Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tropical Sunset

Hello! This is the card I made for my daughter's birthday. We are planning a trip to Kauai this summer, so I wanted a tropical themed card. I came across this photo and used it for inspiration.  The images are from Aloha and Vogue Vases.

To start, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Sponged Memento Tangelo. 

Sponged Memento Angel Pink. 

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender. 

 Sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk. 

Then I masked the sky and sponged Memento Grape Jelly. 

Moved the mask again and sponged Memento Tuxedo Black. 

Stamped the palm tree, from Aloha, using Memento Tuxedo Black. 

I used Copics to color the tree, starting with N7. 

Then filled in with N5. 

I used V4 to add some waves and used YR04 & Y17 to add the sunlight reflecting on the water. 

Then used an opaque white gel pen to add highlights and added more low lights with V04. 

I stamped some palm fronds in the foreground, using the image from Vogue Vases and stamping off on scratch paper once, with Tuxedo Black ink, before stamping on the background. 

Stamped the plumeria flower, from Aloha, and colored with Copics, starting with V01. 

Added V04. 

Added V06. 

Used YG03 on the leaves. 

Then added YG95. After coloring, I cut out the flower. 

I layered with Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender, Black Onyx and used Wild Lilac for the card base. The flower was adhered with Pop Dots and I added a self adhesive pearl to the center.

Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is wonderful!

17 comments:

Ravengirl said...

Wow, what a beautiful scene!

Designing with Debbie said...

What a beautiful card. Absolutely gorgeous

RedGem said...

Wow... what an absolutely beautifull card... you definitely blew me away with this! P.S. You need someone to carry your luggage you know where to look! haha!

Becky said...

This is stunning Theresa, gorgeous colors.

Eve said...

ahhhh this is exactly i remember, the sunset at Waikiki beach (after sun actually set)!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, lovely scene you have made, gorgeous colours, sue,x

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous scene!! Can I tag along?

Neesey said...

My favorite color. This card is stunning. Took my breath away. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

My goodness....this is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! The color palette with all of your details are just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your technique with us...I would love to try this some time.

Viv said...

You Theresa, are a total inspiration!! I can't WAIT for your latest post and dream of being able to produce a scene a QUARTER as beautiful as you do!!! LOVE this serene scene and wish I was there with bells on!! LOL xxxx

richardbreaks said...

SO LUSH!!! Makes me want to jet off to the tropics!

richardbreaks said...

SO LUSH!!! Makes me want to jet off to the tropics!

Beth Norman said...

Another beauty. I'm a silent subscriber but have to come over to say hi and tell you how much I enjoy every single one of your cards. You are so inspirational. Thanks for the tutorials.

mjnix said...

Very beautiful,nice job blending colors...

Anonymous said...

WOW! So beautiful. Glad I found your blog. Love your cards. TFS.
Enjoy your trip to Kauai.
Aloha from Oahu.

Sexual Assault said...

Wow! what a lovely Sunset. It is a nice Tropical Sunset. I like the colour combination of this picture. It is a great piece of art.

mary said...

A gorgeous card! You almost want to take a walk into the water...WOW! Thanks for sharing your technique.