Sunday, August 21, 2016

Outdoor Fun

Welcome to the August Amazing Journey Blog Hoppers Hop! This month’s theme is "Outdoor Fun." I'm so happy you're hopping along. If you arrived here from Betsye Rose’s blog, you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle.

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I love living in sight of (and within easy driving distance of) the Wet Mountains Range of the Rocky Mountains in south-central Colorado. This card is missing the beautiful pines, but the sunshine, the mountains, and Lake Isabel are all here. I used pan pastels to add color, and had to do a LOT of masking. I love how the pastels blend together - the blues in the lake, the green and brown of the shore.





I used one of the Journey
Rectangles stitched
dies to outline the
bottom of the banner.

These are just a FEW of the masks I
was working with.

Wilma Payne:

Carol Moffett Norby:

Becky Lemire:

Heather Flaherty:

Kim Lamos:

Christine Pennington:

Karen Seifert:

Allie Gower:

Ruth Cooper:

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  1. Cute card, and what a great tip for the end of the banner! TFS!

  2. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step tutorial. Beautiful, and serene card!

  3. Love your fun tutorial. I am just getting acquainted with Pan Pastels. They seem to be a lot of fun!

  4. Great tutorial! I used to live just east of Yellowstone Park and so miss the mountains. Not much here in southern Arizona! Love your card!

  5. Wow... this is awesome. Thank you for the tutorial, I am a visual learner, so this is perfect. Thanks for joining us this month for our hop. --Christine

  6. Very nicely done and super mini tutorial

  7. Love your card, awesome tutorial on the coloring and layering

  8. Very cool effect with all your masking. Love all the elements to this card.

  9. Very nice card!love the coloring. Thanks for the tutorial I will have to give this a try.

  10. Fabulous card! The masking work is spot on & the banner gives it pop.

  11. Love the scene you made with the Pan Pastels and stamps. So cool.

  12. Thanks for sharing all the steps and photos of making your card plus the picture of all the masks and using the corner of the die to cut the banner! Awesome card -- love it! To be honest, this is the first use of the pan pastels that i have seen that makes me think i just might need to add them to my list of supplies ... you used them so well to create the beach and lake that they no longer look like just one more papercrafters' fad but more like a usable, useful and needed tool!