Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thinking of you today

Hello! How about all this cold weather? Our town experienced a record low of all time in recorded history the other day at 16 degrees. We had a pipe that goes into the pool burst. Got that fixed, but in the meantime the pool froze over. My poor dogs. I couldn't figure out why they kept wanting in and out to go to the water bucket. It took me a while to realize there was an inch of ice at the top of the bucket. I'm not used to having to break ice for them to take a drink of water.

This card is inspired by the avatar photo of a StampTV member, Denise Queeley. I loved the pretty photo and had to make it into a card. I don't have the right ink pads to get that intense orange, so I had to improvise a bit.

To start, I sponged So Saffron ink in the center of my cardstock.

Next, I sponged Apricot Appeal above the So Saffron.

Sponged all around with Pretty in Pink.

In an attempt to get the colors more intense, I sponged Summer Sun over the Apricot Appeal and below the So Saffron.

Sponged Regal Rose around the Summer Sun on the top and all along the bottom.

Sponged Almost Amethyst.

Sponged Lavender Lace, working inward from the outside at varying distances, to simulate the rays of the sun.

Next, I used Post-it Notes to mask off the bottom and top, tearing the top mask. This is just like I did on Tuesday. Sorry for the repetition. I sponged Basic Black ink in the exposed area.

I stamped the tree lined banks from Life is Good on either side and used Copics to fill in. I used black (100) to fill in the top part of the image and N7 to fill in the reflection.

I used V04 to add some ripples in the water and Perfectly Plum to sponge in some clouds.

I stamped the sentiment from Life is Good and layered with Pure Luxury White & Black Onyx, and used a Regal Rose (SU) cardbase.

On the inside, I stamped the verse from Life is Good and added the cattail, stamped in Blush Blossom ink.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a warm, happy day!


6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa
The colours are just amazing!!

Karen x

Shoping Cart said...

Fabulous representation of the colors in a such a beautiful way in all of the listed designed card and pictures.

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous, beautiful colors.

~*Sandy*~ said...

just beautiful just beautiful wished i could create cards this beautiful

Pamm said...

This is so beautiful, as is all of your work! How did you make the reflections?

Donna said...

as always - your landscape scenes are gorgeous!

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous!

Curt in Carmel said...

Theresa, this is a work of art. This is absolutely gorgeous! You are very talented! Best, Curt

TonyaA said...

I am enjoying my visit to your blog... Beautiful work! It is nice to get to see how they are actually made.

Karen said...

Thanks for the step by step instructions for this beautiful card.