Thanks for sharing!!! And thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene!

naneruth said...

This is so beautiful and peaceful! Love it.

Rae said...

Another beautiful work of art from you.

Olga said...

jaw dropping, eye popping gorgeous!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful scene and a wonderful step by step tutorial. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.

sheds garden said...

Wow! I can't believe it is that easy to make! Great post.

Patti J said...

Okay, I know I say it every time, but this has to be your prettiest card ever! Stunning, my friend - thank you for sharing, and for always being an inspriation to me! Hugs...

Deanna said...

Beautiful scene and great tutorial.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Stunning, Theresa

Frk. Bogstad said...

Oh my ... You are BRILLIANT !

Barb Ghig said...

A real "Jaw Dropping Card"...WOW!!! You are the "Queen" of silhouette stamping, so I really hope you win this challenge, Theresa, you really deserve it!!!
As always, thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

Rachael said...

I found this back in April and then I lost this particular blog post. It turned up again in my pintrest board. I'm so glad I found it again! (*Bookmarks this page*) ;)