Thursday, 2 August 2018

Peaceful Palm Tree with Video

Hi everyone and welcome!  I'm back with a card using the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the wonderful Jen Brum.  Check out her sketch - it's very cool!

So, I sort of enlarged the squares on Jen's sketch because I wanted to create a scene on my card - like looking through a window.

I used a stitched square die to die-cut four windows from a white panel and then set to work on my scene.

I used Distress Inks to create my beach scene onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and once I was done ink-blending, I added some "sand" with a stamp from Distressed Patterns, then added foam and waves with a white gel pen.  I stamped, colored and die-cut the palm tree and set that aside.

I stamped a sentiment and some birds before adding both panels onto the card base.  Finally I adhered the palm tree and called it done.  I have a video of how I made this card and also how I worked out where to cut the "window panes" if you're interested.  You can watch below or over on YouTube.

I'm entering this into Addicted to CAS's Summertime challenge (hope it's CAS enough!)

Thanks for visiting!  Head on over and check out how the rest of the DT have used this sketch - I hope you'll give it a go, too!

Products used:

Stamps:  Penguins in Paradise, Distressed Patterns (MFT), My Monthly Hero June 2018 (Hero Arts), Special Delivery (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Extreme Black, Grout Gray (MFT), Unicorn White (Hero Arts), Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Penguins in Paradise, Inside/Out Stitched Squares (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, White Gel Pen 


Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful beach scene, Karren! I love how you added texture to the sand and how the seagulls are stamped inside and outside of the aperture ;) Thanks again for another great video tutorial...I always learn something from you!

Barb Ghig said...

I'm sorry...I meant to add: Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery!

Linda Callahan said...

Wish I had this gorgeous scene outside my window! This is beautiful!

Jen Brum said...

This card is gorgeous Karren! I just love that beach scene! Palm trees are my favourite!!! Your colouring - amazing as always!!

Amy O said...

I love how you've made a window with the sketch! And the scene from the window is beautiful. I love the whitecaps on the water and the detail on the sand. Beautifully done, Karren!

Aileen said...

Another great card Karren, love the design through the window.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Love this beach scene. And I'm so impressed that you drew the waves and foam yourself! Next step: designing your own stamps!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Great video and thanks for this, a gorgeous result...have to follow you now..your blog is awesome.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is awesome! Especially that fabulous and totally realistic scene you've created! love it to pieces!