Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sunset Get Well


It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. 


This week we have an inspiration board for you.
This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both!


I chose to be inspired by both the colors and the swiped design.  Here's how I created my lakeside sunset scene:
  • I started with a piece of water color paper and swiped these colors of Distress Crayon across it:
    • Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans
  • Next I dipped my finger in water and rubbed the crayon to blend the colors 
  • Along both sides  I stamped 2719-K, Lg Pine Tree in Tuxedo Black Ink, and added a piece of torn black cardstock along the bottom to form the land
  • Using the Blossom stencil (Tim Holtz), I applied a bit of white acrylic paint to the sky for added dimension
  • Next I die cut a large white circle to form the moon and swiped a bit of diluted pumice stone distress crayon over the top
  • I added some die cut branches from the Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz) to either side of the sky
  • The sentiment comes from Die-Versions - Everyday Compliments and is added under a silhouetted deer (Deer Trio - Impression Obsession) 
  • The inside features a sunset canoe ride using this Repeat Impressions Stamp: 2905-G, Canoeing


  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy

This post linked to:
Make My Monday - Hint of Summer to come
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
heARTful Stamping - Anything Goes + a stamp
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

15 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Oh for sure I'm getting out the distress crayons (after I get my Cinderella chores) done. And you get to get messy fingers - this scene is beautiful and the blending of the colors awesome. Once again you nailed this challenge.

Deonna Bemish said...

Absolutely stunning card Esther! I love the black silhouettes and that beautiful background. Thanks for sharing how to do it.

joy said...

How pretty ! Thanks for explaining your technique!

Cheri said...

Absolutely breathtaking card, Esther!!! I don't own the caryons but will try and recreate this in another way. It's stunning!

pinky said...

Wow stunning work!! I just love the technique. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Esther, this is the poster card for Distress Crayons! I totally love your background and the strong contrast. What a fab masculine make. :) Hugs, Autumn

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so beautiful, Esther. The background of the sky came out perfect. Gorgeous coloring.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow you did such a wonderful job of blending that sky and I like the touches of the white in the sky, very creative!! Great silhouette to go against it!!

brenda said...

A beautiful inky background and striking silhouette stamping, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Greta said...

What a gorgeous creation, Esther! Love how you made the background!
Yes, I did know CS moved, but I seem to not use products they carry most of the time. Since Spellbinders is OK, I added my doily card. Thanks for the sweet comment!

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome use of the disress crayons. This turned out gorgeous.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a serene masterpiece! I just love silhouettes, wow! The colors worked perfectly and give a peaceful feeling.

Basslady said...

this looks awesome!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! Love the sunset you created; and the scene is fabulous!

Donna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful scene and amazing background. I've got to get distress crayons asap!