Friday, November 6, 2009

By the Light of the Moon

Hello happy stampers! Have you ever seen a crescent moon that was so bright you could still see the shape of the entire moon? That is what I was trying to reproduce on this card. I think it came out looking more like an eclipse, but I kinda like it anyway.

I started by sponging my background. I punched a 1 inch circle from a post-it note and placed it as a mask for my moon. Then I sponged some Pretty in Pink ink, using my Jumbo Round Sponge Dauber.

Sponged Regal Rose ink.

Sponged Real Red.

Sponged Bashful Blue.

Sponged Ballet Blue.

Sponged Vivid Inky Blue.

Next, I removed the moon mask and then placed a post-it note, with the circle cut out, right over the moon.

Then I added another post-it, overlapping the first just a tad, to cover the crescent.

Sponged with the same colors.

Used torn post-its to mask off an area on the bottom and sponged Basic Black ink.

Stamped the smaller tree from Tree Silhouettes with Going Gray ink.

Stamped the pine branch from Winter Foliage with Memento Black ink.

I stamped the tent from Happy Camper with Memento Black ink and used Copics to color. I started with B95.

Added B93, then used my blender pen to soften the highlights.

Used E59.

Added E55.

Added E53, then used my blender pen.

I cut out the tent and layered the background with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White. The cardbase is Pure Luxury Smoky Slate. I stamped the sentiment, from Happy Camper, with pigment white ink.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend!


Tamara said...

Oh My Goodness! This is AMAZING!!! I love everything about it, it's such a real image. The moon is fabulous, but so is the tent, and the scene....


Elena said...

You did a fantastic job on creating this moon picture! Fabulous card, Theresa!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

I think you got the moon perfectly! Beautiful beautiful work!

Sharri Seffens said...

Thud.........Wow! Theresa this is stunning! I think you nailed the crescent moon. I have seen many that still show the outline of the full moon.

6 wacky women said...

Your card is just gorgeous, Theresa.
The colours are fabulous!

Karen x

SandyK said...

Great card!

Lori said...

Wait, let me pick up my jaw. Theresa, this has to be one of the most beautiful cards you have made yet!!!!

Dawn Frost said...

Wow this card is stunning! The colours are incredible!

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Gloria Westerman said...

Theresa again you amazing us all. Your talent is just awesome. Thank you for sharing how you do it. With your instruction i think I might be able to attempt this.

Lisa Kind said...

Oh Theresa, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the crescent moon and all your sponging to create this beautiful background! Thanks for the's always nice to "see" a card in all it's stages! Beautifully done!

Mari said...

I know exactly what you're talking about! You did a great job coloring it - better than I would do! :)
Gorgeous colors, too. Love this!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. You make it look so easy! Lovely scene.