Thursday, March 1, 2012

Anniversary Card

Years ago SU came out with three related stamp sets--all had the word "sketches" in the name. This image is one of my favorites, but they're all great. A customer needed an anniversary card for her daughter and her husband, so I used this stamp with Michelle Zindorf's brayered sky technique. I am slowly getting better with this technique, but still a long way to go. It would probably help if I practiced more!

I stamped and masked off the couple. I brayered Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry on the top, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede on the bottom, and created a horizon with Perfect Plum. I sponged Old Olive on the plants around the couple and Early Espresso around the edges of the panel. I used my white gel pen for the whitecaps. I used my little marker/air gun thingy to spray some Crumb Cake ink on the bottom for sand grains. After unmasking the people I colored them with ink pads and blender pens. CS colors are Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, and Rich Razzleberry. Main panel is Whisper White.

I like the way this turned out. There are some things I will do differently next time I try this, but all in all it's kind of cool. Thanks for dropping by today!

4 comments:

Chris said...

very pretty!! love the background!

Imke said...

Amy, the background looks fabulous and the image fits perfect.

Jen A said...

Beautiful job with the brayered sky and coloring!

Angela said...

Gorgeous! I have these sets and love them....