Hi there! Today I would like to share with you a card that I made for a friend of mine. He and his wife are in my church Renew group, and I have grown fond of them, along w/ everyone else in my group! I will be sad when this program is over! Anyway, he had double bypass surgery recently, and I wanted to send them a card to let them know that I am thinking about them. I don't often do this, but when the mood strikes, I get it done. Plus, I was inspired by the Kitchen Sink Stamps Lighthouse set that I received last week! I wanted to play around with it!
I found that if I inked each part of the lighthouse separately, I could maximize the colors and make it look more realistic!
Here's how I created the scene:
First, I played around w/ color recipes just trying different colors together to see what would work with what.
Ok, once I got that nailed down, I started stamping in their colors, and after stamping a couple lighthouses, I figured out that if I inked just the lighthouse, then inked just the little house, and then inked just the grass, I could get a more realistic look! So, that's what I did here! For the ocean, I used a sponge to make it choppy. To the right of the card, kind of behind the rock, I actually made a mistake, so to cover it up a bit, I added a lot of Frost White ink to make it look like waves were crashing like crazy on that side of the island! Was I successful?!
To create the sky, I sponged that too. I cut out a mask of the lighthouse (one of my practice ones!), and used that as a mask.
Here's the color recipe:
1. Lighthouse, house: Desert Sand; Grass: Peeled Paint
2. Lighthouse: Stormy Sky; House: Gathered Twigs (s.o.); Grass: Mowed Lawn
3. Lighthouse: Faded Jeans; House: Walnut Stain; Grass: Pine Needles
4. Lighthouse: Chipped Sapphire; House: Pearlescent Chocolate; Grass: Olympia Green
1: Toffee Crunch
2: Pearlescent Chocolate
3: Rich Cocoa
4: Onyx Black
Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Pine Needles, &
Chipped Sapphire (Ranger)
Olympia Green, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Pearlescent Chocolate (Brilliance)
Have a wonderful day!