Monday 30 January 2012

Golden Morning

Over at Splitcoaststampers the CAS Challenge is to use a jigsaw puzzle as an it is:
I first cut a large circle with a Spellbinders Nestie from a large post-it-note, making sure that it was on the "sticky" end.  I stuck the post-it-note with the circle cut out of it on the card where I wanted the scene to be.
I cut some round slopes for hill shapes from post-it-notes and stuck them where I'd like the hills to be across the bottom.  I saved the negative bit, or the post-it-note which I'd cut the hill shapes from, for later use.
I cut a small circle with Nesties for the sun and stuck that where I wanted the sun to be, saving the negative bit, or the post-it-note from which the sun was cut, for later use.
I then took two cloud die cuts and used them to sponge the sky, placing them randomnly, starting at the top, and moving downwards, just sponging around the top edge so that there is plenty of white space for the "cloud" effect.
When the sky was completed I removed the sun circle post-it-note mask  and took the piece of post-it-note I'd cut it from and placed it exactly over the uninked circle area...I then sponged inside the circle with yellow and orange.
Time for the hills!  I removed the post-it-note shaped hills and used the negative post-it-note I'd cut them from, placing them exactly over the uninked area so that  the sky area was covered...then sponged inside the hills with two shades of green, darker at the top of each hill and lighter at the bottom. 
After removing all the masks...a perfect inked circle!
The tree was cut with My Favorite Things Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio Die-namic.  It was cut from cream cardstock and then sponged with SU's Soft Suede ink so that the embossed bark texture is more visible.
For this tree only the two smaller sized leaves were used.
The sun coming up on a beautiful summer morning made me think of this sentiment from Verve:
"Morning by morning, new mercies I see."
Somehow it's easier to "see" the mercies on a sunny morning but they're just as real on a gray winter day like today! 
If my instructions aren't clear enough, please let me know...or if you think a photo tutorial would be helpful! 
Supplies include:
Papermill Shop White Linen cardstock
SU Lucky Limeade cardstock
SU Soft Suede ink
SU Yoyo Yellow ink
SU Cool Caribbean ink
SU Lucky Limeade ink
SUCertainly Celery ink
MFT Sheltering Tree and Leaf Trio Die-namic
Verve New Mercies
Versafine Black Onyx ink


seamom said...

WOW! I love your card, and thank you for the wonderful instructions.

seamom said...

Oh! I also wanted to tell you that the hymn from which the words come is a favorite of mine. "Great is Thy Faithfulnesss"

Melina said...

Hi Bridget! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)
Your creations are wonderful. Now, I can enjoy them on SCS and here at your blog! I'm a follower

Jami said...

love love love this!!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is stunning! Saving this in my notebook of faves!

Susie said...

I feel like I've been getting design lessons each time I see another one of your cards. It's wonderful! It takes a seasoned eye to pull together some of these unique ideas. The tree in the foreground gives the illusion that one is looking through a window to the outside world (wonderful perspective). And the sentiment couldn't be more perfect. A very encouraging card (even on a grey day) : )

blah said...

I absolutely love this one!