Friday, June 25, 2010

Challenge Thank You - Part 4

Hi there! Today I am continuing the thank you challenge hostess theme with a card for Tina Gilliland, our retiring Color Challenge Hostess. I didn't actually follow along on one of the challenges for this card, because I really wanted to make a monochromatic purple card for Tina. (I've noticed she has a thing for purple)

I started by sponging lightly with Memento Lulu Lavender. This was mainly so the crescent moon wouldn't be too white.

Then I placed a circle mask for the moon and masked off the foreground. I sponged more Lulu Lavender ink.

Then sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Next, I removed the circle mask and used the Post-it Note that I had punched the circle from and to mask off around the circle. I shifted the mask over a bit to leave a small crescent shape.

Then I sponged Grape Jelly in the circle.

I tore another mask like the bottom and masked off the top, leaving a small horizon of mountains and sponged Grape Jelly.

Then sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

I removed all the masks and stamped the trees, from Life is Good, with Memento Grape Jelly. For the evergreen trees, I used the tree lined bank and inked up the top portion of the stamp only, leaving the reflection un-inked.

Added some shadows with my BV11 Copic marker.

Sponged a little Lulu Lavender in the foreground.

Stamped a branch, from Hope Grows, repeatedly with Memento Grape Jelly.

Then I stamped some grass, from Hang In There, with Lulu Lavender, and added some clouds using my BV11 Copic.

Added some highlights and shading to the two bare trees, using my white gel pen and Paris Dusk Memento Marker.

I layered the image panel with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Vibrant Purple card base.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a great day!


Nancy said...

Another stunning card Theresa, where do you get al these wonderful ideas?
You absolutely amaze me!

Deb Neerman said...

Ohmigosh, I had to RUN right over here to tell you how fabulous this is Theresa!

WoW, this is ridiculously gorgeous ... I love, love, love it!!

Hope all is well with you ... sending hugs!

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh - that is incredible! I love it!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Awesome card! I am positive Tina will love it too!

Linda said...

Amazing and beautiful! Thanks for all the directions.

Tina said...

AAAACCCCKKKKKK!!!!!! OMGosh OMGosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!! Holy Moly, GF!!! I LOVE YOU soooooooooo much!!! HEE HEE I can't wait to get it!!!

kksb said...

Wow!! Breathtaking. Stunning. You certainly have a gift creating with color.

AKiteFlier said...

THUD - oh goodness this is beyond stunning - it took my breath away. WOWZA! You rock,

Deebi27 said...

You truly have a gift for shading. I have said this before and I will say it again...YOU are the Queen of shading!! The movement in your art work is just gorgeous!

stampqueen said...

Love how you did the cresant6 moon and the shadows and of course purple is always 'das bomb'!!!

Debbie said...

This card is just gorgeous! Oh my goodness, what you can do with colors and stamps. Wow!

Unknown said...

Wow Theresa! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the tutorial on how you did it!!