Friday, June 8, 2012

Night Lights on the River

I definitely challenged myself with this card!  The idea, I thought, was a great one.  Execution of what I seen in my head, not so simple LOL.  There is tons of masking, layering, and sponging in this Stamp-a-ma-jig was smoking after I was all done! ;)


Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lucky Limenade, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, White craft ink
Accessories: Garden Green, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Basic Black write markers, white gel pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sticky strip, snail, Texturz plate #1 Flourish, 1/4" Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to give a project like this a try here's what I did in a few quick steps:
  • mask off and sponge each rock individually, shading and highlighting as you go
  • mask off the rocks to work on the sky
  • sponge the sky randomly with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lucky Limenade, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzelberry, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black to create the northern lights
  • turn the mask over to protect the bottom portion of the rock line and sponge the water using the same colors used in the sky
  • using a Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the treeline
  • using a Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp the reflective treeline in the water
  • using markers in shades of green add grass along the rock line
  • with a white gel pen add stars, highlights in the trees and rocks, and water ripples.
Have a great weekend everyone!

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Karren said...

This is absolutely stunning - hard to believe it's created with stamps, ink and obviously a lot of manual labour! Superb job!

Gale S said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I have looked through your whole blog and all of your cards are superb and your directions are so easy to follow; although I doubt that my attempts will be anything close to what you show! I am in awe! Thanks so much for sharing.

pattiginaz said...

WoW!! This is great! I used to live in MN and this reminds me of the northern lights. Definitely stunning!!

Eileen said...

OK, YOU WIN with the coolest card EVER! Such beautiful Northern Lights. What a lot of work and talent went into this card. Such a GREAT blog! I'll be visiting often! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with the stamping world!

kareN stampZ said...

I'm absolutely gob smacked - what a work of art

mjbest said...

Oh my goodness. This card is stunningly gorgeous. I love all of your Northern Lights cards. You are one very talented lady. This is a technique I need to try soon. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent.

Anonymous said...

I don't known how to say in english my impression. Otherwise, WOW WOW ET WOW. Quel talent et imagination.

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