Friday, July 15, 2011

JAI#76 - Inspirational Photo

This week over at Just Add Ink Delys has provided us with an "inspirational photo" and isn't it a spectacular view? We were to use this photo as our inspriation for a creative project this week.


Living near the beach myself, and always eager to improve my brayering and sponging skills, I decided to make a water scene and really enjoyed making a reflection of my main image...what do you think?


I had to wait several days to photograph my card in the spot that I thought most appropriate, on our balcony, because it has been so windy and rough this past week that my card would have just kept falling off the balcony before I could get the photo taken. As I was so happy with my picture I didn't want to crop it down to a standard card size, I left it as a larger card.

Hop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see what other great projects the Design Team were inspired to create and then link up your project, using the photo as your inspiration.

18 comments:

Paula said...

A beautiful, restful scene Mae! Your brayering and sponging do not need improving - they are perfect! I can just see myself on that yacht right now ♥

Renée M-B. said...

This is just gorgeous

Leigh said...

Mae, I just love your card. Absolutely fabulous.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What do I think? I think this is absolutely sensational. You have really 'hit the nail on the head' with the inspiration challenge.

t_bar_star said...

What a great male card. I love how you reflected the boat. And can I just say, what an amazing view you have from your balcony! Theresa x

KimB said...

I am defintiely in awe of your brayering skills Mae - what a lovely card, you've truly captured the spirit of the seaside.
Kim xxx

Karen said...

Mae I love your card, the mirror image is great. I too love my brayer but still need more practice

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Mae your card is absolutely stunning!!!
I love your brayering/sponging and the reflection is just wonderful. Brilliant work!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Mae, you card AND your balcony are spectacular!!!! Your sky is so incredibly well done! How did you get the reflection of the sail on the water???

Mae Collins said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments. Here is how I made the reflection on the water...
I made the boat reflection by first stamping it on to my Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet and then quickly turning it over and running my brayer over the back to impress the image on to my card, which made it lighter than if I had of inked it straight on to my cardstock. Then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my main image, I reinked my stamp of the boat and stamped it directly on to my cardstock positioned just above the reflection. Ta daa! It works a treat, you should try it.
I was pushed for time to do my post which is why the details are not there. Maybe when I have some time I will do a photo tutorial on how I did the reflection...but don't hold your breath waiting at the moment, life is rather busy!

Anonymous said...

in reality all you really have to do is look out that window dont ya - an ya get a mirror image - very nice indeed! Andrea & da dogs!

Marlena M. said...

This is so incredible! Thank you for the instructions! ;)

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delighful Mae. Love all the different elements you used, fantastic card.

Nikki Spencer said...

And you should be happy with it! it is absolutely perfect Mae. Turning a little green now at your brayering skills too..:0) Not to mention that delightful view!

mona99 said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love how you created the background and the refelction in the water. I also think the colours work really well together. A totally amazing card.

Christine Blain said...

What a great job you've done with this card, Mae! Your sponging of the clouds is perfection. Love the tranquil scene you've created; just beautiful.

Karenliz said...

WOW WOW and WOW I love the reflection. It's a stunning card! I just love it.

Patrice said...

WOW Mae! Your brayering is awesome, this card is stunning. Don't doubt your talent. I wish I could make something half as beautiful as this.

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