Thursday, May 17, 2012

For Your Inspiration #30

I had so much fun creating a card for this photo inspiration challenge!  I hope you take time to play along as well.  You have until May 30th to link up a card at For Your Inspiration.

Take a look at this gorgeous picture.

I knew right away that I would sponge a similar sky and use some Stampscapes images for my card.

For the background:

  1. I started by brayering the entire glossy cardstock panel with a light yellow ink.  
  2. Then I masked off the sun using a circle punched out from a post-it note.  
  3. Next I sponged Groovy Guava ink all around the panel, being sure to leave some of the yellow showing through.  
  4. After that I used my favorite Stampscape stamp ever, Cloud (cumulus), in a darker orange.  Do you see the fluffy clouds at the top?  That stamp is foolproof I tell you.  
  5. I chose to stamp a few small strip clouds in that darker orange (stamped off once) over the sun.
The die cut sentiment came with a cuttlebug folder called Everyday Greetings.  I've had it for years and don't think I've ever used it.  I am really trying to put some old things to use.  Otherwise, I just feel wasteful.

Be sure to see the gorgeous cards that the rest of the DT made.  They hit it out of the ballpark on this challenge!    Their links are on my sidebar.

Have a wonderful day,

Stamps:   Prickly Branches, Cloud, Cloud Strips
Paper:  white, black, glossy
Ink:  Buttercup, Goldrush (CTMH), Dandelion (memento), Groovy Guava (SU!)
Other:  Everyday Greetings die (provocraft)


Michelle said...

Beautiful, Sara! My eye keeps getting drawn back to your sun and clouds. Great card!

Lynn said...

This is stunning...I love the way you inked it. Absolutely lovely.

PS He made HS show choir...let the insane schedule continue! :)

Christina said...

The sponged sky is incredible, Sara! I love the tree silhouette, too--what a perfect take on the photo.

Joyce said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. The picture and your card remind me of the sunsets in Hawaii. I love how you created that sky and clouds.

Kim said...

Wow, this is just so beautiful! I am in awe of your talent, just incredible.

dstandard said...

This is just beautiful Sara - Going to have to try this background technique - I've never quite conquered painting on my work yet!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a beautiful cloudy sky!! Beautiful take from the inspiration

Mara Campbell said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!! Seriously nothing else I can say...gorgeous!!!

Mara Campbell said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!! Seriously nothing else I can say...gorgeous!!!


Hi Sara, - this is a fabulous scene and a great interpretation of the photo. The clouds are amazing - I must check out that Stampscape stamp!

Have a happy weekend - Sylvia x

Lorraine said...

Hi Sara! I'm trying to catch up on my blog surfing, lol. I love your card! The background looks awesome - thanks for sharing how you created it! Stunning!