Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sweet Home Waters

I have another Stampscapes card today. I am really trying to figure out how to use the Color Box foam daubers and the Adirondack inks.  It is tricky to get the color just where I want it and avoid the areas where I don't want it.

I spent some time in the woods this past weekend in a cabin near an ocean bay and was impressed with the vast color scheme showing off the trees, water and mountains.  I looked carefully at how the light danced on the water and amazingly left a wispy gap between the mountains.  Now I need to try to mimic what I saw in my scapes.  I still have a lot of practicing to do!!

The other thing I want to work on is elevating the stampscaped image to that of other images we use in our card designs.  From what I have found on the web, most card makers just frame the finished image and let it go at that.  I can understand this technique because we spend so much time on the image to get it just right.  Anyway, I am thinking that sometime in the future I might like to run a challenge blog for this type of project.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Old Mill 063G, Rocky Peaks 188F
Paper: Old Olive, Kaiser Craft Punches Collection, Stock green
Ink: Adirondack Cloudy Blue, Sail Boat Blue, Denim, Butterscotch, Slate, Lettuce, Meadow, Brilliance Moonlight White and Distress Tea Dye
Embellishments: Spellbinders Lacy Circles, Lace, Wild Orchard flowers and leaves, Corner piece from Wild Orchard

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Have a wonderful September day!


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!
Lots of work must have gone into that, absolutely stunning !

Tip Top said...

Wonderful colouring and so realistic! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

starcyl said...

This is stunning and I absolutley love it, I don't however think you have used a cd? We are a cd challenge blog so whlst we love to see other peoples art work to be considered for our top three you do have to abide by the rules.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

CraftYourPassion said...

Thanks for using the "F" word with us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges!!

Good Luck!!


Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, love the colouring.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Kathlene said...

What a beautiful dreamy 'scape Nancy...you really have an artist's eye. Lovely card! Saw you at MIM this week. TFS! xoxo

Amy Tidd said...

What a great image! Thankyou for taking part in the first Crafty Boots Challenge! Amyxx

carol said...

fab card, thanks for joining in with our first challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN, x carol

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card I saw you on Make it monday
Luv Jane xxx

Ashley said...

This is so pretty, the corner accent and flowers are both so gorgeous! I'm also your newest follower. :)

You're more than welcome to stop by my blog and enter for a chance to win some blog candy!


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what fabulous colouring .. a wondeful scene .. i wish i was there lol
Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card

Eemeli said...

Beautiful! And so peaceful. Love the soft colors and overall works very well. Saw your card on Make It Monday.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Mary J said...

How very beautiful Nancy!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

mary J x

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is a really lovely card.

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Lin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Thanks for entering this little beauty into our holiday memories challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Jenny said...

Lovely! beautiful colouring! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch!

Sheree said...

Gorgeous!! Your colouring is amazing Nancy!! Love your layout!