Before I start today's post, I would like to say a big 'Thank You' to all the kind people who sent their good wishes in reply to my last post, it really meant a lot. I'd also like to thank my wonderful friend Ruth, who sometimes takes a sneaky peak at my blog; for her steadfast friendship and support. Ruth, you're a star :)
I'm very pleased to say that my Husband is so much better now, thanks to the wonder of antibiotics.
I would also like to welcome my new followers: Laura Holland, Princess Nettie, ShazInOz, Barb Williams and LinzAd. Thank you for joining me on my crafting journey :)
Right then, on to business! It's time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge and this time it's my turn to choose a theme. As I was thinking what topic I might use, I looked out of the window and saw the most amazing sunrise and so that was it...... Sunrise/Sunset.
For my own piece, I decided to do a scenic sunset and here it is:
I created the background by masking off the water and the sun and then creating the sunset. Once I was happy with the colours, I then masked off the sky and created the water. I tried to reflect the colours in the sky and then spritzed a clean Ink Duster and dragged it accross to give the water some movement. This tends to work better on silk art card as it doesn't dry quite as quickly as when using matt card. Once again, when I was happy with the water, I then stamped my scene with Versafine Black Onyx ink.
I used the follwing inks to make the background:
- Adirondack - Butterscotch
- Adirondack - Peach Bellini
- Adirondack - Mountain Rose
- Adirondack -Denim
- Memento - Lulu Lavender
- Impress - Old Rose
You don't have to limit yourself to scenic cards, you might want to do something abstract using sunset colours, so the world is your oyster. Get out your stamps and inks and let's see what you create. Please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images, just good old fashioned stamping.
We are, as always, sponsored by Leo over at Flonz Craft and one lucky random winner will recieve a $20 vouscher to be used online. There will also be a Top 3 spotlight, chosen by the Design Team, so I'd really love you to join me in this challenge and I look forward to seeing your amazing works of art.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges: