Friday, February 13, 2009

Creating a scene...part 1

I've made 2 cards this week with similar techniques, so I want to share them both together. I can do that - my blog, right?

This first card was inspired by a page from my husband's Page-a-Day calendar - it has gorgeous nature photos and I'm always stalking it for ideas. This one just looked "doable" in ink:

Here's my version:
I started by tearing a scrap piece of paper to create a mask for the top of my island. I positioned that mask with repositionable adhesive, and masked off a horizontal waterline - so what was left open was a wedge of space, which I inked (direct to paper) with brown chalk ink pads. I removed the island mask and used a cloud stencil (scalloped circle) as a mask to create some clouds in the sky. After that, the horizontal line mask was moved to above the horizon line, and I filled in the lake area with white and light blue chalk inks. Using the brown chalk ink again, I added a few streaks of reflection in the water, and a few white gel pen lines. The branch image is from smARTworks' new "Cookie Plate," a full sheet of sentiments and botanical silhouettes available for purchase with smARTbucks. Branches were stamped in olive chalk ink, then shaded with Prismacolor pencils and highlighted with a white gel pen. The quote is stamped on vellum, backed with red-liner tape.

Hang on for part two!

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1 comment:

  1. Holy canoli! You are amazing, girl!! I stand in awe of your God-given talent to create!!

    ~ dana c