Monday, April 16, 2012

Calm Seas Tutorial

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'm getting a jump on making father's day cards this year and this is the first. I used images from By The Sea.

To begin, I cut Pure Luxury card stock with  Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels 18, then began sponging with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged a bit of Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.

Sponged Memento Summer Sky.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue.

Next, I added sticky notes to mask the sky and sponged  more Memento Danube Blue.

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

I added some highlights to the waves with an opaque gel pen. To soften the look a bit, I smudged the ink with my finger while it was still wet.

Then I added low lights with B24 and B26 Copic markers.

I set the background aside and stamped the lighthouse on another piece of Pure Luxury white and began coloring with BV000.

Added BV00.

Added BV11.

Added BV13.

 Added BV17.

Added some shading with N5.

Then added N7. I used Y13 for the light.  After coloring, I cut out the image.

I masked off the edges of the background and stamped the lighthouse.

Then I adhered the colored lighthouse to the background and added some shading with N5.

More shading with N7.

Stamped the seagulls with Memento Tuxedo Black.

My card base is Pure Luxury Baby Boy Blue (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). I added score lines to the card base with my Scor-Buddy and rounded the corners my X-acto corner rounder (another gift from Elmers to the Spellbinders DT - love it!).

Thanks for stopping by. Don't worry about me if you don't see a new post until Friday. I expect to have a busy week. I hope you have a great day!


Lesley said...

Wow, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing how you made that gorgeous skyline.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Not sure how you did it, but your coloring is even better -- how can that be!! :)

Casmiles said...

As always, I'm in awe of your beautiful coloring/blending. Some day I hope to be even half that good. And I love the card - anything to do with the sea (or butterflies) always makes me happy!)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Just amazing. Fab card and wonderful tutorial too! You are soooo talented. jan

Bobbi Miller said...

WOW I am totally in AWE of your talent! Every tutorial you make amazes me and this one is no different. I love the Sea and anything nature related. Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous card... :-)

ednamburgess said...

Very beautiful. Love the colors and the blending. Thanks. Edna

Debi said...

another beautiful card, my By the Sea and Aloha stamp sets arrived today, I'm so excited your cards are very inspiring, thanks for sharing your gifts :-) Debi x

Kary said...

What an Awesome, stunning card, Theresa!! Love the scene you created, looks amazing!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful coloring. Your water looks so realistic.

Diana Queen said...

Fabulous scene you've created Theresa. Just love your cards and tutorials! ;D

KonaRose said...

Love your tutorials and cards - thank you for sharing :)

Smith Alex said...

that gorgeous! are super exclusive :)

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Olga said...

this is gorgeous, you are so talented!!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Theresa. Love the shape, and the colors and coloring is fabulous...As always :)

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, Theresa...this card is absolutely STUNNING!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial and of course for your amazing inspiration!!!

Chipchick said...

This is beautiful, thanks for the step by step instructions, I really like that. I have a question, however; why did you stamp the lighthouse on the background and then cover it up with the colored/cut out lighthouse?

Thanks for sharing!!