Friday, March 14, 2014

Optical Illusions

Hi everyone ~ I’m back with another card for Clean and Simple Card Making 3. But, before I share my card, I want to apologize if I haven’t had a chance to say hello to you on your blog or gallery...yesterday, I spent several hours trying to create a card based on Julie’s ‘Optical Illusion’, and after several attempts, I’m still not happy with it...but, I am happy with this card that was inspired by Jean Manis, who was our Guest Instructor! I stuck pretty close to her sample:




I don’t have all of the stamps Jean used to create her card, but I was glad that I had a few Mama Elephant sets to create my scene. I’m not sure if this is a sunrise or a sunset...I suppose it depends what time of year it is, the weather, and where you would be located when the sky looks like this :-)
Also, I love the shine that comes with embossing...especially in gold, so here's a close up of the arrow and star:




Well, that’s it for me...Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your sweet comments!

Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant - Central Park, Up & Away; Hero Arts/Studio Calico - From a Studio Calico class
Ink: Ranger Archival - Jet Black; Hero Arts - Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Butter Bar; Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Embossing Powder: American Crafts - Zing Gold


20 comments:

Betty said...

very cool card Barb! and the sky is gorgeous - sunrise or sunset it's still pretty!

Deepti said...

:) this is beautiful... I love the gorgeous inking in the BG

jintyoo7 said...

LOVE it, beautiful blending :)

Jean said...

You nailed it, Barb - I love your sky!! And your masking is phenomenal!

joy said...

Just lovely, Barb! I think you did a wonderful job of creating this scene, be it sunrise or sunset. The gold embossing is so pretty here, too.

Jean said...

Question - did you stamp the skyline before or after? Now I'm realizing that I should have stamped my skyline after! I started out thinking I would mask it, which is why I stamped it first, (but the masking was a complete fail!). The results would have been crisper if I'd stamped after. Live and learn!

Cat Craig said...

Barb your sky is GORGEOUS, such beautiful inking. This is a beautiful take on Jean's card. So well executed.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb this is so gorgeous, I LOVE that background and the gold makes it even better!

Greta said...

Wowzer--those colors are gorgeous & I love this card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Amazing!!!! Lovely, gorgeous!
And I love your visits, no matter how often, I am the bad visitor!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Barb.

Laura B. said...

I adore that ink blending on your sky...so pretty with the gold embossing over top!

shirley-bee said...

Love that sky! I'm obsessed with taking photos of lovely sunsets (we don't get many!).

Kelly Szafron said...

fantastic card. Love the colours you used for the sky.

Sarah Gray said...

Great take on Jean's card - love the glorious sunset sky!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Great card, love the blending!

ThePurplePlace said...

I think this is truly gorgeous and one of my favorites!! I'm very behind in class and also never find enough time to visit all the blogs that you do! You are doing fabulous!!

Thank YOU for visiting me often and for always finding time to leave a sweet and dear comment!!

Hug,s
Lisa

Leslie Hanna said...

Another stunner!

lostinpaper said...

What a fabulous card Barb, the colours in the background are incredible!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... the colors of your sky are so gorgeous! Love the city scene below and your fun embossed elements. Loll xx