Wednesday, February 17, 2016

City Sunrise

Today's post is a card that actually took a while to come together. I was trying for another concept entirely, but flowers just aren't my thing and I couldn't make it work, so I took the colors and made it into something that works for me. A sunrise. New beginnings. Feels right to me. (This card was meant for something else entirely and if you saw my post when it actually went live at 5am - long story short, I didn't want to delete the post, but needed to change it into something else.)

When I finally stopped trying to force things and really looked at the colors I saw a sunrise. It's the way the sky looks here in Arizona when the sun starts to peek over the mountains. I'm fortunate that I live where I do (and unfortunate in other ways) because we have completely clear skies about 95% of the time. It makes for some spectacular sunrises and sunsets! I inked up the New York skyline stamp I had from Altenew in StazOn ink and I put my meager watercoloring skills to work with the water and sky. When it was all dry, I added the sentiment from the same set in gold heat embossing. I didn't use anything fancy for this card, just simple washes and a little bit of shadow on the buildings by going in with more color after the first wash had dried. It looks a lot more difficult than it really is. Believe me, if I can do it, you can, too!


  1. SO pretty!! Love the colors of your sunrise background! Beautiful!

  2. Amazing sunrise, just looks so realistic, great to have you as our GD at The Caed Concept x

  3. Gorgeous card, Rachel! So glad you could join us over at The Card Concept this month!
    Take Care!