Sunday, July 19, 2009

Limelight Week 3 with Theresa Momber - Waterlily Reflection

Hi Stampers! It's Theresa again with my third Limelight post. Today's card features the Waterlillies set and Spring Ephemerals set. I used the reflection technique on this card and sponged a water background.

Here are the details...

I colored the lily using mostly colors found in the Crocus and Violet Copics Collections.

I started by coloring the deepest parts of the flower with V06.

Then I added V04, blending out from the previous color in small circles.

Added V12 in the same manner.

I finished with V01, leaving just a tiny bit on some of the petals completely un-colored. Then I used my blender pen to soften the transition to white.

After coloring the lily, I went over it with a Versa Mark pen and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Next, I stamped the leaves and used Copics from the Evergreen and Spring Greens Collections.


I used YG03, YG05, YG93 and YG99. Then I used my Versa Mark pen again, to go over the leaves, before embossing with clear.


To do the reverse image of the lily, I used the plastic sheet from my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the lily on the smooth side. Then, I turned the plastic sheet over and placed it where I wanted the reverse image, pressing down all over the image.

Sometimes I use a Mirror Image Stamp and sometimes I used the plastic sheet, like today. I have found that I get a crisper image from the Mirror Image Stamp, but the ink drys more quickly, so I have to work fast (huffing on the image before stamping helps). Whereas, with the plastic sheet, the ink stays wet, but the image is a bit smeary. Today, I wanted a less defined image, so I used the plastic sheet.



Here you can see the result after I lifted the plastic sheet. The embossing on the lily protected it from the ink when I did the reverse image.

I wanted the reflection to be a little lighter than the origianly image, so I just used the three lighter colors. I also went over the entire reflection with B41, to give it a slightly blue tinge.

After coloring, I heat embossed the reflection with clear embossing powder.

To sponge the background, I placed a post-it note across the paper, where I wanted the horizon line. Then I sponged some light blue.

Sponged some medium blue, keeping it light in the center.

Switched the post-it to cover the bottom and started sponging the sky with light yellow.

Next I sponged in some turquoise ink.

I removed the post-it mask and then sponged teal ink all around the edges, followed by some black.

Stamped some of the silhouette images from Spring Ephemerals around the edges, using turquoise ink.

I layered with a piece of black cardstock and added a flourish punch (EK Success). The card base is turquoise.

On the inside of the card, I added a piece of white cardstock and stamped the lily with lavender ink, then stamped the image in black on top.

Thanks so much for letting me share my project today. I'll see you next Sunday!

28 comments:

Marilyn Hitterman said...

THERESA - WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD! YOUR COLORING IS OUTSTANDING AND I'M SO THANKFUL YOU TOOK THE TIME TO TELL & SHOW US HOW YOU ACCOMPLISHED THIS LOOK. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST LOVELY & SOPHISTICATED CARDS I'VE SEEN! GREAT JOB, THERESA!!!

StampinCathy said...

Theresa...This is stunning and the tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks for this awesome inspiration.

Etha said...

WOW!!!!

KanataNewf said...

Just beautiful! I have used a brayer to create a mirror image but did not think to huff on the image before rolling it out!

Dawn Frost said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, its so elegant!

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Theresa, look at what you made me do to my computer!! I drooled all over it because my mouth was gaping open! :D I love all your postings, you are such a talented artist!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

absolutely stunning!!! Theresa does such beautiful work and I love her tutorials!

NancyK said...

Teresa - this is just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this technique - your card is drop dead gorgeous!

Sewflake said...

Theresa, what a beautiful moonlight night, I can hear the sound of water and cicatas. Very romantic and it has such a glow about it. Just stunning!

Silke said...

WOW - this is amazing - Teresa!!! Fabulous card and coloring!!! Hugs ~S~

ChristineCreations said...

I have to say Theresa...those colors together are just beautiful! It's a gorgeous and peaceful waterlily pond! Great work and a great tutorial.

Latisha said...

Totally gorgeous!!

JazzyH said...

That is beautiful. You are so talented.

leenda said...

Picture Perfect! I so appreciate your tutorial!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic card Theresa. Your reflection is wonderful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh! This glows like there's no tomorrow! It's gorgeous, and a wonderful tutorial, as well. Thank you!

Karen W said...

Wow I can't wait to try this, this is gorgeous and I was wondering what to do with that stamp. Beautiful!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous, Theresa!!!! Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing the details and yoru work of art!!! Beautifully done!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work again Theresa.
Charlene

Norine said...

this is a wow card for sure your coloring is amazing love everything about it
Hugs
Norine

Stamping Mutt said...

Woweee! So much detail! This so beautiful it should be framed! I don't think I'll ever be able to color like this, but at least I can marvel at artists like you. Thank you for sharing this beauty!

Alma =)

kreativeimagination said...

Marvelous project. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Makiko Jones said...

This is so amazing, Theresa!!
What a beautiful coloring!

Sandy Knecht said...

That lily card is so beautiful! I'm fond of water lilies. Awesome! What background paper was used on the Peony card? I relaly like that too. Good job by all. They are all beauties.

Lila H said...

Stunning!!!!! and what a great tutorial for a reflection image - love your sample!!!

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous Theresa.
Your fabulous creations always amaze me!! Love the tutorial.

Karen x

acreativeneed said...

Theresa, this is beautiful!! Fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely creation with us all!!
smiles,Deena

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