Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Uncharted Wetlands, SIP44


Hi friends, and a happy Tuesday to you! I'm happy to report that the weather on Long Island has been glorious for the last few days, finally! Speaking of Long Island, Justin has a great inspiration photo for us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. It's a photo of the lighthouse on Fire Island, a barrier island off the coast of Long Island. I've been there many, many times. 


I was inspired by the wetland scene and setting sun to create my own scene doing some masking and sponging. The sentiment and birds are from the Uncharted Territory stamp set, and the sea grass from the Wetlands stamp set.


I punched out a circle and used it as a mask and then sponged the sky. Some post-it tape worked perfectly as a mask for my horizon. I kept sponging and adding more color until I was satisfied with the result, and then stamped the other images and sentiment. I have to say, I'm really happy with the way it came out. It looks so peaceful; I wish I was there! 


Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Uncharted Territory
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Blask, Crumb Cake
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron, Old Olive, Island Indigo
Tools: Sponge Daubers, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by and I would be so happy if you left a comment! Then, head over to see what the rest of our Design Team has created at Stamp Ink Paper!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

19 comments:

Joanne James said...

I love your gorgeous sponged scene Sandy - my favourite of the DT cards this week I think (sshhh - don't tell the others!) So serene. I'm going to try and squeeze in a little time to have a go at this one this week!

LeAnne said...

It's beautiful! Such a realistic scene....I need some sponging lessons!!! Pretty inspiration photo..hope I can squeeze in some stamping time to play along!

Nancy Farrell said...

Beautiful, peaceful card. It is so pretty. Looks great, fantastic. I love it.
:)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Such a beautiful scene that you created!

Jaydee said...
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Jaydee said...

Sandy, this is simply stunning and so evocative. Beautifully done, my friend
hugs
jaydee

laurie said...

That's a gorgeous scene!Beautiful stamping!

Bonnie said...

This is AWESOME, Sandy!

Bonnie said...

This is AWESOME, Sandy!

Nicole Fortman said...

I CASE'd your card to use for my grandfather's 90th birthday. I love how it turned out. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in stamps and dies that we forget the simple power of ink!

Angie Williams said...

Beautiful and so peaceful! I love ink blending and I'm going to try this one. Love it!

Angie Williams said...

Beautiful and so peaceful! I love ink blending and I'm going to try this one. Love it!

Unknown said...

Beautiful job and beautiful card!

nancy rose said...

just beautiful.

Nancy Palker said...

stunning..........

Daria said...

Beautiful card! Your scene is so tranquil. Love it.

SandyK said...

Beautiful!

Waterlilypapercraft said...

I have just seen this pop up on Pinterest. Beautiful card ���� Could I possibly CASE?

tonilea said...

saw this on Pinterest and hope to CASE it this afternoon for my son in law. It is quite lovely, peaceful and serene.