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

Di
x

18 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. A beautiful and stunning card Di, the colours are amazing , and the sunrise perfect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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

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  7. Jaw droppingly BRILLIANT card Di. I am SOOOOO impressed.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. It's a beautiful card, well done

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

    Kath x

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

    love Mags B x

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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!!
    Hugs
    xx

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

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

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

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