Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sunset on the River

I love coloring. I made this card just so I could color. It started by taking one stamp from Stampscene #4, and moving it around the paper. The top tree line shows two stamped images side by side and the bottom I just showed the top of the stamp. To add depth to the image, I stamped the top row of trees using Walnut Stain Distree ink. The bottom stamps were done using Òld Olive. I think this worked, what do you think?

I had great fun coloring this image. I used my beloved prismacolored pencils to add dimension after first using SU inks to create the base image. For inks I used taken with teal, not quite navy, More mustard, so saffron and pretty in pink. I love the way you can use the colored pencils over the ink to add depth and enhance the color. I have not got the markers yet but you can also use pencils over the markers. My beloved colored pencils are so very versatile...give them a shot.

I added a piece of ribbon from the $bin at Michaels that would mimic the dots from the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder used on the base. This is my favorite BG on a card. I touched the gold ink pad across the top so all the dots are touched with gold.

I added a Thinking of You oval at the bottom but I can change it to anything if needed. I used repositional sticker so I can change it in the future.

Off to look for a fireplace for my son`s apartment so wish me luck.
Talk later


Shirley said...

I love what you did with the background colors. It makes it so mystical and so pretty. A really beautiful card!

Heather said...

Wow - what a beautiful card! You've done such a wonderful job colouring it!