Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lakeside Cabin for Michael

Quite a while back I created a Stampscapes card for a friend and my husband loved it.  I thought I would make him one, but change a few elements.  I can't decide if I like the portrait or landscape design better.  You can view my previous card here.

On a piece of glossy 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 Distress Black Soot.  The cabin was done in Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso.  A So Saffron marker was used for the windows.

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.  You can never really see the shimmer in the photo.  The scene was adhered to a piece of Shimmery White and then mounted to a denim card.
I hope you are having a terrific day.  I'm so glad the week is half over - Whoo hoo!!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Lakeside Cabin, Ledge, Pine & Rocks Small, Pine Row, Reeds Large, Water Pattern Small
Paper:  Denim, Shimmery White, Glossy 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 Distress Black Soot; Cabin - Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, So Saffron Marker; ColorBox Frost White
Accessories:  Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint
Techniques:  Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Chris said...

So Lovely , donna! Such a beautiful and serene scene.. wish I was there!

Jennipher said...

your husband will love this!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is lovely, Donna! Like a little painting! He will really love it. xoxo

Rosemary said...

Wow what an amazing card I liked both but this one is spectacular..
Hubby will love it I a sure.....

podso said...

Just beautiful. I need to send my sis this post as she is a stamper too --- I think I like the landscape design better,

Terry said...

Gorgeous card, with so many juicy tidbits. You're a true artist, lady!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Donna.
you have made a great scenery.

greetings karin

janice15 said...

Very sweet, a lovely scene..I'm sure he will just love it..Thank you for your visit with love Janice enjoy your day...

Sandy said...

This truly is serene Donna - thanks for visiting my blog Sugar - I sure appreciate your visit and sweet comment!

SandyK said...

Both are beautiful! I can't decide which I like the best. Great art.

Cynthia said...

This card is so beautiful, I like them both but I think I like this one! This is such a calming picture.


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You are truly a talented Artist. Simply gorgeous!

Debbie said...

They are both just beautiful, but have to agree with Cynthia, It really draws you in.


Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Donna,
that is a very pretty card, and so perfect for a hubby or any fellow for that matter. You did an amazing job on that, it is really beautiful, and I would never think it was stamped.
Amazing! Sure enjoy seeing your work.

Also thanks for coming by and for your sweet comments.

Blessings, Nellie

Chris said...

Beautiful artwork! Love it!

Patty said...

It looks beautiful both ways. I haven't used these techniques. There are so many things to do to make pretty cards, aren't there! I have been exploring making cards with my silhouette machine. There's just not enough time to do all the creative things I want to do!

Becky said...

He should love it Donna, it is stunning.

Dawn said...

A spectacular scene! Gorgeous stamping and colouring.

Hugs, Dawn

sharonssunlitmemories said...

You are clever - and landscape or portrait they are both lovely.

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