Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sunset by the Seashore- Thinking of You

Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create a card using the bright summery colors from this week’s Pals Paper Arts PPA166 ColorChallenge and decided to use the Freshly Made Sketch FMS97 Sketch (flipped the sketch over :-)).  

 If you have not had a chance to do so, I would highly recommend checking out both sites- the Design Teams are fabulous and all of the other entries are wonderful as well!!
The colors reminded me of a beautiful sunset at the beach, so I decided to use a masking/watercolor technique to create this little scene...wish I could be there :-)

To create this card:
Use the 1 3/8” Circle Punch to punch out a circle from a sticky note or other piece of paper to use as a mask for the sun (also place a mask to create the waterline on the horizon). 

Using a Sponge Dauber, apply Daffodil Delight Classic Ink in the circle to create the sun, remove the mask and cover the recently sponged sun to sponge additional Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush over the sky area (keeping the horizontal mask in place at this time).

Remove the sun mask, sponge some of the Strawberry Slush over the sun to create the cloud effect and use another Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate Classic Ink to create the clouds in the upper sky area and around the edges. 

Remove the horizontal mask, mask the area that you just sponged and create the water with Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate and near the shoreline, just the Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate.  Add a bit of water using the AquaPainter™ and smooth out the ink on the water.

Once dry, re-mask the horizontal line and create the jagged masks for the distant shoreline- sponge Basic Gray for the darker shadow.   Stamp the script from Notable Notions using Smoky Slate over the sky area. 

Stamp the birds from the Wetlands set, fill in the birds and shoreline images using the Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker (if desired, add a few birds by hand near the sun).

Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker to add a bit of interest to the sand area at the bottom (mask the water when doing this step).   Trim the panel and adhere to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.

Stamp the Notable Notions script using Basic Gray over a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock and adhere to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  Mount the focal image and add the sentiment banner layers along with the Antique Brad to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Notable Notions

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Marker- Basic Gray

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, AquaPainter™, 1” Square Punch (for banner points), Antique Brad

Thanks again for visiting!! I really had a great time creating this scene :-)

 If you have the chance to stop by again, I will be posting more of the Dare To Get Dirty cards this weekend- have a great day!!


Tracy said...

Simply brilliant…well not simple at all; complexly brilliant :D Truly a beautiful work of art. You should be very, VERY proud of this one!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow I am speechless! You are truly an artist - what a gorgeous scene......and you make it sound so easy to do.... :) Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

Dawn Tidd said...

I'm like Linda, what can you say about such a gorgeous card! Absolutely FANTASTIC!! This should be framed and hung on a wall. So glad our Color Challenge at the PPA inspired this beauty!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my this is stunning! What a fabulous scene you've created! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Amy O said...

You are a masking pro! What a fabulous scene you've created. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

How beautiful this is! Your sponged background is absolutely stunning - especially paired with the lovely images! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the scene you created! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sara Grafton said...

This card is amazing!

Sandie Conner said...

Such a cool way to showcase the colors. Love how you thought outside the box and created a fabulous card. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

Patti MacLeith said...

WOW! You really are an artist! I love what you did here-fantastic! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Nina Dee said...

Wow! This is amazing! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Ariel said...

wow. This card is stunning.
It looks like a photograph!!!
still in awe....

Jean E said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Great work!

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