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!


Dawn said...

Love this! I especially love your interpretation of the diagonal element.

Theresa said...

What an amazing job you did. It is a great masculine card.

alex said...

Beautiful card, love the score detail and as usual your colouring and ink background :-)

Betty Benton said...

Love that diagonal scoring -- great card for a guy!~

Melanie said...


KonaRose said...

Such a realistic sky, quail, even the rock - all of it is serene, beautiful!

Tami B. said...

Beautiful, and I love the diagonal lines.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

OMG- this is gorgeous Theresa! I am going to have to try coloring the quail- I have been waiting for your tutorial!! Beautiful card!

SandyK said...

OMG your card is so beautiful. I love your quail and everything else about this card. Who wouldn't be wow'd when they received it. Great work!

Eloise said...

I love this card! Especially like the diagonal lines. NICE!