"The View"

Wednesday. May 12, 2010

I have a lot of stamps. I don't have a favorite company, I just pick stamps that appeal to me at that moment. The stamps that I have choosen for todays card are from "Great Impressions". The theme is japanese. And here is the card;

"The View"

The card is made up of three stamps, the scene,geisha and side border. I started out by coloring all of my images with Copic Markers. For the cut out on the scene I used a Spellbinders die called "Classic Scalloped Paisley". I used the largest die even though it was to large the left side of the scene was covered by the decorative embossed strip. Next I cut out the geisha on my Glass Mat with an xacto knife. I like using the Glass Mat for cutting out image because I get a smoother cut and no drag on the knife.

For the base of the card I used a Stamp'n Up "Brushed Gold cardstock. The background was from a paper pad from "DCWV" called "The Far East Stack". The chinese coins I picked up at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry department. The edges around the scene were airbrushed with BG10 and B01. After all of the images were ready, assembly started. First the scene was adhered, then the side strip was applied. The geisha was popped up and the coins applied.

The colors use were all Copic except for a little glitter pen used on the mountain and the water. The Copic Clors used were;

Gown; V12,V15,V17
Obie; YR15,YR18
Skin; E51,E53,E55
Umbrella; G03,G05,G07
Trees & Grass; G02,G09,G00
Roof; E07
Water; BG02, BG10
Sky; B000,B01
Bridge; E11,E35
Mountain; V000,V01,W1

Wow, that's a lot of colors, but the scene dictates it. I love these built up scenes and they are not hard to do. Just a little planning.

Hope you enjoy the card. Remember your comments are always appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

10 Response to ""The View""

  1. Lisa says:
    May 12, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Wow! Bob! This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are magnificent and I love the paper choice!

  2. Tammy D says:
    May 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Very nice.

  3. Anonymous Says:
    May 12, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Oh Bob...I LOVE all the detail on this card!!! So full of color and detail!!!!!!!

  4. Kathy Billings says:
    May 12, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Bob...I love the stamps and the way you put them together. As usual your coloring is awesome.

  5. KymKreates says:
    May 13, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    Bob, I have a soft spot in my heart for anything Asian but you have exceeded what I have even envisioned. Beautiful!!!

  6. Sue says:
    May 14, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    This is beautiful! I love Asian themed cards. Excellent color choices and coloring.

  7. Joynana says:
    May 14, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Bob, this is a beautiful scene. I want to grow up and have your talent. Thanks for sharing.

  8. SoMd Cricut Fan says:
    May 18, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Love your cards, Bob. Thanks for sharing your work.

  9. Sara says:
    May 19, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Oh Bob, I love how you put stamps together and how many different types of stamps you collect! I am slowly working on that part of my collection! Your coloring and shading are absolutely wonderful! Happy Creating! Sara

  10. Deborah March says:
    June 21, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    STUNNING! Beautiful design, wonderful colouring, just a LOVELY card!

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