Saturday, April 27, 2013

OLW #137 Makeover

This was such a fun challenge over at Snippets: the challenge was Makeover. You were to  remake one of your card designs you already made. I decided to makeover my Dudes card. I just love this image. I decided to add a camper to my VW van~Enjoy!
Inkadinkado Stamps
Stazon Ink
prisma watercolor pencils

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sm. Eagle

This is another scene from my box of unfinished projects. The background was all stamped out with green, brown and blue ink. It was so dull and blah! Makes me wonder what I was thinking at that time. 
Prisma pencils and distress markers were added to the scene for more of a visual interest. The scene was then blended with an Aqua brush. The foreground was added with Stazon Jet Black ink. I finally had a scene to add the new Stampscapes Eagle stamp. I have to admit, I find fixing these old scenes very relaxing.
I wish you a warm and sunny weekend~ENJOY! 

Stampscapes Stamps
white gel pen
Distress ink and markers
Aqua brush
Scrap cardstock

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sail Away

 I pulled out this scene out of my box of unfinished scenes and decide to have another go of it. The original scene was made from plain cardstock and stamped in black, blue and brown ink. I decided to spice up the shore with multi colors just like the stones found along the shoreline. The larger rocks were colored with various colors and defined with a fine black marker. Yellow and orange was added to the blue sky.  A white gel pen was added to the water, shore and around the rocks. The reeds are defined with a dark brown color. One down and too many more to finished~ ENJOY!

I forgot to mention that instead of re inking the scene, I used prisma watercolor pencils and fine tip pens. It was so much easier to add depth and change the perspective of the scene.
~Stampscapes Rubber Stamps

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

For Your Inspiration #44

I love sunset/sunrise. It is  just so peaceful and relaxing to see. I would say it is the most beautiful experience in nature. My husband and I got up early one morning (my idea).....he was so sweet to make coffee while I got blankets and the camera to watch the sunrise over the lake. It was so peaceful watching the swans and ducks  head out into the water. As light was coming through the darkness it became so.....spiritual. I can't explain it! I felt as if  we were watching the world waking from it's slumber. It was so majestic that it left such a lasting impression. I don't ever get tired of watching the sunset or rise everyday or take it for granted.
This is the photo from For Your Inspiration challenge and my inspiration was most definitely the colors.I decided to go with a peaceful water scene. It could be a start of a day or the end. I guess it  depends how you interpret it...I'm not picky. The background was made with layering alcohol ink from Ranger. I used Stampscape stamps to create the image. I am not sure how I am going to use this card. I do have some sympathy cards to send out and thank you cards too. That is what I love best about making scenes there is no definite direction or gender that they are geared towards. Have a great day and smile~ENJOY!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Down on the Farm

This was a photoscape that I stamped and painted with distress re inkers over a year ago. I didn't like the green on the pine trees, it didn't match the whole scene.  I decided to cut  the scene in half for 2 separate scenes. I am happy how the scene worked out . The scene was stamped with Stampscape Stamps. 

Here is the original photo that I used to make the scene. This is one of my favorite night scenes. I was trying to take a photo of the bright moon but the flash hit the window. I was going to delete it but loved  the texture and depth of the clouds. There are no mistakes in art just creative opportunities~ENJOY!
I am sharing this scene with Craft A Scene: Down on the Farm

Thursday, April 11, 2013

For Your Inspiration #43

I love the photo at For Your Inspiration. The shape of the towers and the sequence of the towers reminded me of a Swarovski Crystal bracelet, I made at my friend's beading store. 
This photo inspired me to recreate another bracelet using the same pattern which matched the photo. The building has 3 small towers and 1 large tower and the bracelet has 3 small crystals and 1 large crystal.
I used blues, pinks, purples and clear Swarovski Crystals to recreate the color tones from the sky.   
 I guess this photo really inspired me all around. The colors of the sky, the shape and  sequence of the towers. Wow! I went deep on this challenge. But in the end, I have a new bracelet in gorgeous colors. The real difficulty was trying to capture the brilliance and sparkle of the bracelet~ENJOY!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Horizons at Sunset

Here are a few more scenes that were created during Saturday's Stamp Therapy Session~ENJOY!

These are photos that were taken during the final stages of the sunset. The photos were taken about 15 minutes apart from each other to show the drastic changes in color and depth of the sky. 
Both Cards are made with Archivers Black Ink and glossy photos.

This picture was taken to captured the tree line in the bottom.This is a simple photoscape that doesn't require much stamping or details because it is a low horizon with all the details in the sky.  Stampscapes :Leafless Limbs,Geese in Flight and Sentiment 

 I made this scene with a high horizon in mind. More stamps were added to put the focus in the middle and bottom sections to even out the scene.  Stampscapes: Ledge, Bear, Reeds, Pine Tree and Ducks in Formation 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Black and White Inspirations

Today I was so inspired that I spent all day in my craftroom for Stamp Therapy. I made 13 scenic scenes today.  Here are just a few:             

This is a black and white photo that I took last week. The ice was breaking up from the lake gave me the inspiration for this scene in black and white. 
This is a composition I created for my first Craft A Scene Challenge. I recreated the scene again just with vellum and black ink. It really gives you a different perspective. I really love the absence of color.

Here is another composition I created with vellum and black ink

This is my scene I created for the challenge at Craft A Scene called Down On The Farm.
The scene is created with Stampscapes stamps and the geese are from Art impression.
My goal was to make a simplistic and clean scene with the absence of color. I really love how black and white images emphasises the depth, contrast and shadows in the images. You can really appreciate the details in the stamps~Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Simple and Quick One Layer Cards

My inspiration for the flower cards were the Hyacinth flowers sitting on my table. I don't have a Hyacinth stamp but found a stamp set that I have never used. No info on stamp as it was not in package when I bought it clearanced.
The Challenge at One Layer Wednesday is to use three of something on your one layer card. Well I went crazy this morning and made many cards.Then I started making collage cards and having fun with the stamps and ink.

3 INKs: Watermelon Adirondack and Black Soot/ Raspberry Distress Ink
3 STAMPS: lg/sm Flower-unknown and Sentiment- Studio 112
3 STICKLES: Diamond, Christmas Red and Green
Masked off card for sentiment

More Threesome Cards
Same ink as above same stamps with the exception of Flourish:Inkadinkado
and added Yellow Stickles to one card instead of Red.

This card below is just one of the collage cards I made.

Stamps:Lg/Sm Flower-unknown, Flourish-Inkadinkado Sentiment: Studio 112
Ink: Distress Raspberry, Forest Moss and Black Soot
Stickles: Diamond, Christmas Red and Green

I made about 10 of these cards for all occasions. They are quick, simple and best of all sparkly. 
Have a great week~Enjoy!