Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday - Creating a 'Scene'

Today on Shelly's Images Tutorial/Technique Tuesday
I'd like to share with you how I like to 'Create a Scene' using sponges and ink.

Heavy cardstock was used as masking 
to sponge on a lighter blue ink 
to create a 'horizon' line between the sky & water.

 The white cardstock was then turned and masking was 
repositioned on the same 'horizon' line so darker blue ink 
could be added (as the deeper water).

 Using the same masking, the 'torn' edge was used to 
create the 'sand' line with the brown ink.

 By positioning your masking back over the 'sand line'
and using a DARKER brown ink, I have used this 
Ala Art stamp to create 'lines in the sand'.

Again, repositioning your straight cut masking
on the horizon line and using the same Ala Art stamp,
I have created ripples in the water.  This stamp
is designed to use as SAND when stamped one direction
and WATER when flipped around and stamped the other direction.

By laying a clean piece of masking on the same 
'horizon' line, I have sponged with coral ink 
to create a 'sunset' effect.

By laying you masking back on the 'horizon' line, 
stamp the sun 'going down' and a few 'wisps' in the sky
using a foam sponge pod.

Now all that is left is to add some wildlife and watercraft
 to complete my scene. 

(NOTE: A white Prisma pencil was used along the 'surf' line  for added dimension.)

And here is my completed project.
This is a LOT OF FUN and can certainly be adapted to utilize digi images as well.
Why not give it a try ... and when you do, we would LOVE to see your creation!

Please be sure to come back Thursday for another TERRIFICALLY THRILLING THURSDAY CHALLENGE here at Shelly's Images!  Hope to see you there!


  1. Totally awesome, its like Bob Ross with paper and ink!!!! Beautiful, just beautiful. Hugs, Dawn

  2. Fantastic tutorial, gives me a little confidence to give the technique a try, thanks. Hugs lin

  3. Oh wow what a fabulous result your card is amazing and a great tutorial:)x

  4. Wow! Gorgeous work. I've been wanting to do a scene on a couple of cards, but I wasn't sure where to get started. Who makes the "Art Ado" stamp? I'd love to get one, myself, too. Hugs, dj

  5. Hi DJ ... thanks for your kind comments ... so glad you liked the tutorial. If you are referring to the stamp that I used to create the lines in the water/sand ... that stamp is by a company called ALA ART. I found it at a local stamp store in Zoar, Ohio. I'm not sure where you'd find it online but if you'd like for me to pick one up for you and mail it to you, send me a direct email and we will discuss it. akadafney@yahoo.com
    Thanks again for stopping by and for your comments!