Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mountain View

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There is something so majestic about seeing mountain wildlife in their element, and today we have an amazing scenic set to show off to you.  It's an elk standing ready with a beautiful mountainside in the background - that's the centerpiece of this 4" by 3" set penned by Lauren Pope.  Perfect for the guys in your life, this set features one main image as well as three sentiments. We think you'll love Mountain View.


I really enjoyed creating with this set and I hope you can tell in the card.  I began by stamping in the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Classic Ivory, then die cutting it out with our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die.  It fits perfectly.  Then I began by colouring in the buck like a normally do.  For the background though, I wanted to do something a little different to the scenery.  I started with my lightest colours of Copics and did a light layer of those colours in the areas I wanted to add the deepest color, just straight colouring.  That provided a nice base and some direction to where I wanted to do the pointillism.  It gives that muted dreamy effect to the mountains and trees that I really like.  

I framed it out with some of our new gray cardstock -   Color Made Easy Cool Neutrals, some of our Classic Kraft, some Bo Bunny Designer Paper and finally laying it all on some gorgeous Color Made Easy Evergreen.  I love all the rich shades.  


Simple accents finish it all off because I wanted it to remain with that masculin feel, Smoke Grey seambinding and a button with some linen thread.  

Because I was playing around so much with colour I used a lot of Copics.  Well worth it though, it was a lot of fun to do!









We think it's an impressive and stately image and the rest of our Design Team is ready to show it off to you bringing it to life!

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41 comments:

guilinger2 said...

beautiful card, and great stamp for my Colorado cards.

flourishes said...

My jaw dropped...this is just stunning. Thanks for all you do for Flourishes.
Jan Marie

Theresa said...

Your coloring really makes this great image stand out. Must try the pointillism technique. Great card!

Kim said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring, and I like the wood like panel in the bg. Beautiful card Christine!!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous image. Fabulous layout, love all the details.

Tamara D said...

Wonderful job on this card! Love it!!

KimCreate said...

Wow, Christene! This card is gorgeous. I love this new image but I'm a little afraid of how to color it. I like how you did it!

alicaz said...

Wonderful! Your coloring is stunning and the whole card worth framing!

Conniecrafter said...

Great masculine feel and love the texture and paper in the background to go with your image!

Marsha Reed said...

Fantastic card! Love your coloring and the different elements of the card.

Sue D said...

Very majestic card!

JoanneO said...

Love your "manly" card although it is prefect for any outdoor enthusiast. I never would have thought to use the dot technique. Love the coloring and the use of all the layers.

Joan V said...

Christine, this is awesome, as usual. Just perfect for this season and a masculine card.

Pattie J. said...

Awesome, image, and Awesome coloring. magnificently done.

Petti said...

Love the embellishments with this card. Very pretty!

Nancy said...

What an absolutely fabulous card. I just LOVE this stamp set. Your coloring is beautiful with the pointillism. I wish I could master that technique!

Cheryl O said...

So perfectly put together, just love this!!!

TLady said...

WOW CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS IMAGE!!!! FOR SURE, it WILL BE on my TO GET list!:) We were running out the door this morning & I checked my e-mail...saw yours & the description & JUST HAD TO take a BETTER peek! WELL, that led me to peek at EVERYONE'S CARDS on the list!!!! :) I think this is a GORGEOUS IMAGE!!!!!! You've colored it WONDERFULLY with the Piontillism!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! (I EVEN showed it to my husband!!! My "Outdoorsman!" HE LIKES!!!!!) :)I can SEE MYSELF making him LOTS OF CARDS WITH THIS!!! AND I can see HIM USING THIS IMAGE on his Leather goods TOO!!!!!!!!:)

tcash said...

Beautiful card, and the work with copics and the overall makeup make for a gorgeous image. Inspiring!

loyaz said...

This is an incredibly beautiful image - especially great for those of us with 'outsdoorsment' in the family.
loyaz at yahoo dot com

Makiko Jones said...

This is so gorgeous!! Your coloring is breathtaking, Christine! I love the all wildlife papers and colors!

Ida said...

Fabulous look with the Pointillism style. I've never done that before but it looks really cool on your card. Perfect accents as well for that masculine feel.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous card Christine! Love the colours you used to showcase this great new image.

Heather said...

This is so beautiful!! I love that die shape and the ruffled ribbon. And that woodgrain strip is perfect for this card.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your pointillism scenery is gorgeous! I have done it for plain backgrounds but never thought to color images with it. Stunning!

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

What a gorgeous creation Christine! Your coloring is just great! Beautiful

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oh Christine... he's so handsome! I love the way you added your colour to your background - cool dots of colour! Stunning!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! The pointillism looks fabulous on this scene! Gorgeous artwork Christine!

Rosy Newlun said...

Stunning Christine! Love the pointillism, stitches and all the textures! Great coloring on the elk, too!

Ava Gavloski said...

love this stamp set.... beautifully showcased.

Joyce Casaldi said...

I'm seeing this card everywhere! Pinterest, SCS favorites, and thereis no wonder why!mits gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

This is amazing, Christine! I love how you added to the image to make an amazing scene. I think I need you to give me a pointillism lesson for sure! :)

HappyCrafter said...

Great card! I like the colours and wood grain paper you've used as accents.

Nana Griffin said...

Love it!

Cheryl said...

Another beauty, Christine! Love the strip with the woodgrain, and the ruffle is beautiful. Wonderful job on the pointillism. I need to learn to do that! :)

Julie Koerber said...

I was so lucky to see this one in real life! It's just as beautiful here -- fabulous layout and colors girl -- this is one keeper of a card!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous and creative! Girl...you got skilz!!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Love the way you colored this Christine, the wood grain piece is awesome.

Silke Ledlow said...

You rocked this set Christine! Awesome coloring...the added trees look like they belong there!!!

Parker said...

A great job of coloring, and this stamp set is super for the men in our lives.

stampqueen said...

Incredible flooring! Love it!!!