The image panel is 2 5/8” X 3 7/8”. The teal panel is cut 1/8” larger, the navy ¼” larger.
The orange cross panel is 3” wide, those are 1/8” navy strips (not an under panel) which saves on cardstock.
The mountains and cactus are stamped images colored with re inkers and artist brush and water for blending. The landscape is colored freehand using the same inks and brush. The lighter color goes on first then the dark is added for shading.
The sky is sponged on.
Masking was done on the large cactus to stamp the mountains and for the mountains to sponge on the sky. I cut my mask from post it notes and store them to use at a later date.
The tab is a ½” punched circle and in this case I only punched half of it and glued it to the image panel, the brad goes through all three panels.
Ink distressing is done on the teal and orange panels.
My inspiration came from an art poster I found on an online site. Artist is Patrick Coffaro, check out his work here: http://www.allposters.com/gallery.as...atrick+Coffaro
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 GMT Views: 3944
Stamps: Stampendous – cactus images, Cornish Heritage Farms – Large Mountains, Burlap Backgrounder, Stampin Up – Rough Texture (wheel)
Paper: Cardstocks: Semi glossy white, Stampin Up – Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, Only Orange
Ink: StazOn – Jet Black, Stampin Up classic – ink pads – Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, re inkers – Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange, Forest Foliage, Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: 1/16” and ½” circle punch, brads, sponges, artist brush, post it notes for masking, double sided tape
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 3 with freehand work but some of you are better at than me!
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Tue, May 01, 2007 @ 8:26 PM
Gorgeous! Looks so realistic!
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