Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tangelo Dawn

Hi there and happy Saturday!  The card I have to share today uses the Global Design Project color challenge and the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

The color challenge was just that, but I decided to use it to create a scene with the sky a blazing orange just before dawn, fully embracing the bright colors in this challenge!  For the sketch, I substituted a rectangle for the circle and added a little tab with the sentiment.

The scene from In the Meadow was stamped in Archival Basic Black on watercolor paper, then water colored using an Aqua Painter and ink pads in the challenge colors.  I started at the top of the sky with the darkest amount of ink on the brush, then worked my way down towards the mountain tops, using more water from the pen to lighten the color, trying to capture the look of some pre-dawn mornings I've seen while camping, with artistic license of course!!

Once the scene was complete and dry, it was trimmed and adhered to a slightly larger piece of retired Core'dinations Early Espresso card.  I still like using it because of the texture (here's wishing Stampin' Up! would bring back textured card stock!!). The striped Bermuda Bay designer series paper was laid down on the Early Espresso base, topped with a horizontal strip of embossed Tangelo Twist, then wrapped with Linen Thread and finally topped with the water colored piece.

Well, that's it for tonight.  Thanks for the visit and do be sure to use the links above to the challenge blogs and check out all the amazing inspiration. I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!



Product detail
Stamps:  In the Meadow, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Watercolor, Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso and Core'dinations Early Espresso, Brights dsp stack
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso
Other:  Antique Brad, Aqua Painter, Boho Chic Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Decorative Label punch


Dawn Tidd said...

This is a gorgeous card, Stef! Your water colored sunrise is stunning and I think the colors are perfect. Love the Bermuda Bay diagonals used too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week and for using my sketch!

Brian King said...

Stef - This is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! The way you've painted this sky is amazing! What a wonderful showcase of this lovely scene on this stamp. Great card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project color challenge.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! absolutely beautiful card! Love the colors and watercoloring!

Paula Dobson said...

I'm so glad you went BOLD, because the effect was well worth it. A stunning card Stef!! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

Joan V said...

Wow, love this card.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow what a beautiful scene you created! Love the vibrant colors! Just gorgeous! Glad you shared it at PPA!

tonilea said...

Such a different take on the In the Meadow set. Would love to see a video of you creating this card.
Thanks for sharing