ReflectionsPosted: September 5, 2011
The photography section of the National Geographic website is full of breathtaking photos. One caught my eye a couple of days ago and inspired the following card. You can see the photo by Macduff Everton here.
I took a few stamper’s liberties in recreating the photo as I was limited by the stamps I had. I masked the top and bottom of the card then place a mask across the line of reflection to create the top part of the scene first. Using three tones of brown I sponged the sky , hill and ground then added the trees.
After moving the centre mask I sponged the reflections. I then re-stamped the trees on the plastic positioning sheet that comes with stamp-ama-jig. I placed the sheet upside down and ink side down below the line of reflection and rolled over it with a brayer to transfer the image. I know, I know a photo tutorial would explain it much better than me!
The National Geographic site has also inspired me to try and take some reflections shots of my own. I hope you enjoy your long weekend, if you have one. It’s back to school tomorrow for everyone here. Thanks for dropping by and thanks for leaving comments here; I love to read them and follow the trail back to your creations when I can.
Stamps: Little stamp of four trees I acquired somewhere, Thank you Kindly (SU)
Inks: Crumb cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU)
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory