Sunday, 31 July 2011

Stampscapes - Moon Rising

Good Evening Chickees!
We have a long weekend here so our shop is closed Sunday and Monday... Woo Hoo!
I've been playing with the brayer again and remembered a picture I took in December of 1999.  I was on Quadra Island, which is a short ferry ride from Campbell River, with my boys visiting a dear friend of mine.  She had a home on the east side of the island, right on the ocean!  It was very cold that year and something like minus 10 degrees so everything was frozen.  It's not common place to have stretches of cold weather here!  While we were cleaning up after dinner I looked out the wall of windows and saw the moon rising, just as this Stampscape shows.  It was absolutely an incredible moon that night!
I took a few photos of the night sky and brought them back to the farm to play with.  My girlfriend used the shots in the realtor's ad for her place as well.  The negatives went missing somehow and my step-brother decided to steal the photos and take them back to Alaska with him and he wouldn't return them.  Arggghhh!
The lighting wasn't the greatest for photographing yellow tonight so we'll have to pretend that it looks fantastic!  haha!  The blues are actually a lot darker and the sentiment as well.  Here is a closer look at the scene ....
I started brayering with Aqua and gradually added many layers of Stonewashed until I had the desired effect.  The trees are done with only two stamps!  After the scene was done I decided that the moon needed a little bit of yellow sponged in to give it some depth.
Once everything was finished I sprayed the acrylic varnish on and then added the white highlights from moonlight!
The recipe for this project is:
Stampscape -
196F - Pine Tree
222F - Twisting Pine
302A - Gulls (Over the sentiment)
Sentiment -
Stampendous - Dream Forever (Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you only have today) I picked this up at Crafty Capers in Nanaimo last Thursday!
Staples 110 lb. white, Recollections Black, Stampin' Up! Yellow, Glossy White
Adirondack Dye Inks - Aqua, Stonewashed
Memento Black
Martha Stewart photo corner punch
White paint pen
There you have it!  Thanks for looking!


Merry said...

YOur scenes are so lovely and you always have a wonderful story with them. :-)

Myrna said...

Wow this just made me long to be out in the woods and not stuck in the city. It is gorgeous.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning. TFS.

Anonymous said...

Sheree, I'm still saying WOW!!! Stunning and breathtaking and then some. Hugs, Lori m

Beth Norman said...

I just left you a comment on this lovely card over at the Stampscapes yahoo group. I really, really like this card. It is so unique to have just the top of the trees done.

Gail said...

This is a great card...I need lessons!
I'm a bad brayer!

Victoria said...

GORGEOUS! Might have to case this for a fall class! :)

Brenda said...

STUNNING!!! OK, now can you do a tutorial? Or possibly you have one already? This is so beautiful. Simply amazing!!

Anonymous said...

I'll try and do another one step by step with photos in the next week or so... all going well! It's one of my faves and I'm overjoyed that you all like it so much!