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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Voyage

I had time to play around again yesterday and pulled out a new stamp from Impression Obsession that I hadn't used yet.  I love their Cover a Card stamps as they cover such a nice area and are perfect for backgrounds.
I started with a background created previously with a blue glimmer mist.  I pulled it from my leftovers folder. I have one just for backgrounds. I always use up any excess ink on cardstock and put the pieces of cardstock in a file folder.  When I knew I wanted to play with the new Map background I went looking for a background in blue.

I stamped the map over the inky background using Ranger Archival Ink. I then came back in and added touches of yellow around the key areas of the map lines.  I used my STAEDTLER watercolor pencil to add a little shading and my waterbrush to soften the area around the lines.

I then went looking for a coordinating stamp and found the B Line Designs cityscape to stamp over the map.  After that I spent time adding shading around the skyline and along the bottom of the cityscape to help pop the buildings from the details of the map.

I added the word Voyage from the Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 set and the Enjoy the Journey from a Lily Bee set.  To finish it off I just got this Mr. Hueys White Opaque spray and I wanted to see if I could get a snowy effect by spritzing it over the surface.  I sprayed a touch of it over the surface.

I liked how this turned out and decided to use a piece of it on my blog header.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

11 comments:

  1. This is stunning the background is gorgeous and whole card looks so effective. Caroline xxx

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  2. This is an amazing scene and love the way you've described how it was done. It makes a brilliant blog header too.

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  3. Truly an amazing work of art, Suzanne! It totally deserves to be front and center on your blog banner. You never fail to impress and inspire me! blessings~

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  4. Stunning Stamping and Colouring Suzanne - this is very beautiful. You sound super organized with a leftovers folder. You are wayyyy talented. Merry Christmas, Nicola x

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  5. Amazing background and stamping... gorgeous!
    Alison x

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  6. Oh that's pretty Sue. Stick a Santa on there and could be his route for Christmas! LOL

    Doing some catching up.
    hugs Lynn

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  7. This is fabulous!! Thanks for inspiration, again!! :)

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  8. Very beautiful and clever card! Such substantial composition!

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  9. what a great card. Now I HAVE to have that stamp, it would be perfect for my travel mini that I am doing. Gotta love IO.

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  10. Fabulous card,love the cityscape stamped over the map and it makes a great blog header

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