Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sunset or sunrise?

I dunno, could be either I guess:
This is the finished card that was still in progress yesterday on WOYWW - in the end I kept the whole thing reasonably uncluttered and let the image do most of the work, especially after the hours I toiled over it :)

I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock, with four lines scored, two above and two below the ribbons

- the image - for which (apart from blood,  sweat and tears) I used Clarity White Silk finish card, the 'brayer' (aka by Sarn as 'the tool of the Devil'!), Adirondack ink pads in 'Peach Bellini' and 'Salmon' plus a very old multi-blues pad, stamp by Clarity called 'Spruce Scene' and Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. Yesterday's post explained how I did the reflection - and yes,  I had spotted that using a clear acrylic block was an option but the cello bag method works a treat  - and I suspect could be less prone to slipping/smudging, truly I'm quite clumsy!

- peach and turquoise ribbons layered, from the ribbon box

- Craftwork Cards sentiment, mounted onto an oval of black card



Bonnie said...

This turned out beautifully, Di! I can never figure out whether it's sunrise or sunset! I'll go with whatever you tell me.

Annie said...

It's beautiful Di. Your hours of toil were well worth the effort.
A x

Jules said...

Hi Di

I am so very impressed (and Shaz will be proud of you too).

Loving the colours and the beautiful scene you have created.

Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

wauuu it is amazing, gorgeous card-love the idea of sunrise
hugs Tamara

Irene said...

A beautiful and stunning card Di, the colours are amazing , and the sunrise perfect.

Amanda said...

Beautiful card Di, truly inspiring. Love the technique too very clever. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarn said...

Jaw droppingly BRILLIANT card Di. I am SOOOOO impressed.

Sarn xxx

Gillian R said...

Looks beautiful Di, I have never tried braying, can't help but think I should stay away from it

Viv said...

U clever ***!!! I am c**p with a brayer, and even worse at positioning stuff properly... but now I'll have to try it won't I!!
Love the finished effect Di.. great job!

Liz said...

It's a beautiful card, well done

Kathleen said...

Well great to see that all your hard work paid off and it is a beautiful card, the mirror image looks stunning.

Kath x

MagsB said...

Whichever it is, sunrise or sunset, it is absolutely beautiful!

love Mags B x

Sandra H said...

Di, Oh this is so beautiful either way sunrise or sunset totally stunning x

Elizabeth said...

I love this card, Di. I really appreciate all the work that went into the making of it too. I think sunset - 'red sky at night, the shepherd's delight' :) The topper looks great matted onto black. Almost prompts me to get out my brayer ... and I will when I have a bit more time :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

So then where do you buy the blood, sweat and tears from then Miss? Would rather use someone else's than mine!!
That is a cracker of a card there! Well done for all your toiling Miss.
Your feathered friend says Bwaarrrk! to you!!

Mrs A. said...

Wouldn't it be based on which way yer facing? Just saying like. Hugs Mrs A.

ike said...

Beautiful - such an awesome idea... I LUV it :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sunset Di but then tomorrow morning could be sunrise :D great work, love it Shaz in Oz.x