Sunday, March 18, 2012

Craft a Scene - Moonlight Challenge

Hello everyone! I have new Stampscapes stamps that I am very excited to try out.  I picked up a couple from my local stamping store last week and my order from Kevin at Stampscapes arrived on Wednesday.


This time I wanted to try a technique that I have seen others use for a night scenes where everything is mostly black with just a little light shining through.


I stamped the moon where I wanted it and then inked up just the right side and stamped it to fill in the black space in the sky.  I don't have any other cloud stamps that would work and I needed more clouds.  Then I stamped the Rocky Creek and started tapping in the Stonewashed Blue making sure to leave the center section without any ink. 


I let that dry a bit and then started in on the black. This was the toughest part for me.  I wasn't sure how dark to make everything? Anyway, I need to practice some more.




Card Recipe
Images: Stampscapes Rocky Creek Lg 073G, Cloud crescent Moon 201E, Reeds 067B, Leafy Branch 277F
Paper: Stampin Up Bashful Blue, White from my stash, Michael's black
Markers/Ink: Adirondack Stonewashed blue, Momento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Really Reasonable Ribbon, craft store pin, I used a Bow Easy to tie the bow


Challenges for this card:
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Thanks for stopping by.
NancyD

25 comments:

Gail said...

Hi Nancy! WOW!

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love how you have created the 'glow' of the moon here. I have to try this 'mainly black' technique- being my favourite colour, it should be right up my street,:).

Shelia said...

Your scene is beautiful with the moon glowing above!! gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I love the effect of mainly black.
Nikki x

Cindy Haffner said...

Very STRIKING!!~

Carla said...

Wow - so beautiful! Great technique! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

Lynn said...

Wow - great take on the song. Love the card you have made.

Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song.

Lynn

Nicolle74 said...

Gorgeous!Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

Pam said...

Lovely scene! You did a terrific job with your shading. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

lalkygirl said...

OMG this is just so beautiful ,I love it ,your shading is sublime
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Electra said...

I don't think you need to practice that much more-this looks exactly like moonlight! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!!

Chrissy D said...

STUNNING! Thank you for joining us in the DRS DESIGNS Challenge! Have a WONDERFUL week!

Glenda Atkins said...

So very beautiful, your night time scene looks so realistic. wow!

Kathlene said...

Beautiful technique and very effective. This is just a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing.

Alessandra said...

wow, this is awesome, I love this night-scene, it's fantastic!
Love, Alessandra

Karin said...

Wow, the moonlight looks amazing! Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs!

Lynn said...

This is so beautiful. I love the effect you did with the moonlight. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It With A Song

Shelley said...

So gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song! Shelley

Janet M said...

Very pretty card, it turned out wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap it With a Song

happyglitzygirl said...

Turned out great, love how your 'light' placement worked out. Great card, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

La bottega di Melany said...

that's so beautiful!!!so original. I love it...this is a great interpretation of moondance song. Thanks for sharing with scrap it with a song

Rosemary said...

Isn't it great when your craft order comes in? You immediately want to start playing with your goodies!!!

Your technique here is really striking, the starkness of the black and white really make it pop. I think it works wonderfully and adds an air of mystery and intrigue, as well as that subtle elegance of nature.

Thank you so much for sharing this creativity with us at Opus Gluei!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful, Nancy. I think you did a fabulous job at a new technique. It is scary adding black but it really makes the scene more dramatic. Darkening the edges helps to draw your eye into the scene.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww Nancy this is spectacular, I am in awe of anyone who can create such a magical, realistic scene as you have done here, I have always admired these stamps and I must say you have done an excellent job with these, superb work.
hugs
Lorraine x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Awesome card! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!