Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Little Amphibian

This scene was easy to create since all the coloring was done with sponges.  I enjoy my sponging ... lol.  On a piece of glossy white paper I stamped the Lakeside Cove image and Ledge in StazOn Stone Gray.  I knew I wanted to create a foggy scene so I stamped these images a shade lighter.

I stamped the Oak Branches, Leaf Springs and Reeds in StazOn Black so they appear to be closer to you in the scene.  The little frog is from a Stampin' Up set called Garden Pleasures.  He was also stamped in StazOn Black.

Next, I stamped Cloud Cumulus in Soft Sky both in the sky and the water so there would be a reflection.  Now for the fun part!

The background was sponged first in Adirondack Juniper in order to coat the paper and make the other colors easier to blend.  I also used Sage Shadow, Adirondack Denim, Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy.  The edges were sponged with Handsome Hunter.

I made sure when sponging to avoid going over my frog as I wanted him to be a different shade of green.  He was colored with an Old Olive marker and Distressed Forest Moss.

To create the fog I used a cotton swab and ColorBox Frost White.  I applied this several times to the scene.  Highlights were added to the branches and reeds with an Inkssentials white gel pen.  I mounted the focal image to a piece of Handsome Hunter then onto an Aqua Marine metallic card.

My husband said it looks like a winter scene, but that really wasn't my intention.  Sometimes we just don't know how things are going to turn out.

Happy stamping my friends!  I hope I have inspired you with my Stampscapes scene.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Lakeside Cove Lg., Ledge, Reeds Lg., Leaf Sprig, Oak Branch, Cloud Cumulus, SU Garden Pleasures
Paper:  Aqua Marine, Handsome Hunter, Glossy White 
Ink:  Images - StazOn Stone Gray, StazOn Black; Clouds - Soft Sky; Background - Adirondack Juniper, Sage Shadow, Adirondack Denim, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Handsome Hunter; Frog - Old Olive Marker & Distressed Forest Moss
Accessories:  ColorBox Frost White, Inkssentials White Gel Pen
Techniques:  Sponging, Masking


Karen W said...

Very nice scene, looks all foggy and quiet!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Mist in the morning. Thats what it makes me think of.

Pam~ said...

You are incredible at creating scenes ... always gorgeous!!! I see winter too and love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is stunning donna, it's really your thing these landscape cards.
it's looking fantastic.

greetings karin

Sherry Kushibab said...

Tell you sweet hubby there is no snow in the trees, it does look like mist in the early morn. Love the little frog, a nice unexpected touch.

Karen said...

Donna, you are such and inspiration. Thanks for sharing your terrific ideas and colours, stamps, etc. used.

Chris said...

Wow! It is an amazing work of art!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

How talented you are, what a wonderful piece of art!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I'm definitely inspired by this card, it's gorgeous. I haven't done much in sponging yet but I like the effect.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Donna,
really impressive pictures. It is like fog in the early morning, or like winter, thats right. Anyway, it looks beautiful.
Best greetings, Johanna

Barb said...

Hi Donna, goodness gracious, you are a talented lady! I love it....just so pretty and so serene.

Barb ♥

Kathy said...

This is quite stunning! It does look wintry - but for the frog! You've done a marvelous job!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Ok Donna, I don't know how you get it to look like that!! It's beautiful!! I tried my hand at this today and it just turned out kinda Ok. I had been itching to try this since first visiting your blog. Any tips??

gale said...

Wow this is so pretty. Love the little frog too.

Rhonda Langley said...

Again-great choice of colors and such a peaceful scene!

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