Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lakeside Cabin for Veronica


I am eager to show you a card I created for my friend Veronica's birthday.  I've been wanting to make her a Stampscapes card.  This layout was inspired by Kevin Nakagawa from Stampscapes.  I love the peace and tranquility of this card.  I can just picture myself in this cabin reading a book or listening to soothing, relaxing music.

On a piece of glossy white paper I stamped the Lakeside Cabin and Ledge in StazOn Stone Gray.  Next, I masked off the rocks and around the cabin and stamped the trees in StazOn Olive Green.  With a cotton swab, I added some Old Olive and Always Artichoke to the trees for some color variation.  The reeds were stamped in StazOn Black to create depth.

The water and sky were sponged in Bordering Blue, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Adirondack Denim and Night of Navy (leaving some portions white).  Rocks were colored with Basic Gray and Distressed Black Soot.  Originally, I was going to leave the cabin as is, but decided to color it with Chocolate Chip.  I added some Early Espresso to the roof.  The windows were done with a So Saffron marker.


Now the fun stuff!  I applied ColorBox Frost White to the rocks and a little to the water.  After letting everything dry I stamped the water pattern in Bordering Blue (stamping off once on scrap paper first), then applied Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint.  Unfortunately, you can't see it in the photo but it makes the water glisten.  The scene was adhered to a piece of Night of Navy and then mounted to a Bashful Blue card.


The inside sentiment by PSX was inked in VersaMark then Marina Mist and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  The trees inside were also done in StazOn Olive Green.


Wishing you happiness today and always Veronica.  Happy Birthday to you!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Lakeside Cabin, Ledge, Pine & Rocks Small, Pine Row, Reeds Large, Water Pattern Small, PSX Sentiment
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Glossy White, Whisper White
Ink:  Lakeside Cabin & Ledge - StazOn Stone Gray; Pine & Rocks and Pine Row - StazOn Olive Green, Reeds - StazOn Black; Water & Sky - Sponged in Bordering Blue, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Adirondack Denim, Night of Navy; Water Pattern - Bordering Blue; Trees - Old Olive & Always Artichoke; Rocks - Basic Gray and Distressed Black Soot; Cabin - Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, So Saffron Marker; ColorBox Frost White; Inside Sentiment - Marina Mist with Clear EP
Accessories:  Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Donna your cards are awesome!!!! The way you put these scenes together amazes me. I wish I could sponge and blend like you.

Terry

Il calesse said...

Incantata! che bel regalo!
Ciao

Bea said...

Very nice Donna!!!

Pam~ said...

Oh, Donna, this is breathtaking! Wow, wow, wow! I would love to rent that cabin with a gorgeous view!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

OH my! I'm so impressed with your skills! I don't understand your details since I don't do this kind of art work, but it looks marvelous! What a lucky person to receive this card!
That cabin does evoke a lot of thoughts of warmth, coziness, and relaxation doesn't it!

Rosemary said...

Donna this card is fantastic

Helen said...

Wow, what a fabulous card! it looks like painting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Becky said...

wow, this is beautiful Donna..It does look like a painting..

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful card; I LOVE Stampscapes. Thanks for sharing.

KER said...

omgorgeous!...i love your scenes...i want to have tea with you in that cabin...

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card donna, love this scene and I love to listen to that radio to in that cabin or read a book.

greetings karin

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful card. Your friend will love it.

Eric and Karen said...

Another absolutely beautiful card Donna.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I love Stampscapes cards. I does look very tranquil. Nice card.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Oops. I meant "It does look very tranquil"

SandyK said...

Beautiful scenic card.

Brenda said...

WOW! Stamping does make a very beautiful card. The technique seems to be a more "hurried" way of creating. I guess I am behind the times. I didn't know there was such a thing...VERY BEAUTIFULLY DONE!
ANYONE would be pleased to receive a card like this. You have made it very special for your dear friend. A card like this can be cherished for many years.
Thanks for sharing how you did this. PERFECT!
Brenda

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks also for sharing how you did it! Love your blog, too!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is the most enchanting card I've ever seen - breath-taking! I'm sure it will be much loved, it's just gorgeous!

Rhonda Langley said...

Breathtaking! Love the water & wish I could see the sparkle better! I love Shimmer Paint.

Victoria said...

Beautiful job Donna!

Cheryl said...

Donna, Wow! Your card is gorgeous. I felt as though I was standing right there at the shoreline.

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow this is an absolute work of art! Stunning! So glad I saw you on MIM!!
Nat -x-

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Stunning card and colouring Donna. Saw this beauty on MIM. faye

Michelle said...

Hi Donna

Wow, this scene just looks amazing! You have really created a sense of depth. The subtle reflections on the water looks so realistic.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Karin said...

WOW, I love you coloring :-) It`s stunning!!!
Saw your art at MIM.
Hugs from Karin

Lisa M said...

That is just amazing! When can I move in???
You have incredible mad skills for this technique of stamping. What a pleasure to admire this card. :)


Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!

Lisa xx

Loz said...

Absolutely Beautiful card and scene Donna. Saw this on MIM. Loz

Tammy said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous Donna! Such a beautiful scene! Love this! So glad I saw you on MIM!!
Hugs, Tammy

Janet said...

Wow what fabulous cards. So glad I saw you on MIM
Janet
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/21-today-again.html

Riette said...

This is amazing!! It's so well put together and the coloring and shading is fantastic. Saw you on MIM!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a beautiful card! I caught my eye on MIM. You are very talented!!!

Pia S said...

Saw this on MIM. This is real artwork! Impressive colouring!

Peggysue said...

Stopped by from MIM. All I can say is WOW. Thanks for the detail explanation of how you did this card, as I was curious as to how to do something like this. You did a beautiful job.

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