Does this look like a photograph? It's not! I got out my Stampscapes stamps to play with and make a "man card". You know what I mean! A card that wouldn't offend a man's manly sensiblities! That means no ribbons, or stitching, or lace. Or bunnies or fancy flourishes. LOL! Stampscapes just fit the bill for a masculine card, which is fitting since it was a man who drew the stamp designs.
I used five different Stampscapes stamps for this card to make up the scene. Colorbox's Clearsnap stylus tools were used to apply the dye inks directly to paper. I used a bunch of inks, but mainly they were light pinks and blues. Stampin' UP! inks can be used, which I did, but I feel that if you're going to make a lot of these scenes, Ranger inks work better because they take longer to dry and, thus, can be more easily blended.
When I do landscapes scenes, I first study pictures of sunrises, or whatever look I want to achieve, to see how God does it. You can do a search on Webshots for sunrises, sunsets, night sky, whatever. I also study other stampers' works to help me get an idea of what color should go where. Michelle Zindorf is one stamper in particular whose art I love to study.
Ink: various blue and green dye inks, Vivid, SU, and Ranger inks
Paper: glossy white, navy, Cool Caribbean and Basic Black card stock
Accessories: Colorbox Stylus Tool