Thursday, June 16, 2011

For Your Inspiration #8

It's time for another challenge from For Your Inspiration!  Check out this stunning photograph.


I really struggled to do justice to this beautiful picture.  I had a few different ideas and didn't like the way they turned out so I went with my "nearly fail-proof" Stampscapes.  I used 4 different stamps for the scene.

I created a little cove where the crisp, cool water reflected the sky.  It reminded me of the area where we used to live in Arizona.  There are some gorgeous granite rock formations there with lakes tucked in between them.

When I first colored the little lake it looked flat so I tried to "fix" it.  Didn't help:)  In the end, I used my craft knife and cut out the existing lake.  I stamped another scrap with the cloud image and shaded it a bit with colored pencils, then attached it behind the panel.

Be sure to play along with this latest challenge.  You have until June 29th to join us at FYI!







Stamps:  cloud (cumulus), meadow lg., pines & rocks, ledge (all Stampscapes), sentiment -- Men of Life (PTI)
Paper:  Stampers Select White, Blueberry Sky (PTI), green
Ink:  ripe avocado (PTI), Sky Blue (memento), sepia (memories), indian corn blue (CTMH)

17 comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow fabulous creation.

Sue Ann said...

WOW ~~~~~ WOW ~~~~~~~ WOW~~~~~~

Keva said...

This is gorgeous, Sara! That scene looks amazing.

Lillian Child said...

This is so lovely!

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Amy said...

WOW!!!! I don't know how you capture the inspiration photos so well! This is a masterpiece! Just a beautiful piece of art!

Debby said...

I love the serenity of this scene - gorgeous.

Valerie said...

Beautiful take Sara! You've really captured that photo.
(the patterns on my card are patterned paper by American Crafts - thanks for stopping by my blog :)

I'm Renee said...

Stunning!
Absolutely stunning!

Becky said...

This is so beautiful..Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

StephC said...

Wow, absolutely stunning. I just love everything about this. Well done!

christy compton hall said...

Gorgeous! This remind me of a place we go camping in Oregon - it's so peaceful!

Lorraine said...

That's a gorgeous scene you created, Sara! Love the bluges & greens!

Joan B said...

Wow this is fabulous. I tried making scenes a few times and it is harder than it looks. However, you have mastered it. Gorgeous

Lee Anne said...

This is just breathtaking!

Kristin said...

This is stunning! So very impressed and it's just lovely :)

Barb T. said...

Lovely, Sara. As are all the cards you have posted here (and others I have seen). You are so talented.

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm running so behind on commenting on the FYI challenge cards and wanted you to know how much I LOVE this scene! Fabulous masculine card!