Saturday, February 21, 2015

Serene Sunset..

Hello all,
Living in MI I have the pleasure of enjoying Lake Michigan's shoreline. What is most captivating about the lake-shore are by far their sunsets. The colors are vivid, true, and nothing short of incredible! My aunt sends sunset pictures every night without fail either from FL or MI. I just love them especially this time of year with the oranges and purples, it is just amazing! Here is a shot that prompted the idea for this card.
One of my Aunt's Sunsets in FL 2/19/15
My son says the sun looks an ice cream scoop.
The sunset and a couple of challenges lead me to create this card. One challenge is for The Crooked Stamper (CSSC #1), for its layout was perfect for this ombre card. The other is AAA CardsGame 33 "Orange U Glad UR CASwith its 'orange' color challenge. As a matter of fact, orange is one of my favorite colors, so I was thrilled to see it as a challenge!

Well here it is, I hope you enjoy it.

Wanted the color to be an extension of the
white space of the beach scene 
Beautiful Ombre effect with horizon
blending in each other.
Card Size: A2- 4.25" x 5.5"
I just love this stamp set by Inkadinkado
I blended oranges and purple using Distressed Ink and dye ink.  Created the lake by masking off the card and sponging black dye ink just on the top of the lake leaving the bottom with some color. Stamped the beach scene on white CS to make it look like an extension of the sunset. Leaving a white border just makes the beach scene pop. The sentiment is perfect for this calming card.

Entering Challenges:
AAA Cards: Game 33 "Orange U Glad UR CAS
The Crooked Stamper: CSSC #1

         

Well that is it for me tonight! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment. As always, I look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,
Shawna

8 comments:

Jane said...

This is just beautiful. Love how the beach stamp extends out over your superbly blended sunset. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Leslie Hanna said...

GOR-JUS!!!!! The ombre background is stunning - reminds me of cards we made in a class taught by Michelle Zindorf, Queen of scene backgrounds. (Michelle's blog: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com). The white panel scene perfectly pops over that background. Just gorgeous.

Thanks so much for playing my first challenge!

Pam said...

Wow! This is stunning! Your background is so beautiful and I love the scene you've created. Fabulous inking and stampig.

Cat Craig said...

So eyecatching! Your backdrop sunset is fabulously inked and sets off your scene beautifully.

Loll said...

Wow ... this is really gorgeous Shawna!! You've captured the sunset perfectly!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fabulous inking! - I also LOVE your avatar!

Victoria Lavender said...

Sweet and clever! I like that stuff!! Thanks for sharing and playing with AAA Cards "Aren't U Glad UR CAS" game. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous...love how the back blends with the front...great blending Shawna

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