Thursday, 26 July 2018

Into the dark ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I have not been able to ut this stamp set away yet. Everytime I think I can put them in the box I have the strongest need to use them again and to use them in a different way to how I used them previously. This time I wanted to see if I could create the type of sunset you get after a long hot summers day and I think I captured that, well enough that I am happy with the end result. Here is my card …

A 5" x 7" card
Great to post
That lovely sunset
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges 
Country View Crafts Challenge Summer garden

Time Out Challenge #114 Photo inspiration

Visible Image Stamps on Facebook Anything Goes

This time I stamped the background image with a grey Versafine dried it with my heat tool and then stamped the foreground image with black Versafine and I inked it multiple times to achieve a solid black silhouette. I dried the card with my heat tool because of the amount of black Versafine ink had been added. I used a circle die to lightly draw the setting sun and then coloured the inside with yellow, gold and orange AquaTints. I left that to dry naturally because I wanted to keep the colours as vibrant as possible. Once the sun was dry I coloured the sky using several shades of blue and I added golden wisps coming out of the sun into the sky.

I created my own background by scribbling my Caran D’Ache NeoColor II crayons onto card and blending them water and adding splashes of white acrylic paint to them once they were dry. A simple card that is perfect for men so I have another one in my box of cards ready and waiting to be used. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x


Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Image stamps: Into the Woods
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine ink pad: Black; Grey
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge; Essentials; Landscape
Caran D’Ache NeoColor II wax crayons
Kanban sentiment
Collall all purpose glue


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen, you've used fabulous colours and the scene is gorgeous, Kate x x

brenda said...

You have created a very dramatic scene Karen, many thanks for joining in with our 'In my Garden' theme at Stampinc Sensations challenge.

B x

Gerrina said...

A beautiful and dramatic scene! So beautiful in these colours! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

pinky said...

Wow that is just gorgeous Karen! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

sandie said...

wow Karen, this is one stunning card and you sure did capture the sunset, I adore the serene feel to your card and thanks for joining Time Out and leaving us such a lovely comment on our blog x

Ina G said...

Breathtaking and beautiful Karen. So realistic and that moon is awesome. Thanks for sharing at HLS.

Joyce said...

Stunning scene. I really love the vivid and vibrant colors you used. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Sally H said...

A beautiful sunset creation! Thanks for entering it for the 'In our Garden' theme at Stamping Sensations this month, and Good Luck!

Kelly Szafron said...

Lovely card. Another pretty sky. Thanks again for sharing your work at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

Kim Hamilton said...

What a wonderfully artistic design! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Stunning watercoloring! Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
Tina dt

Teresa said...

Beautiful card. Thankyou for entering the Country View Challenges In The Summer Garden Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT