Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tropical Sympathy Tutorial

Hello and happy Friday to you all. Today I have a sympathy card made from my newest set, Tropical Nature, along with an older set, Aloha.

To begin, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 2 ¾ by 5 1/8 inches, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Next, I sponged Memento Tangelo.

Then sponged a bit of Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Summer Sky.

I wanted the top edge to be just a bit darker, so I used my Danube Blue sponge, but didn't re-ink it, and sponged using the residual ink left from the last time I used that dauber.

I placed sticky notes near the bottom edge to mask the water, then used torn sticky notes to mask the sky and sponged Memento Espresso Truffle.

Then I masked off the top, leaving just the water and sponged lightly with Memento Gray Flannel.

I added waves by making thin lines with my N5 Copic marker, then adding a white line just above the dark lines, using an opaque white marker.

Stamped the palm trees, from Tropical Nature, using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Then used N7 to color in the trees.

I stamped the palm tree, from Aloha, also using Memento Tuxedo Black.

For the trunk, I used N7 again and also used N7 along the center line of each palm frond. Then I added YG95 to each frond.

To create some foreground, I used torn sticky notes again to mask, then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stamped the sentiment, from Assorted Greetings, also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used Little Boy Blue for my card base (5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches). The score lines were added using my Scor-Buddy. 

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 


Anonymous said...

Teresa - Thank you for another stunning work of art. Sharing your technique as you do is unbelievably generous.

June K said...

So gorgeous.

reflections:0) said...

Your work is outstanding I do not come on here enough and tell you but you take my breath away many days. I tend to read you in the Google reader which I love to use and I am so glad that your web pages is open to it. I have had others that in the past I like to follow but they are not google friendly soooo glad you are because I would hate to miss such awesome talnet.


Natalie said...

Wow, I thought at first this was a photo. Amazing!! Beautiful sympathy card, absolutely breathtaking! Thanks again for the tutorial.

redwasher1 said...

Theresa, this is beyond beautiful!!! I'm totally going to case this!! If I may!! Love it!!

Rufus said...

Totally gorgeous! Thanks for showing us how you created it. It's stunning.

Casmiles said...

Theresa - you never cease to amaze me with your scenes. The water looks real - dimensional effect is terrific!

Edna said...

It is adorable scene image you have created.I always enjoy your tutorial.

Barb Ghig said...

What a stunning card, Theresa! As always, I really appreciate your tutorial...thanks for the tips on how to achieve so much depth on the water ~ You are AMAZING!!!

Anonymous said...

I too thought it looked like a photo. How wonderful to receive something so serene in the midst of sorrow.
Sandi K

Marsha said...

Very nice card and tutorial.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing card and technique. Thanks for sharing the progress.
Hugs Anja

Becky said...

Awesome card Theresa, beautiful scene.

Rosy Newlun said...

Incredibly beautiful and touching.