Friday, January 27, 2012

Pop of Pink

Hello!I found this photo that I loved and decided to use it as inspiration for my card.

To start, I masked a circle, cut from sticky notes, using Nestabilities. Then I sponged Memento London Grey.

I removed the circle, then used the sticky note the circle had been cut from to mask the area around the circle. I sponged the center with Memento Rose Bud.

Then I sponged a little Memento Lilac Posies.

I removed the previous mask and created a new one by tearing sticky notes. I used that to mask the sky and then sponged more Memento London Fog.

Removed that mask and stamped the mountain, from Mountain Wilderness, using Memento Tuxedo Black.

I used Copic markers to color in the mountain, starting with N5.

Added N3.

I added some shading with N7 and used N1 to blend.

I stamped the row of trees using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but stamped off on scratch paper first to lighten the image.

Used torn sticky notes to mask again and sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then stamped the large silhouette trees using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Moonlit Fog. The card base is Pure Luxury Smokey Slate and 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sunset Quail

Hello there! I am playing along with the sketch challenge at SCS today. You can find it here. I used images from my most recent stamp set, Mountain Wilderness.

 First I used rectangle Nestabilities to cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink, while still in the die.

Sponged Memento Tangelo ink.

Sponged Memento Potter's Clay.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa along the bottom.

I stamped the silhouette trees using Mememto Tuxedo Black ink.

I colored the rocks with my N3 Copic Marker.

Added some shading with N5.

On another piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, I stamped the quail and began coloring with B23.

Added B21.

Added Y23.

Added Y000.

 Added E15.

Added N1.

Added E27, making some dots for texture.

Added N3 and more dots.

I used YG95 on the grass. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I used Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice to form my 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch card base. To make the diagonal score lines, I seated the fold of the base in a groove of my Scor-Buddy. Then I used a piece of painters tape to hold the card base at the angle I wanted. I then scored the lines on the inside of the card base, so they would be raised on the card front.

I layered the background with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and adhered the quail. The sentiment is also from Mountain Wilderness and stamped on Pure Luxury White.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope your day is delightful!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Serene Swans

Hello! I haven't used my mirror image stamp in ages, so I pulled it out this weekend to make this swan card, using images from Warm With Love.

I stamped the swan once and colored with Copic markers, beginning with C5.

Added C3.

Added C1.

For the beak, I used E53.

To make the second swan, I stamped the image on my mirror image stamp, then stamped that onto my white card stock.

Tip: Because the mirror image stamp is a solid flat surface, you may have difficulty getting a complete image. I've found that leaving the stamp upside down on my table, placing the card stock on top and gently rubbing the surface, provides a better impression. Just be careful not to shift the paper as you rub. 

Then I colored the reversed image the same way as the first, staring with C5.

Then added C3. (sorry I missed the C1 photo). After coloring, I cut out both swan images.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 5 by 3 1/2 inches and sponged Memento Summer Sky ink.

I sponged Memento Lulu Lavender along the top.

Sponged Paris Dusk.

Then sponged Memento London Fog.

I stamped the grass and lacy branch with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. For the lacy branch, I stamped off on scratch paper first to make a lighter impression.

I adhered the swans to the background. I hadn't left enough space for the swans between the grass so they wound up on top of the grass. To make the grass look closer, I used a marker to color in where the grass should have overlapped the swans.

I used my BV13 marker to make shadows in front of the swans.

I layered with Pure Luxury Baby Boy Blue and Black Onyx. The card base is Pure Luxury In The Navy.  I used Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeabilities on the Summer Sky layer. Finished card size: 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

Thanks for stopping by. Have yourself a wonderful day!