Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sitting By the Dock of the Bay

Hi! I have another dock card. This time I floated the dock in the center, using the cattails to anchor it.

To start, I used the cattails, from Gone Fishing, right on the edge of my cardstock.

Since I wanted careful placement of the dock, I made sure the stamp was trimmed carefully on the side that would be placed by the cattails.

I tore a Post-it Note to cover the cattails, then stamped the dock.

The Post-it allowed me to get the dock right up against the cattails, but kept me from stamping over them.

After removing the Post-it, I colored with Copics, starting with E59.

Added E57.

Added E53.

Filled in with E51.

On the cattails, I started with YG93

Added YG91 and YG95.

I sponged the foreground with Memento Desert Sand, masking off the water with torn Post-it Notes.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

I removed the Post-its, then stamped and cut out a mask for the doc. I adhered it to the dock with re-positionable tape. Then I sponged some Memento Cantaloupe ink. I used a 1/2 inch circle punch to mask off a sun and sponged around it, too.

Sponged Memento Tangelo ink.

Used Post-it's again, to mask off for a horizon line. I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa and London Fog.

Moved the top mask and sponged with Memento Desert Sand, to create more distant hills.

Removed the masks.

Then placed more Post-its, this time masking off the top, at the water line. Then I sponged a little with Tangelo and London Fog.

Removed the mask from the dock. Added ripples and extra shading under the dock, with E35.

Used E52 to blend the E35 a bit, then added some highlights with my white gel pen.

Stamped some silhouette cattails, from Life is Good, and grass, from Hang in There, with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Added a sentiment from Gone Fishing and layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Ivory and Tan Leather. The card base is Chocolate Brown.

Did you see Gina has started posting snippets from the new release? Can you guess which one is from my new set?

Thank for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!


Lorraine said...

All of your cards are just gorgeous! I love this scene and the sun, sky & land in the background. Thank you for the continuing inspiration!

Tammy Terry said...

Wow, your cards are amazing! You have such a talent. Thank you for sharing them with us. I am trying to teach myself to color with copic's and the way you show us in stages is wonderful and so Very helpful. :0)

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Wow!!! This is stunning!

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have got to be the bestest at sponging backgrounds there is! I love your projects!

Nancy said...

Theresa, I follow your blog religously and everytime I think you can't get any more talented then another card pops up that blows me away! You are amazing!

Patti P. said...

Theresa, gorgeous card. Thanks for all the details on how your creations evolve. This is so helpful.

Liway said...

WOW!! Stunning!! Thank you for sharing all the details. This is just GORGEOUS!!!

Kristie said...

This is stunning!!! Absolutely amazing, you are one super talented crafter! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into showing us how you create your masterpieces!

leenda said...

WOW! This is beautiful! You're a jewel to always take the time do share a tutorial!! Thank you!

bed frames said...

You are so creative! I like it so much! I envy you for being a good drawer!

Theresa said...

Awesome! Lovely scene. Give you a sponge and magic happens.

dee marie said...

I agree with Theresa - you make magic happen with your sponging :) Such a stunning scene! Enjoy your weekend!

Stampin' Pam said...

Every time I look at one of your cards I am just in total awe. Your scenes are incredibly beautiful and so realistic - it's the true artist in you!! I sent that info I talked to you about. Thanks for sharing a magnificent card.