Thursday, 26 December 2013
Trees and Mountains
I've been enjoying the Holidays and just being home with hubby, relaxing and crafting! This is a card I ended up giving to my husband because he liked it a lot -he said it reminds him of woods somewhere in Asia where the leafy trees are surrounded by mountains... I think I accidentally created a scene from the land of the rising sun! :) I hope you have all had wonderful times during Holidays and you have been able to craft and chill out. We all need it!
I created the scene by stamping with Tree Silhouette Stamps by STAMPlorations and using die cuts from Crimson Clouds as masks, I've received the die cuts as a prize from a card making challenge already a while ago. My card is highly influence by Heather Telford who I think is the queen of creating beautiful sponged and stamped scenes. If you don't know her blog, do check it out, her cards are very artistic and inspiring.
I masked the mountains, the "snowy trees" and the sun first and after that was all sponged, I stamped my trees using only one green ink but "many generations" of inking. This is my first attempt on creating a scene like this and I loved making it -the version that made it to the card is maybe my 4th or 5th attempt, I learned a lot on the way. I sponged with Distress Inks and stamped with Memento. I'd love to get some feedback on how to make a scene like this even more realistic -I think the size of the sun is a bit out of proportion and the sponged snowy trees furthest away are also a bit too big -but I thought they could be interpreted as very sharp mountain tops as well. :)
I'd like to enter:
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I hope you liked my scenic card! Thanks for popping by!