Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Winds of grace

I love todays sketch! My Mom called me while I was making this card and told me she wasnt so fond of the sketch. I told her to let me finish my card and I'd let her know if I did!LOL! But its the truth! If I can come up with a card I like then I love the sketch. If I bomb it I hate the sketch. Todays sketch was to use an off set oval. It could be a one layer card or not. I decided to use mask reversing ( I think that's what its called). I made a card when I first starting stamping it was a one sympathy card using this technique and I really liked it. You can check it out in my SCS gallery.

For todays card I knew I wanted to try to use blues and a neutral and a rubbernecker image for the RBC04. Those of you who visit my blog often know I swipe some of my Moms stamps and this old world map by Rubbernecker and Winds of grace by SU are two that I swiped a couple of weeks ago. These type of images are usually not my style but I wanted to give it a try. I started with a blue bayou card base. I layered textured soft sky stamped with the Old world map in blue bayou onto the card base. I distressed and sponged the soft sky layer with blue bayou. For my main image panel I used Fiskars oval template and cut my oval out of a sheet of copy paper. I used the copy paper to cover up the entire white panel except my oval. I stamped the sailboat from winds of grace inked w/choc chip in the oval. I used my sponges to sponge soft sky and blue bayou on the top and bottom of my oval. I distressed and sponged the edges of my panel w/choc chip ink and turned down the left corner. To finish off my card I added blue bayou and soft sky double stitched ribbon and a brad. Hope you like it as much as I do! Have a great day!


Neva said...

Shannon this is gorgeous. love it. Love the reverse masking. Wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

Love your card, i looked at the sketch and didn't really like it, but yu proved it wrong. Beautiful work.


dpkennedy said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique you used, really nice!