Thursday, March 31, 2011

Garden Manor Stamped Scene

I'm on a roll! I have a collection of Betty Neels books which I keep and re-read every so often! Her books are so sweet and Old Fashioned, plus I love her style of writing! So anyway, all the newer books have a nice watercolor scene on the cover so I got the idea to create a few scenes using my book covers for inspiration! This is my take on this one! Boy was I hard pressed to figure out a way to create dense foliage! There are not too many detailed current foliage stamps to work from but that's where it gets fun...Seaching through sets and finding stamps that can be made to look like something else and I know I haven't looked through my sets enough but I love the top of the oak tree for this look!  

The fountain I drew...very roughly and the house was just sponged with a post-it mask along the roof line and then I drew the windows very roughly! The bubbling water in the middle of the fountain is a torn piece of copy paper glued to the CS! Water at the bottom was sponged and then the edges sponged again with a darker color after repeatedly stamped with the oak tree and vine w/leaves! The middle and ground were sponged and around the fountain. I also shaded with River Rock marker around the water and edges of foliage.
This really was a fairly simple card to make and it really helps to look at something to get perspective and placement!
I dont know, I thought it came out pretty good especially because I don't draw well! LOL

As I did in the scene yesterday, I used the Brayer to fill in the top middle with Bashful Blue ink first. I then stamped these two stamps over and over to create dense foliage using just the upper part of the Oak tree and River Rock ink on the left side and then both stamps over and over on the right side using Old Olive ink.
Try it or something that inspires you to create a scene!

~Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Pocket Silouettes, Elements of Style (greeting)
~Paper: Whisper White CS, Pear CS, Bashful Blue CS.
~Ink: pads and markers; Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede. Versa Mark.
~Accessories: Brayer, White Embossing powder, Heat Gun, Sponges, Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch, White Gel Pen.


Carol Matthews said...

Beautiful and fascinating. I loved hearing how you put it all together. You are very talented!!

Michey said...

Oh my word, what a gorgeous work of art! This is absolutely stunning!

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What beautiful cards!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I think you did a great job in copying that book cover. . . AND in drawing the fountain, too!

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