Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day


Yesterday was World Card Making Day. Of course we had plans to go somewhere! I just had to make one card at least. I got up early and made this card. I feel like it needs something, either some crystal effects or some stickles or something shiny or sparkly! I spent some time trying to figure out how to do the "light thing" - you know like Thomas Kincaide painter of light does with his pictures. I need to research this and find out how to do it, the only thing I can figure is to use brighter colors in those areas but how do you decide what areas? I am finally getting a glimpse of a clue on how to do shadowing (and I am by no means accomplished in that) but this one is hard. I couldn't sleep last night (what's new with my snoring hubby LOL!) and watched CreationScapes on Daystar at 3am and really payed attention to where the light came through the trees and where it hit the waters and the birds and it was pretty random. Most of the time thought it seemed the tree trunks and grass were shady and the leaves were sunny. Other than that a spot of sun might go through the leaves to the ground but gosh, that is way beyond me to color in a cornucopia LOL! I have seen a lot of beautiful cards on Splitcoast from the challenges yesterday, check them out! Here is a link to the cards in the challenges: World Card Making Day Gallery.

5 comments:

Erin (fishlips) said...

Wow what a very stunning card, The colors are so eye-cathing...

jan said...

This is a wonderful card. We are going to a pumpkin carnival/festival this weekend in Calabasas. You should send this one to your mom, it's beautiful.

Cheryl said...

I love this card!

DART said...

Beautiful card! Turned out great! Hope you got some sleep the next night...zzz

papersunshine said...

Thanks so much for all the kind comments! Sleep is fickle LOL!