View of the Lake FS183

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

Congrats to Vicki, today’s Featured Stamper at SCS! I chose her Beach Vacation to case. I kept the same colors and water scene theme but chose a different stamp set and different layout.

I just love this beautiful lake view scene! The first idea that came to me was sort of a window/frame looking in to the center of the picture and this is pretty much as I pictured it. On water color paper, I black embossed the scene twice and used a paint brush, water and dye reinkers to paint both scenes. I added more color details with markers. I placed a template of  one of the Spellbinders Labels 8 in the center of one scene and traced it with a pencil. I determined which elements to cut around with a craft knife so they would be on the top frame. It was a bit of a challenge and took my out of the box Nestie technique to a new level, lol.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

I cut the 5.5 x 4.25 white card with the largest of the Labels 8 dies and used the in between size to cut the brown mat. I used the end of the die to cut the embossed sentiment. (You can actually see the entire sentiment when viewed from straight on, but this angle cuts some of it off.)


Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always read and much appreciated.

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  • stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations
  • paper: white, dk brown, water color
  • ink: VersaFine onyx, black pigment, , various dye reinkers
  • accessories:  black Permapaque marker, Spellbinders labels 8, black detail embossing powder,  Tombow markers

11 Responses to View of the Lake FS183

  1. ***GASP*** OMGosh Julie, I almost fell off my chair when I saw this!!! Absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!!

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  3. Love the window effect you’ve given this card. It makes it come alive. Almost looks like a photo, very beautiful colors.

  4. Avatar joanne/jojot
    joanne/jojot says:

    Holy Cow…this is too stinkin fabulous…so glad you gave the close up pic so my weak peepers could truly appreciate your work…absolutely stunning…brings a whole new element to this beautiful scene

  5. Avatar Denise (peanutbee)
    Denise (peanutbee) says:

    Definitely a breathtaking image…and you’ve colored it beautifully!

  6. Julie this is AMAZING!!!

  7. This is such a stunning stamp! You’ve done a fabulous job with it!

  8. Julie, I saw this at SCS! It is gorgeous and that technique with this image is just so fabulous! Beautifully done!

  9. Beautiful, your coloring is wonderful and such a calming scene.

  10. How very lovely! Amazing coloring and am so glad to see the close up!

  11. Wow! This looks incredible!