Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunset Birthday

Hello and welcome back!  Inspiration struck once again between the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and this week's color challenge at Paper Players, which I used to make a card for the upcoming birthday of a nephew.

When I saw both challenges, a sunset scene immediately came to mind.  I decided to use one of my favorite stamps, Sail Away, which is perfect for the type of scene I was envisioning.

The main image started out with the sail boat stamped in Archival Basic Black.  I punched the sticky part of a Post It Note with a 3/4" circle just short of the full circle for the sun, then masked the horizon and the sails before sponging the sky.  I started with So Saffron, the worked the sponge with Tangelo Twist from the mask line up the sky line, leaving a golden glow at the outer part of the scene.

A mask was then placed over the sky portion and Lost Lagoon was sponged to create the water.  I tried to keep the dark water to the outer parts with the portion in front of the sun lighter then the rest.

The sketch calls for cutting off the left side of the circle but I decided to alter it for this scene and instead kept the full circle and made the card skinnier (3 3/4" x 5 1/2") so it could still keep within the standard A2 size.

Well, that's it then.  So glad you visited and would love to hear from you if you have time to leave a comment.  Do use the links above to enjoy the amazing inspiration and also play along with the challenges, as there's still time.

Thank you for visiting and I hope the remainder of your week is nothing short of fabulous!



Product details: 
Stamps:  Sail Away, Small Phrases (Verve)
Paper:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, So Saffron, Archival Basic Black
Other:  Circle Collection framelit, Cloudy Day TIEF, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin ribbon


Jodi McKinney said...

beautiful card Stef!! I love the way you used the colors in the paper players challenge to create the sunset scene for your sailboat! thanks for joining us this week and sharing your creative talent with the paper players!

Nance Leedy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Stef! Love the bold mask of Tangelo--it really pops against the Lost Lagoon. A perfect use for these colors. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

joyfuljan said...

Gorgeous card!! TFS the directions of how you did the beautiful sunset. I hope to try casing for an upcoming birthday card. Blessings!

Mac Mable said...

How clever and creative to combine these two challenges with this gorgeous card. Love the colours, the theme and the layout....just beautiful!

Joanne James said...

Stef that sunset is gorgeous - a great way to showcase this week's colours. Love the panel of embossed clouds behind too. Thanks for joining my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Anonymous said...

Love this card! I shouldn't be surprised at that because I seem to love your style-- I've subscribed to your site here for quite awhile. I just didn't know your SCS "handle." TFS