Best of 2012 -SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS!
And wow does Mary have a fabulous gallery and I spent quite a bit of time strolling thru the pages. I was really struck by a scenic card she had called Lonesome Bird. I love the greens (my fave!) and the bird, the moon…well I love the whole thing. So I kept those, but I used different images, made a frame around mine and added two punched birds instead of the one stamped bird.
I needed an anniversary card for my hubby, since Monday is our anniversary so I thought Mary’s card would be the perfect one to case. I pulled out a long neglected Stampscapes image for this and after placing a circle mask for the moon, I sponged on the various green inks then stamped the image on top. A few wispy clouds were sponged across the moon and some highlights added to the trees and rocks. The reflected light on the water was done by scribbling a white Distress marker and a white gel pen then going over them w/ a water brush. The white gel pen was also used to add some stronger highlights to the water. The frame was die cut as were the flourish elements, then the punched birds and sentiment were added. The finished card is 6.25 x 4.50.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your week, Mary!
|Stamps: Stampscapes, Michael’s $ stamp (sentiment)|
|Paper: Neenah white, small scrap of black|
|Ink: Ancient Page coal, Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea, Distress Inks mowed lawn, pine needles, evergreen bough|
|Accessories: Spellbinders labels 8, white gel pen, Distress marker picket fence, Cheery Lynn small flourish die, bird punch|