Saturday, January 28, 2012

On your birthday scenery card

Another scenery card as I need another masculine birthday card. I am not so sure about the sky but I got good comments from my dh, who always tells me honestly what he thinks, I don't always agree but that is okay, right, LOL!
I stamped the pines and rocks Stampscapes 267 E, three times on glossy cardstock and added the rocks on the bottom,295 C. Then I got my stipple brushes and started with the sky.
Here are the colours I used: Tim Holtz (TH) spun sugar, Stampinup (SU) summer sun, TH dried marigold, SU baja breeze, TH black soot, maybe this is a bit too black?
Then I stamped some water with Stampscapes (SC) 231 C, with SU not quite navy and stippled some SU pacific point, SU not quite navy and SU basic grey on.
Every time I put on a colour, I will dry it with my heat gun for a couple of seconds, this way the colours don't mud together.
The stones have a bit of TH old paper, TH frayed burlap and SU chocolate chip.
I wasn't gonna colour the trees as it is getting dark, but I still thought it needed some, so I added a bit of SU handsome hunter.
At last I stamped the birds, SC 302 A and the reeds, SC 067 B.
I sprayed on some acrylic sealer from Americana, have had this forever.
Sentiment is from Just Rite. I matted the image on black, put it on a piece of kraft, ripped and inked the bottom, some scored lines and put it on a black base.
Sometimes after the scene is done, I don't know how to finish the card, feels like I do the same thing over and over, but then, I think, it doesn't need much any more, any thoughts, please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

10 comments:

NancyD said...

Wow! I think this card is fabulous! I love the sky and how you colored the rocks. My rocks never seem to turn out. NancyD

Sheree said...

Fabulous Anja! I really love this scene and your DH is right... the colouring is bang on!
The effect you achieved on your sky is fantastic along with the colours on your rocks..well done!
Hugs,
Sheree

Anonymous said...

Leuke kaart, maar goeie grutten, wat een werk elke keer!!! Groetjes, Ingrid

Mieke'S said...

Ik vind het een prachtige kaart!
En zeg zelf...je legt er toch altijd iets van jezelf in...dat maakt het zo speciaal!...Toch?
Groetjes Mieke'S

Victoria said...

This is gorgeous! I agree that the completed scene doesn't need much else. I think that the ripped edge and embossed lines are fabulous. A wonderful technique that I've seen recently is die cutting a negative from the card and then offsetting the positive slightly - it was on this wonderful lady's blog and I've linked to a post with the technique http://a-consuming-passion.blogspot.com/2012/01/fanciful-flowers.html Maybe this could work as a subtle feature beneath a scene?

jannie said...

anja you did it again~~~Fantastic!!

Quilting with Jannette said...

I can't see a thing that I'd change on that card - just wish my Stampscapes cards looked so good. I never remember how to create depth and shading... Your's looks so lifelike!

Reflections from Granny said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, I really like those colors blended into the scene. Just gorgeous!

Hugs, Lori m

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just love this one Anja great card like the way you did the bit at the bottom! Shaz in oz.x

joyce said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are becoming quite and artist!