Sunday, 16 March 2014

Inspired by a photo

Some time ago I found this photo on Pinterest and popped it in my Tree Folder for future inspiration. (Please do take a look at it.) I was intending to try and recreate it soon after, as some of my fellow pinners did, but I ran out of time as usual. I was lacking in the mojo department and went to my pinterest folders for inspiration last night, and when I clicked on this one Mr Mojo leaped out and just about bopped me on the nose! Okay, I will show you! Here is the main image created on silk art card.
I used  my ink dusters, Adirondack inks in sunset orange, sunshine yellow, peach bellini and slate. I also dusted and stamped with memento tuxedo black.There are just three Inkylicious stamps used for this (Black Forest, the birds from Windswept, and Bullrush).  I added a few details with a fine black pen and a white gel pen. I have taken a whole load of photos and the colours look different in every one! I didn't use any blue or purple ink at all!
Here is the whole card.
I took this one by the front window. I left the top left of the base card blank so I can add a sentiment later - it might become a father's day card yet!
And here is the one I took by the back window...
I think this is probably the most accurate colour-wise.
I matted and layered the main image onto some A6 sized scraps of paper that I found in my snippets drawer, so I will take it to the snippets playground and get some fresh air with Miss Di and the girls!
Thanks for all your lovely comments last week. It was a very busy week, but I am hoping things will slow down from now on. Off out in a little while to see Science on Stage which Meg is singing in again this year. 
Thanks for looking!

37 comments:

Pat said...

I love this card Sally, the colours are gorgeous and the scene with the trees and bulrushes is magical. Love the way you have multi-layered the bulrushes in the background and the colours merge beautifully. x

Helen J said...

Stunning card and a good recreation of the inspiration photo.

MaryH said...

WOW! What more to be said?! That orangey-peachy water reflection is just magnificent. And even so much texture to the sunset colors. What is Silk Art paper? (New term to me, but looks as though it was perfect for this one). Absolutely love this Sally, and Yay for you at the inspiration from Pinterest & interpreting it with your own skills. TFS & Hugs

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

WOW stunning Sally, I love the photo that was your inspiration and you've done an amazing job with your take on it.

Sue xx

Craftnut said...

These are great Sally and a gorgeous photo to inspire you Tracy xx

Paula (PEP) said...

That is gloriously atmospheric Sally, especially wight he way the water ripples in the little panel. The glow behind the trees is really magical & I love the sense of misty haziness that you've created with your background. Utterly effective.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

I did take a good look at the stunning photo Sally and as a result your card takes my breath away! You have created some beautiful scenes in your time but this is quite astonishing in my opinion! I need to take a class with you!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous colouring Sally - the scene you have created is awesome. Love the reflections in the water.
Sylvia xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow,wow,wow,Sally these are amazing cards, your are really a lady with a lot of talent, love the way you made this sunset cards, lovely landshapes,great use of colours, in one word!!!Perfect!!!

Greetings
Maria

brenda said...

Beautiful Sal, I can see Mojo is right back on track (send him this way please).

B x

Beryl said...

This is so beautifil. Great compsition and I love the 'texture' you have created on the water.
Beryl xx

SARN said...

You are SOOO good at scenic cards Sally.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wow Sally - this is absolutely fantastic! A perfect scene - love the colours you used too. Ten out of ten in the Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Tracy Harris said...

Wonderful Sally - simply stunning !!!!!!
Thank you for sharing
I just cant get going with crafting at the moment, you have brought such a smile to my face with your photos - thank u xx

Faith A said...

You really are such a wonderful artist Sally, these are just gorgeous.

Fliss said...

Wow Sally! This is an absolute stunner. Such gorgeous colours and a really serene scene.
Fliss xx

Karen Petitt said...

Seriously stunning inkiness and a fab use of snippets! Thank you for sharing the photograph too - I have now set up a board on Pinterest to keep those sort of photo inspirations in - thanks! x

Phree said...

Gorgeous!

pinky said...

Wow Sally you really have an eye for nature. Give me the same stamps and I wouldn't have a clue. Its just stunning. Thanks for your help with the printer. I will get hubby to check the link for me as I didn't recognise my type of cartridge but he might lol. Definitely a great price!!

vicki said...

This is beautiful I love the trees they look stunning on your card! Great job with the inks too :)
Vic x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a striking card! I love how it takes on different tones in different light. Fabulous!

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful scene. I love how you created so much depth of colour with your dusters.

Love it!

Karen said...

so beautiful...love how you did the reflections....

Carola Bartz said...

The card is so beautiful, Sally!! I go crazy myself when I see that my camera is not able to get out the real colors, no matter how much I tweak the settings on the camera and later in Photoshop. It can also be the calibration of the monitor... so we have to live with it.
I looked at the tree picture on Pinterest - what a stunning image, I immediately pinned it to my own tree folder. I often get my inspiration from Pinterest - and recipes!!

Mrs A. said...

I'm in total awe of this card Sally. I give it a 12!! hugs Mrs A.

Debs Willis said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours work beautifully. I am a huge fan of Inkylicious stamps, and think I have a couple of the ones you used - I'll have to dig them out
Hugs
debs x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow this is fantastic Sally, love it!! xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is just stunning!
You've really captured the essence of that photo. Terrific work.
Caroline xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Superb work, Sal!! well done, love it!! Shaz in Oz.x

Irene said...

Sally, your card is absolutely fabulous, the scene is brilliant,the water reflection is stunning. a beutiful card.
luv
irene
xxxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely stunning card Sally, love it.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Gay Peplow said...

WOW, I love this card, I saw it at the snippets playground and thought how beautiful it was, well done totally brilliant inking :D x

Sue - said...

Didn't manage to get round the playground to comment this week, so only just seen your card as one of Di's picks. Absolutely gorgeous!

Jan Frances said...

Truly stunning cards Jan xx

Lynne K said...

WOW! Amazing interpretation of the photo! x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I had to come over from Snippets, to tell you how gorgeous this scene is!

Elaine said...

Sally, I came over to comment on your most recent post and saw this link at the bottom. I didn't spot this card last year, but I had to comment now, it is so beautiful. I really am in awe of ink work like this. I would love to have seen you build this up. The inspiration photo was lovely, but this card is a art work showing real inky magic! Elaine x