Sunday, March 15, 2009

FS110 O’s Bday

Today I’m casing a card from Twinshappy, our featured stamper of the day. Wow, I think she was described as prolific and that is an understatement. How could a girl choose from that many awesome cards?!?!

So, I narrowed it down by trying to find something I could case for a birthday card I need to make for “O”. He and his wife have a white camper and white truck that they travel around in quite a bit. So, I choose this card to case. I kept the outdoors, woods, mountain feel but changed up the main images to camping rather than fishing. I also changed up the sketch and color scheme. Shocker - I even made up my own sketch today!
Here's how I made the mountains. Where the base of the mountains hit the tree line, I just drug the ink down into the tree area letting it just fade off into nothing. The tree area follows one of the rules of perspective .....Things in the back are lighter and have less detail and things in the front are darker and have more detail. The tree area was first sponged roughly with Kiwi Kiss. Then I stamped small trees in Old Olive up near the sky line. Next, I stamped the larger trees in Garden Green and put them down closer to the "road". This created a fabulous sense of depth in my they go on and on into the distance. Here is how I color my Riley's.
Stamps: Hanna Stamps Trailer Riley, Hanna Stamps Van Riley, Hanna Stamps Things Hanna Would Say, Rubbernecker Kittie Kits The Moose Is Loose
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Garden Green, Going Grey, Basic Black
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen, Nesties
Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Kim said...

That is so beautiful Michelle. I really love how you're providing the details on how you stamp and color and assemble everything.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

this is sooo cute Michelle! Great Riley scene!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous! I'm just in awe of your creations!