Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sympathy Sunset Tutorial

 Hello there! Today I have a card for a very sad occasion. One of our dear friends from StampTV, Lynn Brookside has passed away and I made this card to send to her daughter. Lynn was such a wonderful person, always leaving kind and encouraging comments for me and so many others. Despite living in constant, chronic pain, she always had a cheerful outlook to share with the rest of us. I'm going to miss her. Melanie, who knew Lynn much better than I wrote a very touching post about Lynn, which you can find here and even more here. I hope you'll stop by and read it. I knew Lynn was a special person, but didn't realize just how special.

Before I get started I want to let you know I began with a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock that is much larger than in the finished project. That is because I made a mistake later that caused me to have to cut it down.

So I started by sponging Memento Cantaloupe ink at the bottom of the card stock.

 Then sponged some Memento Tangelo above the yellow.

 Sponged Memento Angel Pink above the orange.

 Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky from the top down.

 Then sponged just a tiny bit of Memento Danube Blue at the top.

 To make some wispy clouds, I colored some wide lines with BV000.

 Then added a little BV01.

 I made more lines with YR61.

 Then more with C1.

 I used C3 to add some shading to the C1 lines.

 Stamped the silhouette foliage, from Country Roads, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

 I used torn sticky notes to mask the background and sponged a narrow band of Tuxedo Black ink.

 Moved the sticky notes higher and sponged Memento Gray Flannel.

 Here is where I messed up. I stamped the windmill, from Country Roads, with gray ink and decided it was too light, then tried to stamp over it again. I didn't line it up well enough, so I just trimmed that section away.

 Next, I stamped the dragonfly, from Follow Your Dreams, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used B00 to begin coloring the wings.

 Added B02.

 Then I added V04 and used B02 to blend. I didn't get a photo for the next step, but I used N03 to color the body. After coloring, I cut out the dragonfly.

I stamped the sentiment, from Heartfelt, on my background, using Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I adhered the dragonfly using Pot Dots. The card base is Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue and size is 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches. I used Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® A2 Matting Basics B to emboss a frame on the card base. The background was layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Black Onyx.

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


Bine said...

Ein wundervoller Sonnenuntergang!
Hugs Sabine

Auntie Em said...

Thank you for the great tutorial on how to create the lovely background on your pretty card. Your dragonfly looks very nice popped up.
I am glad I am not the only one who has to rethink a design after a stamping miscalculation! :)

Melanie said...

what a gorgeous card! I will have to try your clouds with those markers... happy accident. i rally like the crop!

Paulette S said...

You are too hard on yourself. It is a beautiful windmill and now it has a lovely shadow. Maybe you will make a bookmark out of it. Your card art is stunning, Always...

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Theresa! As always, thank you so much for the tutorial!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

So very artistic, touching and soothing - great card, Theresa. Her daughter will cherish it <3 rosy

KathyM said...

Mistakes can still give you a beautiful card. I love the embossed frames.

Becky said...

What a gorgeous sunset.

Kathi said...

Sorry for your loss.

Stunning card that will be treasured by your friend's daughter.

Pinning for reference!