Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sedge Banks


This scenic card was created with only four stamps.  On a piece of glossy white paper I stamped the Sedge Banks and Oaks in Mist in StazOn Olive Green.  The loon was stamped in StazOn Black.

The water was sponged in Bordering Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue and Night of Navy (leaving some portions white).

Grassy areas were sponged in Green Galore, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Distressed Forest Moss, Handsome Hunter and Chocolate Chip.

Because there was so much blue for the water, I didn't want a blue sky so I sponged Barely Banana, So Saffron, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink.

ColorBox Frost White was applied to the water to lighten a few areas followed by Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint. 


The inside was stamped with a retirement sentiment and given to a co-worker.  I'm linking with the following blog parties:
 
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Sedge Bank Left, Sedge Bank Right, Oaks in Mist, Loon with Reflection
Paper:  Factory Green, Garden Green, Glossy White
Ink:  Banks - StazOn Olive Green, Loon - StazOn Black; Water - Bordering Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Night of Navy; Grass - Green Galore, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Distressed Forest Moss, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip; Sky - Barely Banana, So Saffron, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink; ColorBox Frost White
Accessories:  Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint
Techniques:  Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

22 comments:

Donna said...

Donna ~

Breathtakingly beautiful!! Wow, are you talented!

Blessings for a grand weekend,
Donna

KER said...

as always i am in awe of your talent...i can never seem to get my sponging to blend as well nor can i get a scene to come together so perfectly...i am content to admire though...absolutely beautiful Donna

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna this is gorgeous.
I have mist these cards from you the landscapes.

greetings karin

Sharon's Sunlit Memories said...

This is really beautiful Donna - you are incredibly talented. The colours you have chosen are gorgeous and I just loved reading the names - Handsome Hunter Hmmm - I think that was the best one. A lovely peaceful scene.

Rhonda Langley said...

I love how you blend all those colors together! So very talented!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love how the grass came out, it looks so real.

Rosemary said...

Donna Fantastic card thanks for all the info ....

Cheryl said...

Wow Donna! This is a masterpiece! This is gorgeous! I hope you plan on framing this little gem. Love the color you used for the sky. It feels like a warms sunny morning to me.

Katherines Corner said...

It's absolutely beautiful Donna. xo

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is ever breath taking! What a work of art in a small paper form ... Such rich colors and beautiful scene you've made here. I instantly went straight to thoughts of Versailles when we visited France (Paris) and sat on the grass overlooking the water. Beautiful!!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Simply stunning - saw the thumbnail on MIM and came in for a closer look. Glad I did!

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colours and the fact that this scene only used four stamps.
I saw this on MIM and had to have a closer look.
Nikki x

Rene said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Loz said...

Hello Donna. This is a very Beautiful card. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Dagmar said...

Hello Donna, your card is stunning, i saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look. This is a really WOW-Card, with only 4 stamps, WOW.
Hugs Dagmar

Karen W said...

Beautiful scene Donna. I'm hosting a big scenic stamping this week for our group, 21 will stamp our hearts out this week. Kevin is coming from Stampscapes so it's always fun to have him here.

Eric and Karen said...

Breathtaking Donna! Absolutely love it!

NancyD said...

I Saw this really wonderful card on MIM. You should consider entering one of scenic cards on Craft a Scene in the future. Love the scene and your explanation of how you made it too. NancyD

Ginny Getty said...

Stunning piece Donna! I saw it on MIM...
~ginny

Michelle said...

Beautiful scene you have greated Donna. The colour of the sky looks amazing.


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

Michelle :o)

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Faye's Paper Passion said...

Such a Beautiful card. I saw this on Make-it-Monday. Faye

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the tranquil scene you created.


~Cheryl~

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