Tropical Sunset

The inspiration for this card came from Connie Stewart.  She had made a winter scene that was very pretty.  Not having all the same elements as hers I did have this palm tree and thought well we will just take it from winter to a tropical island.  The colors used to create this sunset are (CTMH),  Outdoor Denim, Heavenly Blue, Sunny Yellow, Sunflower, and Crème Brulee.  I first stamped the image and then masked off the sun with a 1 1/4 circle.  Starting on the outer edges with Outdoor Denim I sponged on that color, then I added the heavenly blue working lower on the horizon.  Then with the Sunny Yellow I added this from under the sun to the edge of the card.  Removing the masked sun I used the negative circle from the 1 1/4 inch circle.  I then inked the sun with Sunflower and then again with Crème Brulee in just part of the circle.  I also added a little Crème Brulee to the lower edge of the card over the Sunny Yellow.  A Cuddlebug folder was used for a border.

Again thank you for visiting us today, Happy Memorial Day, Joanie


Anonymous said...

I like it. I think your idea of adding a bird is a good one, too.

Thanks for posting today! :-) -B

canadian_liner said...

Bring on the summer sun--or failing that a vacation in a sunny locale! Just looking at this card makes me feel warm. Love the sun-doggy effect with the layered-on colours. Yes, maybe a bird or three...but it also looks complete as is.

Ruby Sunshine said...

How did you do the masking of the sun and then color it in? I really like this whole idea and then the stamped black image its so peaceful!