This card is for friends who are leaving on a missionary assignment, we don't know their destination yet, so I made a general scenic landscape inspired by this path here: http://designarchives.aiga.org/#/ent...-valkenburgh/1 .
After stamping the curvy road, I sponged the background colors in, then stamped the autumn trees. Sponged more colors on the tree foliage areas. I spritzed some water (Central Theme & MIX64 challenges) onto the sky, tree foliage and path to vary color intensity. I used a little dots stamp for the tree leaves (TLC pointillism challenge)...there that's my secret out for those wondering how I got my trees to look like this!
Finally, I used a white gel pen along the tree trunks where the sun would shine, and also added flowers on one of the trees. Then added some flowers in one corner using white gel pen, gold gelly pen, and a green & brown fineliner. The sentiment is a scripture from Isaiah, printed on the computer then die cut into a banner.
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 GMT Views: 3790
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 6375
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 6:37 PM
My oh my, what a stunning card! I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. Thank you for sharing how you made this gorgeous scene. I would love to grab a book and crawl right into this scene to relax and read... TYFS. Karen.
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Hi Cindy! Nice card, great scene and I adore the colors you chose. Did you know that your IC KEYWORD is INCORRECT? It SHOULD BE IC436. It didn't appear in the IC436 gallery last Sat. and I'm sure that's why you didn't get as many comments as you would have otherwise. Easter Blessings, Gabby :)
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Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:03 PM
Oh, Cindy, this is absolutely exquisite! You have far exceeded the pointillism challenge, and what a wonderful blessing this card will be for your friends who are going to be leaving on a missionary assignment! This is a true gift that they will surely treasure from you! Hugs!