Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunrise over the river

We are continuing our September Dusk to Dawn theme at Craft a Scene
Sunrise over the river - Layers of ink
I set out to make a sunrise card, but it might look more like sunset. The scene is stamped on glossy cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. The focal stamp is the new Stampscapes River stamp and I filled out the sides with the Sedge Cluster and the Sedge Filler. Both of these two stamps are great when it comes to filling out a scene. The scene is coloured with dye inks, using a Colorbox Stylus tool. As usual I started with the lightest colours (Lemonade and Willow) and gradually added darker colours. I used yellow, orange, red and purple for the sky and repeated the same colours in the water. The water ripple stamp was stamped with orange ink, if you look closely you can see that it shows also on the darker inks, giving a nice look to the water.

Highlights were added with a white gel pen and mist and shine by dry-brushing pigment ink on the scene.

Thank you for looking! There is still plenty of time to join us this month.

Happy Stamping!


Stamps: Stampscapes: Cattails 016B, Cattails Lg. 017D, Oak Branch 203G, Water Pattern 231C, Sedge Filler 251C,  Cabin Sm. 248A, Loon with Reflection 262A, Sedge Cluster Sm. 265D, Gulls 302A, River 320G
Ink: Adirondack: Lemonade, Purple Twilight, Willow, Oregano, Slate, Pitch Black; Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint; Jenni Bowlin: Lemon Drops, Lavender Sachet; Colorbox Frost White
Surfaces: Kromecote glossy cardstock


  1. Enchanting, Anna-Karin... whether it's sunrise or sunset it's a beautiful sky, and I love the scattered white flowers and highlights.
    Alison x

  2. Buttercup scene , stunning colouring. Love the water and shadow and the filler stamps. Gorgeous. Tracy x

  3. Wow! Stunning use of colours and stamping. I agree with Alison I don't think it matters when it's this goog.
    Amanda x

  4. what a fab card ! love your colors
    greetings, martina

  5. Such an amazing creation, love the colours.

  6. Gorgeous picture. Love the colors and the new stampscape stamp. I just ordered some and didn't see this one. Will have to get it now. Thanks for showing it. Edna

  7. Truly beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Pragtig Anna-KArin! Ek hou van die kleure ook!


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