To create this scene, I started with a sheet of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5x7. I prefer to use a larger size when doing these scenes because it gives me so much more space to work with.
I started with my sky by masking off the bottom half of my paper using an index card (perfect width). I then sponged Barely Banana on the lower right hand side of my sky portion. Once I was finished with that, I placed a 1 3/8" circle over the area. I then sponged some more Barely Banana around the area to increase the color depth there. I then started layering colors as I moved out and away from my sun. The colors I used in order were:
- More Mustard
- Pumpkin Pie
- Dusty Durango
- Really Rust
- Chocolate Chip
I then removed my circle to reveal the sun I had created and then moved my mask from the bottom portion to the top portion. When I do this I leave a little bit of the portion I just worked on visible so I can kind of blend the two sections together.
So with my sky now finished and covered, I began working on the ground. Here I sponged the entire area with the following colors in order:
- Mellow Moss
- Green Galore
- Old Olive
I then sponged Chocolate Chip around the edges and in a few spots on the grass to give it the appearance of some shadow.
Next I inked up the tree from Season of Friendship with Basic Brown ink and stamped it over my background making sure some of the branches extended over my sun.
To create the hill I tore my index card into a shape resembling what I thought I was looking for. I then placed it over the grass and the trunk of the tree leaving a bit of the bottom portion exposed. I then inked the whole area with Basic Brown ink.
Once I was satisfied with the way my scene looked, I stamped my leaves on the tree using Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive (the Pumpkin Pie didn't turn out so good). I then stamped the birdie using Basic Black.
Next I trimmed my image down and matted it on a sheet of Very Vanilla Cardstock, tied some older SU grossgrain ribbon around it and mounted this whole piece on a 5x7 card made from Whisper White cardstock.
I know this whole thing would make more sense if I had step by step pictures, but I didn't really think this scene would turn out good enough to post when I was creating it. I was really just doing it to practice the technique. Fortunately though it turned out pretty good. Several of the ladies in my stamping group have now asked me to teach the technique so I'm planning to set up a class in the near future.
Thank you so much for looking! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Stamps: Season of Friendship (111776)
Whisper White (100730),
Very Vanilla (101650)
Barely Banana (101170),
Pumpkin Pie (105216),
Dusty Durango (115654),
Really Rust (102549),
Mellow Moss (102774),
Green Galore (102122),
Old Olive (102277),
Basic Brown (104315),
Basic Black (101179)
Accessories: Stamping Sponges (101610)