Monday, 21 October 2013

Yorkshire? Or Tuscany?

Had a thoroughly enjoyable day here in North Yorkshire.
A drive to Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle certainly opened my bleary eyes! What views! And what a fantastic art collection!
So here's a panoramic sunset you might enjoy, using just
A few Adirondack ink pads: Black, Bottle, Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Caramel,
Make-up sponges and a Speedball brayer
Mask off an area with the low tack masking tape.
Tear a hill out of copy paper using a ruler.
Starting at the bottom, sponge hills into place, using a range of colours.
Keep going, all the way up, a hill at a time. Just keep moving the torn paper up the way.
Add a post-it moon.
Load your Brayer with Butterscotch and load the sky.
Ink up the Poplar trees with a black Archival and plant them in rows, smallest to the back.
Using the smallest tree, let's add shadows.
Ink up in black Archival, blot twice for the back trees furthest away, and once for the trees which are closer. Place at the base of each tree, at an angle away from the sun.
Remove the masking tape
Trim the cardl eaving a white border.
Mount on green and white card.
Using the torn paper, continue the hills onto the white surround, but avoiding the white frame.
Continue adding background hills all the way up. Makes a great matching background paper.
Easy to make, and not much tackle required.
Which is a good thing, don't you think?

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic...never done Tuscany but have done Yorkshire....I think it could be both! I love the continuation of the hills....loving your blogs

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  2. Lovely Card Barbara. And the Blog too x

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  3. Beautiful Barb love the outside of the box hills too - lovely picture . keep em coming xx

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  4. Barbara Gray !! It has to be said .... do your talents know no boundaries ??? You absolutely never fail to amaze me, this is fantastic !!!

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  5. Stunning, love the colours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Love the colours on this card. x

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  7. Fantastic. Love it all, thanks for the idea; x

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  8. This looks like great fun, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas.

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  9. I really love this Barbara, I would have this one on my wall not a card. I am going to give it a go. xxx I got another follower yesterday! Sam (sorted)

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  11. beautiful again love the colours xxx

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  12. love this. to me it says tuscany but you might have other ideas. the colours are so vibrant and natural. love it xx

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  13. This is fabulous Barbara ........ definitely Tuscany. Love how you've carried on the hills outside of the frame. xx

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  14. Stunning landscape, no matter where it is it's beautiful x

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  15. Gorgeous. Less really is more. Can't wait to try this too x

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  16. Aye Lass ! The Jobs a Good-Un ! x

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  17. Wow, I love this, you break it down so well and make it so much easier to follow, I've got lots of homework to do x

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  18. How beautiful Barbara. Strangely you are in Yorkshire and Tim Holtz is in Tuscany. Xx

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  19. This is lovely Barbara! I like how you extend it out of the page! xx

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  20. This is fab, its definitely got to be Yorkshire xxxx

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  21. Brilliant again Barbara. Fab landscape, effort Tuscany.

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x