Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Scenic Wetlands

I'm enjoying the new Wetlands stamp set! I love to color, and sponging a background gives me the same peaceful feeling as coloring.

The scene in this card was so easy to create! The important thing to remember with sponging is to start with a very light amount of ink, and slowly darken it to your liking.

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and stamped the images in Early Espresso. Next I punched out an 1 3/8" circle from the tack side of a Post-it note, placed it over the sentiment, and sponged on some So Saffron ink (then remove circle for the magic!). Next I sponged on Soft Suede, along the bottom, then a little higher with Old Olive (very lightly). I filled up the remaining space with Soft Sky.

For the goose, I used my blender pen and went over the head and neck with more Espresso, leaving white space to keep the sketched look. Then I continued to use the blender pen to lightly color follow next to the lines on the body. I switched to Suede, and followed the lines again. Last I used a white paint marker to add some highlights in the body, and the remaining Vanilla space in the body.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Stamps: Wetlands (126695 wood/ 126697 clear)
  • Paper:
    • Soft Sky card stock (131203) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    • Early Espresso card stock (119686) - 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) - 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Ink:
    • Early Espresso (126974)
    • Soft Suede (126978)
    • Soft Sky (131181)
    • So Saffron (126957)
    • Old Olive (126953)
    • White paint marker (non-SU)
  • Tools:
    • 1 3/8" circle punch (119860)
    • Stamping Sponges (101610)
    • Blender Pen (102845)
Wetlands (click to enlarge)

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