Friday, 15 October 2021

Landscape Photo Tutorial

Here is the latest card that I've made using the brand new stamps and stencils by Crafty Individuals.  If you would like to see how this card was made and perhaps try something similar yourself, then I've added a photo tutorial below to show you how.  Here's my finished card:

1). Using a blending brush or blending tool, lay down some background colour.  I roughly placed the yellow where I want my sun to be.

2). Place one of the round CI stencils where you want the sun to be, then brush over it again with your blending brush or tool, this will increase the depth of the colour on your scene

3). Place a sheet of copy paper where you want the water to be.  I usually make mine the bottom third of the card.  Brush over from side to side, but try to use a little less pressure where the reflection from the sun would be

4). If using a brush, then spritz it with water and drag it across the water.  This will give the water a sense of movement.  Make sure that you mask with your copy paper first to avoid it smudging the rest of your scene

5).  I wasn't happy with the colour of my water at this stage, so I decided to make it darker by adding some dark blue ink.  If you do the same, then don't forget to blend some of the same colour at the top of the sence too

6). Place your copy paper at the top edge of the water and use the CI stencil to create some mountains in the background.  Take care to keep everything still at this point and build up the colour gradually

7). I used the same technique here as on step 6 to give the scene a little more balance.  You can always add more or less mountains in the background depending on the size of card that you're using

8). Time now to use the hanging branch from CI-583.  This is such a useful stamp and will be one that you'll use time and time again

9). As you can see here, I've stamped the branch one way, then turned it around to give a completely different look at the left hand side

10). It's really important that your ink is completely dry, so I stamped the branches using VersaFine, then heat embossed it with a clear embossing powder.  Once it's dry, then you need to blend around the edges which will then start to frame the scene.  I did mine first with purple, then with the dark blue

11).  Now it's time to start adding some botanical stamps into the foreground.  Think carefully at this point about the balance and framing.  You can see on this picture how I start with the taller stamps at either side of my scene

12). I used stamps from CI-584 and CI-585 to do this.  I also stamped a few in purple to add a little contrast

13). Once again, ensure that your stamps are completely dry before blending again with the dark blue ink.  Next, I used a Posca pen to highlight the botanical stamps

14). I used the CI landscape stencil to add the birds to my scene.  It's absolutely fine just to use a blending tool to do this but as I wanted mine to be a little darker, I went over them with a fine liner. The sentiment that I've used is from CI-583.   When this was done, I then mounted my scene onto some black card.

15).  As I had used lots of purple in my scene, I decided to mount the card again onto so purple card before finally adding it to my white base card.  My finished card is 8 x 8.  

All of the stamps and stencils that I've used for this tutorial are available from Crafty Individuals at:


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sandra and fab tutorial thanks

gr karin

Linby said...

It's so beautiful as always. Thanks for the tutorial - hope to give it a go.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning scene Sandra and a great tutorial on how you made it too. Thanks for shareing with us.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Sandra and thank you for sharing your technique…will give it a go.


Viv said...

Gorgeous card and a great tute Queen of Scene! x

Carole said...

Super stunning card and thank you for taking the time to share your expertise with the tutorial...brilliant xx

Magic Maggie said...

Right...I think I've got it - will be having a play over the weekend. I really appreciate the step by steps as it helps to show how much work goes into every bit of art you do.
Hope you are well.
Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)
PS - on the subject of Brushos, on the front of my brusho box I have this:-WET to drop in: DRY for random - I like to have these little reminders dotted about the place.

cuilliesocks said...

A stunning scene Sandra, I love it and the colours are fabulous, Kate x

Lorraine said...

What a stunner - I absolutely LOVE it. Beautiful stamping and colours.
Lorraine x

Pat said...

Real intensity of colour and contrast with the purple and blue and then the bright and sunny look of the sky with the glow of the sun. Beautiful and so full of atmosphere Sandra. Thank you for the great step by step too. x

cotnob said...

This is stunning Sandra, you have created a wonderful scene, I love the colours - actually, I love everything about it. Thank you for the tutorial.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Fabulous tutorial and stunning card Sandra.
Pam x

Mac Mable said...

I so enjoyed reading the post and your step by steps Sandra. What an atmospheric and stunning card. Thankyou for all the inspiration Sandra x.

crafty-stamper said...

Not sure how I missed this fabulous card love the scene you created and silhouette stamps,thank you for the step by step too
Carol x

Mrs A. said...

What a beautiful restful scene you have created. Thankyou for the easy tutorial showing how you built up your scene. I do have quiet a few of their lovely stamps but some of these are new to me so must investigate further! I feel a shop coming on. Hugs Mrs A.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

WOW!!! Not only an amazing card, but also an amazing tutorial!!! Thanks so very much! I always love your scenic cards!!
I apologize if in this period I can not visit your blogs to admire your beautiful works, but my life at the moment is very busy and complicated. I hope I can make up for it and leave all lost comments for everyone, but if not, please excuse me in advance.

Sarn said...

Fabulous tutorial - THANK YOU - I struggle so much with making scenic cards this is really helpful.
BEAUTIFUL Card Sandra.

Hugs, Sarn xxx