Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tranquil Waters

Hello! Are you on Facebook? One of the FB pages I follow is the Ott Lite page. They keep posting all these beautiful photos and I was inspired to make this card from one of the photos. Here is the photo.

I started by sponged a spot of Memento Cantaloupe ink for my sun.

I used a quarter inch circle, punched from a sticky note, to mask the sun, then sponged Memento Tangelo ink.

Then I sponged Memento Angel Pink in a horizontal stripe across the card stock.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender above and below the pink, again working horizontally.

Next, I sponged Memento Danube Blue from the top and bottom, meeting up with the lavender.

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly on top of the Danube Blue.

 I placed sticky notes across the horizon line to mask the sky.

Then sponged Memento Danube Blue along the edge of the mask.

Here you can see what it looked like after I removed the masks.

I was trying to capture the hazy look of the horizon line that was in the photo, so I used the sticky notes again, this time masking the bottom. Then I used my sponge dauber that I used for Grape Jelly, but didn't re-ink it, and sponged along the edge.

Here you can see how it looked after I removed the mask.

I used more sticky notes to create a mask for the water's edge. This time I cut a slightly wavy line and placed it at an angle.

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk. 

Then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black.

I removed the mask and stamped the grass, from Farm Life, using Stazon Jet Black ink, twice.

Stamped the sailboat, from Aloha, with Stazon.

Then I stamped the grass, Hang in There. I inked it with Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped off on scratch paper before stamping on my project. I repeated that several times.

I added some highlights for the sun reflecting in the water by using an opaque white gel pen. Then I added some pink and yellow Copics right on top of the white.

Added some waves using my BV11 Copic marker.

I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Black and used a white card base.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope your day is fun and fabulous!


OttLite said...

Wow, this is really great Theresa! We are so glad we inspired you to create this wonderful art. Thanks for sharing the process with us too, it's always a cool thing to see! Absolutely wonderful work!

Angi Rankin said...

Wow!! This is stunning!! Really gorgeous...seriously gorgeous!!!!

Nana Donna said...

OMG that is awesome, stunning, incredible etc etc...........Thanks so much for the instructions I was just thinking I wanted to do some kind of water scene, yours is perfect

Katherine said...

Wow!! You continue to amaze me with your talent. This is just like the picture and absolutely beautiful.

Judi said...

Stunning! Amazing job.

Christine said...

Beautiful scene on a gorgeous card. Wish I could be there instead of in the middle of an ice-storm/blizzard. Thanks for the great tute!!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh wow! This is stunning.
THANK YOU for your great tutorials. I always look at them but rarely comment.
Clare x

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Sheree said...

Wow!!! I'm going to try something similar tonight! You are an inspiration!

Kay S said...

Theresa, your cards are always so beautiful but this one is just outstanding! Love it!

SandyK said...

Fabulous scene and you used great colors, deep and rich. Love it!

dsood said...

Simply Beautiful

Mary Hansen said...

Love looking at your artwork!!

Tejal said...

Oh my God! this is beautiful..I had to pick my jaw off the floor! Beautiful..

Ruthie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! STUNNING!!!! I so love scenes like this ... you Rock!!!

Colorado Crafter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I've recently done my first couple of "sponging" projects making a scene with inks and stamps and I really LOVE the technique. Thanks so much for sharing your step by step tutorial. It gives me something to shoot for in the future!!

Gidget-Trish said...

This is so very beautiful!