Thursday, September 9, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #15

Angy has issued the challenge to "Fall into Fall".



When I saw this image, I immediately thought of PTI's Through the Trees. I wondered if I could simulate that look with ink. I'm pretty sure I could do it with paint, but not real confident about ink. Well, all I could do was try.



And there you have it. First I sponged the background on white cardstock using Spring Rain and Lemon Tart. I deepened the center with Summer Sunrise. Then I found an old eyebrow brush and loaded it with Orange Zest. I stippled the ink here and there trying to imitate the photo. After adding some Terracotta Tile, I stamped the image from Through the Trees with Dark Chocolate. Then I repeated the process on top of the image and added some white gel pen for highlights and Dark Chocolate for contrast. Well, you get the idea. It's all about layers. I think it sort of mimics the photo. DH thought it was a forest fire, but I set him straight on that one. Hope you enjoyed your visit and saw the onset of fall and not the downfall of the timber.

All supplies PTI unless otherwise indicated
Stamps: Through the Trees, Autumn Abundance
Ink: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Rustic Cream, Terracotta Tile, Kraft, White by The Paper Company
Other: Rustic Jute Button Twine, Basic Grey Button, Scor Pal, Paper Shapers Tag punch

19 comments:

Kara said...

gorgeous!

Terri said...

Great job! It looks just like the inspiration photo. By the way the cupcake holder I used in my photo was from my daughters play kitchen.

Kay said...

Wow, and I do mean wow! The effect you achieved is quite stunning- I just love it!

Nicole F said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

It's lovely Linda, a miniature work of art!

Rhonda said...

You did an awesome job with the ink!! Great piece.

Dana said...

This is just gorgeous, Linda!! I've actually wanted to use that very stamp in a project soon and wow, I don't think I can top that!!
Also, come check out our ATC Glimmer Challenge 3!! ;)

Sharron said...

Wow, what a spectacular card! You did an amazing job with the ink and created an awesome version of the inspiration photo!

Keva said...

Oh wow! That looks awesome. You did a perfect job on that look.

Melissa said...

Wow, gorgeous! Perfect for the challenge!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous! The image looks just like the photo. Beautiful job on coloring.

Emm said...

Wow-that's a beautiful card and inspiration pic!

Aimes said...

Linda this is amazing! I love how you totally captured the image with stamps and ink!!! FABULOUS!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Marinette said...

Wow! vraiment trop trop belle, j'aime beaucoup la façon dont tu as coloré ce tampon bravo

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! tfs!

Nerina said...

Oh My Linda! This is an absolute work of art! What a fantastic idea - and you've interpreted it so well - beautiful! (I did giggle about your DH - mine would have said something similar to me! Sigh!!)

Merry said...

This is so pretty...love all the colours you have sponged.

Cammie said...

Wowzer! I thought you had used a photo on your card! This is incredibly beautiful! Bravo!

peggysue said...

Holy cow, frame that sucker!