Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunrise Inspired



I saw the most incredible sunrise on the way to work a few days ago and just HAD to create one on paper....of course, paper and ink can never be as grand as God's handi-work, but a girl's gotta try!! This image is from a new set by Our Daily Bread designs, called "Anchor". The water and sky were colored with sponge daubers, using masking around the image; the rest was colored with Stampin Up markers. The designer paper is "With A Bang" by Moxxie and was cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Eight die, the buttons are Basic Grey, the twill ribbon is by May Arts, and I used a Herringbone embossing folder by Cuttlebug for the Kraft layer.

I have used several challenges in the making of this card:
Shabby Tea Room: Inspiration photo...red, cream, gray, blue;
All Sorts: Inspired By Nature;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Dies;
Drunken Stampers: Dies;
Crafy Catz: One For The Men;
Stampin' Royalty: Mark It Up (Markers);
ColorQ: Color challenge;
Incy Wincy: 2 coloring mediums;
Etsy Inspired Challenge: this Tear Drop Tumbler from the Clayliscious store (some awesome ceramic goodies there!) caught my eye because of the ocean blue color against the brown;
Splitcoast's Inspiration Challenge: check out this awesome Beach Wallpaper from the WallTAT store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!!!

21 comments:

Chrissy said...

This card is beautiful, you have captured a sunrise beautifully, and I love your paper choices to keep the theme going. Really fabulous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, what a beauty! Jo x

Fleur said...

Wow, a great take on our nature challenge, looks very tranquil
Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Renee said...

What a pretty card. Thanx so much for joining us this week at Incy Wincy. Hope to see you back again soon.
Renee DT

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Angie! Love this beautifully colored scene. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week.

Debbie said...

So very pretty, Angie!! Love those yummy stripes and pretty coloring!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Sherry Kushibab said...

This card is as uplifting as the sunrise itself....Love the coloring and the stripes are so unexpected and wonderful.

Anita S. said...

Love the card! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColorQ this week :)

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful work - love the nautical theme and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Angella
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Hands On said...

Amazing colouring job. Love the paper piercing. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Amzing card! Your coloring is perfection! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

Hugs...
Melissa
TSTR Designer

Nicole said...

Pretty card - great color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Christina said...

You did such a lovely job with the sponging, Angella! I love the nautical striped paper and subtle embossed background you added. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Your colouring is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

de said...

Gorgeous card Angie. Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic card. Love the image and the papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Looovvee the stripes and the buttons. Adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired. :)

Jackie said...

Beautiful card & LOVE your coloring! Thanks for playing with Etsy this week!!!!!!

scotspanda said...

WOW this is gorgeous! Love it!

thanks for joining in with our nature theme this week @ Allsorts

hugs

Amanda xx

Ruby said...

What an unusual and lovely card! Your work is perfection! I love all of your paper piecing and your colouring is fabulous, especially yoru sky! Thanks for playing with us at EIC this week!!