Saturday, November 12, 2011

Migrating Birds


Does anyone recognize this picture?  My inspiration for this scene was the late summer L.L. Bean catalog.  When it arrived in the mail I thought to myself I can try to re-create that.  Well, you can let me know how I did.

I started with a piece of glossy paper and stamped the birds in StazOn Black.  Next, I added a post-it note for the horizon line and sponged the sky in Baja Breeze in a bouncing motion to look like there are clouds.

I tore another post-it note for the water and sponged the field in So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede & Chocolate Chip.  Removed the post-it note and sponged the water in Baja Breeze & Marina Mist with some ColorBox Frost White.

Cattails were added in StazOn Timber Brown.  Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint was applied to the water.

I think I am still missing something the catalog picture was able to capture, but at least this gave me a chance to try something different.


Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Migrating Birds, Cattails 
Paper:  Kraft, Soft Suede, Glossy White
Ink:  Birds - StazOn Black; Sky - Baja Breeze; Field - So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip; Cattails - StazOn Timber Brown, Water - Baja Breeze & Marina Mist with ColorBox Frost White
Accessories:  Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint, Post-It Notes
Techniques:  Sponging

10 comments:

Pam~ said...

Love how you got your inspiration. I did not see the magazine but I absolutely love your card! I need to remember to look at these magazines differently than just seeing what's inside.

A Vintage Green said...

Love your card. Lots of space and movement.
-Joy

The Mama Monkey said...

OH MY GOSH!! HA! I totally have that catalog! Thanks for reminding us we can find inspiration anywhere!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Those birds are great! Love the way you sponged the sky!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna i find it wonderfull, what a lovely and beautiful scenery.
love the soft colors.

greetings karin

Rosemary said...

Think you caught the catalog perfectly. Terrific!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I haven't seen this catalogue but do appreciate the migrating birds theme.
Judith

Becky said...

What a beautiful and tranquil scene.

Cathy Clouston said...

What a beautiful card! You could frame this one as art! :)

gale said...

Beautiful card. I have that catalog and it never occurred to me to use it for inspiration!

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