Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Stream in the Woods

There is something so serene and beautiful about the woods - the sound of scurrying critters and the trickle of water.  While walking in the woods there is such a sense of freedom and no one is there to judge you.  I have envisioned a steam in the woods for a while now and finally got the chance to make this Stampscapes card.

On a piece of glossy white paper I stamped the waterside bluff left & right in StazOn Green then stamped the trees in StazOn Timber Brown.  The trunks were colored with Early Espresso and ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown.  Next, I colored the rocks with Basic Gray & Distress Forest Moss.

The grass was sponged in Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green and Distress Forest Moss.  I stamped some tall grass in Always Artichoke.

Water was colored in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay, and Night of Navy.  I then added a tiny bit of Creamy Caramel and Kiwi Kiss.  It is hard to believe I used so many colors, but when it comes to blending I like to start with a light color palette and work from there.  The sky was done in Bashful Blue.  Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint was added to the water.

The scene was adhered to a piece of Early Espresso and mounted to a light green card. 

Wishing you a peaceful and relaxing weekend!
Stamps:  Stampscapes Waterside Bluff Left & Right, Tree Trunk Trio, Tall Grass Small
Paper:  Fresh Leaf Bark, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Glossy White
Ink:  Bluff - StazOn Olive Green; Trees - StazOn Timber Brown with Early Espresso and ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown; Grass - Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Distress Forest Moss; Rocks - Basic Gray and Distress Forest Moss; Sky - Bashful Blue; Water - Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Marina Mist, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint, Post-it Note
Techniques:  Sponging, Masking
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Our photos said...

Have a nice day! RW & SK

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very beautiful and serene card Donna.

greetings karin

Terry said...

I love your landscape cards, Donna. They're absolutely beautiful, and serene. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Lisa Gordon said...

I love the simplicity and peacefulness of this one, Donna.

Happy Sunday to you!

Cynthia said...

Great card Donna, love the sound of water in the woods. The animals scurrying around the woods not too much. Beautiful card.


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So pretty, Donna - hard to believe it is a stamp! Love those woodland walks! Hugs xoxo

Beth said...

Your card is gorgeous! I really love it, Donna.

Ellen Whyte said...

Wow, Donna, who's judging? Well, except to say that we like your work!

Maria said...

It's so detailed!

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