Thursday, June 21, 2012


So I decided maybe if I stamped a summer scene or two summer might magically appear around here.  Let's see if it works ;)  This card is done entirely with masking, sponging, and a little direct to paper, with the exception of the tree, from the new Serene Silhouettes set. 


Stamp sets: Serene Silhouettes, Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: Whisper White, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pumkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: sponges, Basic Black marker, Stampin dimensionals, snail

Begin by masking off the mountains in the foreground with post it notes torn to shape.  Sponge Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, then Cajun Craze.  Using the side of the Early Espresso ink pad, swipe across the mountains in the foreground; this technique is called 'direct to paper'.  Remove masks and mask off the mountains in the distance and sponge with Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso.  To create the sky sponge Cajun Craze along the horizon line, Pumpkin Pie above, blending the colors as you work upwards.  Follow with Daffodil Delight, then Baja Breeze at the top of the sky.  Stamp tree on mountain in the foreground in Basic Black ink.  Add birds with the fine tip of a Basic Black marker. The edges of the scene were lightly sponged with Basic Black ink.

Thanks so much for looking!
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Vicki Fraser said...

Melissa I love your card, and your blog! Thanks for the kind comments on my blog and for following me. I hope we get that stamp set here in Australia come September. I didn't get to convention, so don't know what's in the catty yet :)

KellyRae said...

I LOVE your scene cards. This is amazing. I like the 'cliff' base the tree is growing from.

Carole Bryson said...

OH wow wow wow - how I wish I could brayer like this - your work is stunning !

Thanks for following me xxxxx Cal xxx

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