Good Evening Chickees!
I was wracking my brain trying to think of a card to submit to the Outlawz Color Challenge that also has a twist! We had to use the colors shown below and also add plaid or houndstooth paper. Yikes! I had neither in colors that would coordinate with the challenge colors so made my own with a plaid stamp.
Things came together when I pulled out my Stampscape stamps! The sunset is mainly Raspberry and the white is used to frame the scene. The scene was stamped in black. I also used some other colors to bring it to life.
First off, I brayered the background starting with Pink Sherbet and then darkened everything with Raspberry and then Wild Plum. The stamped images were then added using Memento Tuxedo Black. This time around I didn't stamp a test scene on scrap paper first and you can tell. The rocks at the bottom of the stamps don't line up as well as they should so it doesn't look as natural. Oops... better luck next time!
To add some depth and hints of color I used a stylus. First off I went back to the Wild Plum and framed the edges of the brayered scene, blending in the darker edges. Memento Black was used along the outer edges to give the illusion of an evening scene. I blended in some Lemonade to the lower edges of the sky along with parts of the water. Frayed Burlap was used on the rocks and then topped off with Weathered Wood on the water.
Here's a close up view of the trees and sky showing where I put the white highlights! It doesn't show tooooo well so grab your magnifying glass and do some squinting exercises!
Background - Impression Obsession - Gingham
Stampscapes - 267E Pines and Rocks
207E Pine Island
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Adirondack Dye Ink - Pink Sherbet, Raspberry, Wild Plum, Lemonade
Distress Inks - Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap
White Paint Pen
Brayer and Stylus
Thanks for looking!