Monday, 31 December 2012

More tree scenes

I needed to make a Birthday card for my Brother, so went to Pinterest for some inspiration (won't say how much time I spent on there, lol!), and found this amazing card by Theresa Momber. I just loved the way she had given the hill some definition with copics. The scene had a masculine feel to it, and so I set about trying to produce something similar. Here is what I came up with.
I used Distress inks with my ink dusters today, starting with squeezed lemonade in the middle, dried marigold around that, then wild honey and tea dye, finishing off with walnut stain at the edges. The hill was masked and coloured with wild honey and walnut stain. As my distress markers were on the table I thought I would try adding a bit of definition with those, which left a little bit of a line, so as I applied the Distress marker I used an ink duster to blend the edges, and was very pleased with the result. All of the stamps are from Inkylicious. I feel this is different enough from my inspiration to enter it into a challenge, so I am entering it into fashionable stamping challenges where the theme is 'surprise us'
I decided to try again with the Scots Pine stamp from Inkylicious on an off-cut from my first hill. I did both on Silk Art Card.
Hope you enjoy your New Year celebrations. We are off to a friends house later for our annual scrabble tournament and lots of good food. Enjoy whatever you are doing and Happy New Year. Thanks for looking!


Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Sally and the colours are so original and look just stunning.
I've been admiring your scenic creations so much I've had to indulge in some Stampscapes images and just hope I can make some lovely cards half as good as these.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2013.
Hugs, Fliss xx

sallysbitz said...

These are just stunning x
Enjoy your evening & Happy New Year to you x

hugs sally x

Lynne K said...

Wow! Fabulous, love 'em both! As you say, the copic shading is very effective. I feel some experimenting coming on! Hope you have a good time this evening, and Happy New Year! x

Lisa Jane said...

wow they are fabulous .. i am sure your Brother will love his card ..Happy New year when it comes
Lisa x
ps check out Heck of a challenge lol

Tracy said...

Hi Sally
I love your choices of stamps, beautiful details, and the inking/colour, totally gorgeous. hope you have a good evening.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paula (PEP) said...

The colours are just my cup of tea. Your second one is my favourite - a real stunner with an exquisite glow.
Paula (PEP)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm sure your brother will love this card, it looks really wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight and a happy New Year.

Katina said...

Stunning work Sally! I love how you make these scenes. Such clever techniques and perfect colour blending.

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year!

Valerie said...

Love the colours Sally and the trees look wonderful especially with that highlighting. Hope you had a good evening and a win perhaps? We love scrabble too:)
Val x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sal ah love this very much... thanks for sharing!! and peeked across at Theresa's card too as you said a very innovative method love you ones below too and reminds me of stash I simply must use.. soon not back to crafting yet..
So glad your card was received - cannot even remeber what it was now but know it was a brayer snippets card.. shame! Shaz in Oz.x


A fabulous choice of cards Sally - it must have taken you ages to choose from all the wonderful cards you have created.

Wishing you and yours a very happy and peaceful 2013 - Hugs, Sylvia x

PS: Just spotted you on Pinterest!

Claire said...

Hi Sally ,wow what beautiful scenes you've created. Really gorgeous stamping! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time
Claire xx