Stamp sets: Balloon Builders
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla & Pumpink Pie
Ink: Black Memento, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive
Punches: Circles, Cupcake Builder, Owl Builder & Arrow
Techniques: Masking & Sponging
Use post-it notes (sticky notes) and a circle punch for the sun, then I used a piece of acetate cut into a wave to mask the horizon. Using So Saffron, ink up a sponge and tap off the excess ink, then apply the ink in soft circular motions, gradualy adding more until your happy with the results.
Cut some cloud shapes into the sticky side of the post-it-notes and place them on the sides. Ink up the sponge with Soft Sky, tap off the excess ink and lightly add the Soft Sky to the area just above the So Saffron sun glow. Remember you can always add more ink, so build the colour gradually with soft circular motions.
Next use some Marina Mist ink to fill in some more of the sky. These colours look better when slightly overlapped. Continue using the same technique, tapping off and circular motions.
Add some Temtpeing Turquoise to brighten the sky.
A bit of Pacific Point toward the top of the sky.
The sky is always a deep shade of blue when you look up high.
Optional; I like to go back over all the colours in the reverse order (darkest to lightest) to really help the blending, this also fills in any little white bits left behind and intensifies the colour.
Remove the cloud masks.
Using the opposite side of the cloud masks, place them inside the clouds to create a layering affect.
The inverted cloud masks I had were a bit small, so I added some extra post-it notes to mask more of the area.
I used Soft Sky to lightly sponge in a layer of clouds.
Remove the masks.
Place the inverted cloud masks on a bit lower to create another layer.
Repeat the inking with Marina Mist, so these clouds stand a little from the others.
Remove the cloud masks.
Remove all masks.
This time we're covering the sky, so flip the horizon mask over if it fits, or make sure to cut the first one from a big enough piece to use half for the ground & the other half for the sky.
I like to use more post-it notes to hold the mask in place.
Sponge the ground with Pear Pizzazz.
Move the mask down a bit (I used both top & bottom of the mask, even though you can't really see it in the photo) and sponge some Old Olive between the masks.
Move the masks down a bit a repeat.
Remove all masks. Stamp a greeting on a clear patch of sky.
Layer the sponged scene onto card stock that matches at least one of the characters.