Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peaceful Fishing

Hi there! My card today is for two challenges. First is the Copic Creations challenge to do a reflection technique (I love to do reflections!). It is also for the Teapot Tuesday challenge at SCS. I love these challenges and the fun stories that go along with them. This week, Gullible Gill is trapped in a basket and has multitudes of fish, teapotters, cute animals and who knows what else coming to his rescue. Tommy the Trout (see fish above) just had a run in of his own, with the fisherman in the distance, and is late to the rescue party. Hopefully, he'll be in time for desert.

I used images from Gone Fishing. The trout is colored with Copics, starting with YG95.

Added YG93.

Added YG91.

Tommy is a rainbow trout, so I added a stripe of R22.

Then a little R20.

Filled in with C1.

Then a little more shading on the belly with C3.

The green seemed a little too bright, so I added N3 along the back and fins.

For the background, I started by sponged Memento Desert Sand ink.

Sponged some Memento London Fog.

Then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Stamped the trees, also from Gone Fishing, with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I decided to do a cheater reflection. The image isn't symmetrical, but I thought it might be close enough to look like a loose reflection.  I saw Melanie do this a long time ago thought it was so clever! (and so much easier than pulling out the reflection stamp)

Since the image was somewhat close to being almost an itty bit symmetrical, I stamped it again, upside down, this time with Memento London Fog.  As you can see, the trunks don't line up (nothing unusual there, I can't stamp straight anyway), but I figured I could color it in well enough not to be too noticeable. So, tell me, did you notice my not so accurate reflection when you first saw the card?

I filled in both areas with N1.

Added N3, making some horzontal lines in the water to look like ripples and hopefully make the image look a bit less distinct.

Added N5, mainly to the top and just a few shadows in the water.

Added N7 for the deepest shadows in the top only.

Stamped the silhouette fisherman with Tuxedo Black, then drew in a shadow using N5.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White, then used a Moonlit Fog cardbase. The fish is attached using Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm busy stamping for the new GKD release next week, so I don't think I'll have anything new to show you until Sunday night when the previews begin. Hope to see you then! Have a great day and a fabulous weekend!


Graphicat said...

Oh my goodness! When I grow up I want to stamp just like you!! ;o) this is inspiring! Awesome!
Thanks for sharing

Anke said...

Wonderful card, adorable Theresa.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous!! love the grays and then that splash of color with the fish.

Eva said...

Amazing work!

Sue said...

Hi Theresa
totally stunning card, luv watching your creations come to life, have great weekend, sue,x

elgart said...

You are amazing! Great job!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous work, T! I am partial to this set, you know. *wink* Now I have to get N's. I have C's and W's but no N's. Hope your summer is perking along

Monique said...

Amazing....You are so talented,,,, Now I want to go fishin!!

Lori said...

Amazing! You are so kind to do tutorials for all of your designs.

Payne Holler Cards said...

just gorgeous-rific!
cant even begin to tell you how much I've learned from you (-:
amazing amazing talent GF!

Debbie said...

This is stunning.. and thanks for the step by step tutorial...

naneruth said...

Lovely card! You are so talented and show us all the details on your cards. Sure do appreciate it! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

What a great card!! So honestly.... No!! Didn't notice that the reflection was not perfectly lined up. Only after you pointed it out. Gorgeous!
Beth Greco

Cathy's Rubber Room said...

This is just such a great card. Love the step by step. What great ART.

the PaperTemptress said...

You have no idea how much I look forward to your blog every day! You are so so so talented and for those who haven't met you as I had the luck to do once at a Copic Certification class you are every bit as nice as you are talented (just wanted to share that with all of your followers.) I ALWAYS highly recommend your blog.
the PaperTemptress

Nancy said...

No theresa didn't notice that the reflecton wasn't perfect, not till you told always inspire all of us!
Great card!

SuzanneK said...

Fantastic as always, and no I didn't notice the reflection didn't line up. Cheers.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh Theresa! You are the master of reflections!! It's been way too long since I've stopped by to see always, your card is a work of art!! Hope you are well, and so glad you joined us at the copic creations! Hugs, Jami

Cheryl said...

Your card is stunning! Love the reflection and the great tutorial!
Thanks for joining in on the challenge!

Lilian said...

wow wow wow! Simply stunning work! Thank you for the lovely tutorial and Thanks for joining the Copic Creations challenge!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for the tutorial and for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

Rica said...

Hi Theresa, a beautiful card, i love the simplicity of the design and your image and reflection are awesome - just perfect.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Copic Creations.
hugs Heather xx

Jane Wetzel said...

Can I just say "holy smokes!!" or WOW WOW WOW..YOUR work always amazes me...this is nothing short of AMAZING.... SO glad u joined in with CC!!

Melanie said...

wowee, love this black and white bg!!!!

Katie Cotton said...

this is beyond stunning! I am such a huge fan of yours and am so giddy that you played along in our challenge!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous Theresa--the image evokes solitude and peacefulness and the reflection is lovely! Thanks for joining us on the challenge!