Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Dusk

When my mom visited me in the summer, she asked me to do a card that looked like the evening sky as it changes colors.  Mom, I'm sorry it took me 6 months to do it, but this one's for you:


Techniques used:  emboss-resist (check out this tutorial on SCS), masking and sponging.   I had all of these dye inks out for sponging:  Perfect Plum, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise, Ballet Blue, and Brilliant Blue. 


The sketch is from Splitcoast's Sketch Challenge #310, turned on its side:


And the color palette is courtesy of The Play Date Cafe:


I also drew inspiration from the EtsyInspired Challenge's Paper Seeds company:


The emboss-resist technique is this week's Try a New Technique challenge at Splitcoast.
And even though I am late for it, I simply had to play at Stampin' B's challenge #87 (which ended Wednesday) because it was issued by my friend Emily Keaton!  We had to use turquoise, purple and something shiny.  Sorry I am late, Emily.  :(

Thanks for joining me today!  Keep your eyes open for Blog Candy here very, very soon.  I am in a celebratory mood because my blog has over 10,000 visits.  I am so grateful to you all.

Colleen

Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree (SU)
Paper:  Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue
Ink:   Perfect Plum, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise, Ballet Blue, and Brilliant Blue
Punches:  snowflake by Martha Stewart, Bracket by EK Success
Other:  silver ric-rac by Michael's, dimensionals, iridescent glitter, Zig Two Way Glue Pen, blue rhinestones, Big Shot, Top Note die 

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Loving all that sparkly snow :) Lovely take on the sketch and love how you flipped it.

de said...

Wow, really love these colors! And the silver accent is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for playing with us here at EtsyInspired this week!

Tammy said...

You continue to blow me away! This is so amazing! Anyone would be lucky to receive your beautiful creations!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card! Your Mother is sure to love it! Love the wreath and congratulations on your awards! Way to go!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you combined those colors ... fabulous Etsy Inspired design.

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome technique, Colleen and so striking! I'm sure mom will love this card! Great details and super coloring!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WHOA...another stunner, I love the scene and the sparkle!! Beautifully done!

Debgem said...

It was worth the wait! This is fab! Your mum will love it.

Benzi said...

Your Mom will love this for sure. Great colors, wonderful sketch, and I love that silver ric rac behind your pretty snowflakes. Good job on the technique you used.

Maria said...

A gorgeous card! Just love what you did with the trees! Fabulous emboss resist...love the colors! Great snowflakes on the side...all so pretty!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, how do you know that is my favorite shades, LOL! Have a fun-filled weekend!

Esther said...

This is a beautiful card..hope your mum thinks it's worth the wait! Esther xx

Ruby said...

This is beautiful Colleen. I love the way you've done the background, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Paul said...

Simply stunning. The colours are perfectly blended. I adore the glitzy trees. I'm sure this card is going to have pride of place on a mantel.

Thx for bobbing by my blog and leaving a kind comment. I don't know Andrea personally other than online :) I'm a regular at Play Date Cafe and volunteered my creative services there (I created the badges) so it's not a surprise she knows my name. plus I'm the only guy who posts every week on PDCC lol. Looking forward to reading your blog more. Px

Emily Keaton said...

Hi, Colleen!! I've been snowed under with "stuff" to do, so I haven't had time to visit my usual blogs. This card is amazing! I'm so honored that you played along with my StampinB challenge. You used the colors perfectly. (I understand about "late"!!!!) The sponging you did is just phenomenal. I love all of the glitter and shimmer, too. I'm sure that your mom will be super pleased with the results. This is so impressive! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautifully done! I LOVE that sparkle rik rak. LOVE your blend of coloring too! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the color fun over at the PDCC:}

Julie Ranae said...

Unbelievably beautiful! So glad to have you with us in The Cafe once again : )

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