Thursday, June 2, 2016

Masculine Wetlands - Ocean OR Lake Scene??

This sponged beach scene is not my original idea, but I've seen so many of these type of cards using the Wetlands stamp set, that I don't know who to give credit to! :)

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I started by masking off the top and bottom of front panel with hand-torn scrap papers. I started sponging the inks from each torn edge toward the center, where they blended together just a little. Then I masked off a straight edge just above all the 'sand' color to make a water horizon line, using the same lighter blue in several layers. I then sponged in the darker blue at the top. With the bottom mask in place, I stamped the tall grasses, before removing the mask to stamp the sentiment. Last of all. I stamped the birds stomping around in the shallows! Then I attached the card front to a green pearlescent card base.

I was going for an ocean meets sky horizon, but with the much darker blue and the way I tore my top mask, it looks more like a misty lake with mountains off in the distance! I like how it turned out.  

On the inside, I stamped-off twice (3rd generation) for the lighter image, inked around the edges and left the rest blank for a personal note.

Stamp set - Stampin' Up! Wetlands
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Black
CTMH card stock - White Daisy

What do you think? Ocean with sky or lake with mountains?


Lindsay A said...

I jumped over here from Splitcoast to see how you made this card. I LOVE your idea of masking with torn paper! It gives your card such an amazing look!! Great sponging too!!!

Paula said...

Lindsay A.... thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for your sweet comment :)

Nancy Stislow said...

Love this! I've had that stamp set for a while and could never make anything from it. After two years of trying, I sold it. Love the torn mask for white space and the effect of the mountains and the lake. This is SO beautifully done!

Paula said...

Thank you so much Nancy Stislow. That means a lot to me. :)

Jeannie said...

Hi Paula! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, for all of your kinds words, and I'm so glad you found me! I've been checking out all of your beautiful work here too and I'm seeing some awesome things. I do hope you will join in the fun of my challenges soon :)

Take care!

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Cheryl Even said...

This may not be an original idea with you, but I love your adaptation of it! Thanks for giving a step-by-step of how you created the card. I've saved it to Pinterest so I can come back and CASE it. Hope that's okay!

Paula said...

Thanks Cheryl, and CASE away :)

Kerri said...

Gorgeous card love it!!

Paula said...

Thanks Kerri... you're so sweet :)

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