Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Isn't it Romantic...?

Here's a whimsical take on a sunset using the Stamp TV Kit Eclectic Summer (moonrise?)

Begin stamping your silhouette image in Memento Black. Mask in the middle of the image with a straight piece of scrap paper and sponge above it to create the horizon. Rip some small "islands" from scratch pieces and sponge black ink into these negaative spaces. Place a die cut Nestabilities heart over the couple and sponged Pumpkin Pie and Regal Rose over it, when you remove the mask it will remain bright white. Remove masks. Rotate the heart a half turn and sponge around it lightly below the boat, remove the mask, then sponge over it in the same inks to make the lower reflection blurrier and more subtle.

To give it a lot of contrast (and to keep from blinging it up too much for my sweetie!) I matted it in simple blacks and whites (Pure Luxury of course!) like an art gallery print. EK Success Curved Corner punches at the top and bottom.

Have a wonderful day (and night!)

14 comments:

Nancy said...

kissy kissy! I {heart} your card. It's gorgeous.

Allison said...

Wow! This is so beautiful.

stampinlynn said...

Mel that card just rocks TFS beautiful :)
Lynn

catdidit said...

Oh this is gorgeous Mel! LOVE how you did the 'sun/moon'! What a neat idea, and the reflection is perfect!

Selma said...

Love how you did this Melanie. It is a beautiful card. Adding the islands was a great idea too.

Jennie said...

Eeeks~! So romantic Melanie. Love the heart shaped moon/sun and its reflection... Great job and nice design.

Lori said...

So romantic! Thanks for the great technique explanations.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Love it Melanie! I especially enjoy your attention to detail in including the heart moon reflection on the water

Terri E. said...

This is fabulous! Love the reflection in the water as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so beautiful! I love it!

Donna Baker said...

this IS romantic! it's beautiful, I've yet to do one of these reflection cards, I'm nervous about it!

Karinn said...

! I think this is one of my favorite cards that you have made and shown to us! It's beautiful!!

Kristina G said...

This is a beautiful card Melanie. Thank you for the easy to understand explanation of how you created it. It gives me hope that if I try it, I can do something similar.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the colors on this!! VERY romantic!