Sunday, January 10, 2010

With Sympathy


I almost threw this one in the trash. I do not like the way the green shows through the trees, I tried adding a little color but got to heavy. But keep in mind I am trying to learn. I sponged rather than use a brayer. I have more control sponging, you don't get the same effect but Ill keep working at brayering. I started out with Gina K Pure Luxury white. Stamped Country Chapel-215G from stampscapes in black StazOn. From there I added the bottom part sponging and using Stamping Up inks Old Olive and Garden Green. On the sky I used Bliss Blue, Brilliant Blue and Night of Navy. I added just a tad of color around the image grass and trees. This is where I think I messed up. Using KOH-I-NOOR colored pencils and OMS added color to the church here and there. Using a White Opaque pen highlighted parts of the trees. Matted the image onto So Saffron then forest Green both from Stamping Up. The base of my card is again Gina K Pure Luxury White. I need a Sympathy card every now and then so thought that is what I will use this one for. Thanks for taking time to drop by, I do appreciate you and your comments! Y'all have a wonderful day.

12 comments:

Larisa said...

oh, don't worry the trees look naturally. I think this job is fantastic! All coloyrs are good )))

Linda said...

I like it a lot.. you did a great job!!!

Patti said...

How I ask can you not be happy with this? It's amazing.... beautiful scene! The sponging is perfect! I love it I tell ya it's cool!

Becky said...

Olga this is beautiful, love the shading.

Sue said...

You are amazing!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Personally, I think it's a beautiful card!!! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the choices you've made. Hope to see you again soon!
"Hugs" Granny

Payne Holler Cards said...

you're tooooo hard on yourself!!! I enlarged this pic and its great!! your sponging did its job and draws your eyes straight to the church...which just looks so lovely on a quiet spring day!!! funny how the ones we don't like everyone else does...dont trash it! send it my way :)))))

Cheri said...

What????? Throw it away???? No way!! This is awesome. Your shading really came out well and the blue/green blending is perfect. I agree with Linda, don't trash it.

Kelly said...

I can't believe you almost threw this one away. It's awesome!

Becky said...

Love it....great job with the sponging, too! I have no talent when it comes to brayering/sponging; for me, it is hit or miss, lol! Therefore, I don't try it very often but yours is awesome...looks very professional!!!

ArchivingAngel said...

Odamae~ this card is just so beautiful.
Looks like a soft artist rendering- so peaceful and sends a clear message of care, warmth & concern.
Thanks for sharing.
Sonia

Nina said...

love this one... so lovely, I have never even picked up a brayer, but have always loved the things I have seen made with this technique! I am glad you didn't toss this!