Happy Tuesday Inky Friends!
Sadly, today is our last sketch with the awesome Kimberly Crawford, but I really had fun with this one. It’s a simple, straightforward sketch, but I had an idea almost immediately and created my card last TUESDAY, which is NUTS for me. LOL! Usually it’s Saturday night and I’m stressing about it. hehe!
Anyway.. moving on… Here’s today’s sketch:
I played around with the Whispering Wings stamp set and decided to go with something a little more “masculine”. I seriously don’t do masculine cards because I have the hardest time with them, too, mainly because there are so many “girlie” stamps and images on the market and the masculine ones are usually “cheesey” or juvenile.
However, comma, but… the cattails in the Whispering Wings set worked out just perfectly for me for this card.
I took a little artist liberty with the sketch and elongated the focal point. 🙂
I inked the cattail image up on an Olive Green CTMH ink pad and then used a baby wipe to wipe the green off the actual cattails which I then colored with a brown marker and stamped onto a cream cs. I colored the cattails in with colored pencils and OMS. The image is stamped in Chocolate Ink by CTMH. Edges are distressed with Tim Holz’s tea dye distress ink.
The sand colored background needed some type of texture/depth, but I did not want to “sand distress” or “direct to paper ink distress”, so I fiddled around and came up with a cool technique that I will share with you in a tutorial on Wednesday. (It’s all typed up and ready to go!) Oh how this card was difficult to photograph to show the background detail. LOL!
Here’s a little close up at the background.
Be sure to check out the creations from our other lovely Skipping Stone designers!! (List on the right side bar of the blog.)
Inky Smiles! See you Wednesday!
Stamps – Skipping Stones Design Whispering Wings
Inks – CTMH Chocolate & Olive Green, Versamark
Miscellaneous – SU felt ribbon, fabric glue, misc paper scraps, watercolor pencils, OMS, metal paste.
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