Thursday, December 29, 2011

Purple Mountains

Hello! Today Gina K Designs is releasing 5 new stamp sets. The release party is tonight, from 7 to 9pm central and you're invited!

My card features images from my newest set, for Gina K Designs, called Mountain Wilderness. This set, along with all the new  release products with be available tonight at 7pm central, from Gina K Designs.

 I started by cutting  a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches. Then I used a small sponge dauber to sponge a bit of Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then sponged Memento Angel Pink all around the yellow.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender around the pink. 

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly, from the edges. 

Stamped the mountain, from Mountain Wildnerness, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

I stamped the row of trees, also with Tuxedo Black, but this time stamped off on scratch paper once to make a lighter image. I had to stamp the image twice to extend across the width of the paper. Also, you can see I had a  little inky smudge I would have to address later. 

To color the mountain, I started with BV13 Copic. 

Added BV11. 

Then filled in with BV000. 

I stamped the mountains again, this time upside down to create a reflection. This time I stamped off the ink twice on scratch paper to make the trees even lighter. The tree silhouette image is symmetrical, so it is very easy to make reflections with it.

I used my N3  Copic to loosely shade in  a mountain in  the water. I also started adding some shading to the base of the tree line, hoping to mask that smudge a bit. 

Added a  little more shading with N5 and finally satisfied that the smudge isn't  all that noticeable. 

I cut a 1/2 inch circle  in a sticky note to use as a mask for a moon. Then I sponged lightly with Memento Paris Dusk at the top and also a bit at the bottom. 

I removed the mask and added a little highlight to the moon, using my opaque white gel pen. I also stamped the branch on the side, once with London Fog and once with Paris Dust (stamping off once with the Paris Dusk to make it lighter). 

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Vibrant Purple. The card base is Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender and finished size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/5 inches. The score lines were added to the card base using my Scor-Buddy.  I added the vertical sentiment, stamped on white and adhered with Pop Dots.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Melanie said...

Love the purple scene and highlight on the waning moon, that is terrific! ( O always make my moons full, hee, I said moon)

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Theresa, happy birthday to you!!!

Everyone read this and then wish Theresa "happy birthday"!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa! Wonderful coloring! Happy Birthday!

Betty Benton said...

Stunning card, Theresa! Love that moon!!

Happy Birthday to a very talented lady!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Happy Birthday Theresa!! I found your blog yesterday and have been on it non-stop since. I have discovered a new love of sponging Mememto inks through you! You are an awesome artist and wonderful teacher!! Thank you!

SandyK said...

Your scene is beautiful as always. I love the colors you used.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Oh my what a beautiful card!! Thanks for the how to, I am new to stamping and appreciate them.

Becky said...

Just stunning Theresa!
Happy Birthday :)

Janice Jerolymack said...

Both are simply gorgeous and I love the layering effect.

Janice Jerolymack said...

Happy Birthday!

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning! Made me are a master at camouflaging inky smudges!

Leslie Turner said...

You never stop!!! Your Purple Mountains card is so stunning! Thanks again for sharing your tutorials with us! :D

Trisha said...

Love your sponging techniques, your scenes are wonderful.
Happy New Year.

Michele from MS said...

I love how you include pictures of the products used! Another beautiful card!

ocean-dreamer said...

I just LOVE this card. I love having the tutorials to help me with my vision. Thank you!