Grassy sunsetPosted: May 20, 2009
I created this scene a week or so ago but did not get it made into a card until the other day. There are no flowers or butterflies so I decided to created a card for Sharon’s “For the Guys” challenge. Aside from a scene which would work for a man I needed a little bit of string or rope somewhere. I actually unraveled the natural hemp twine and used one strand which gave it the nice wavy look.
The scene is done on watercolour paper which I embossed first. I inked the grass with Artichoke first and then versamark so I could emboss in clear. As the watercolour paper was fairly course the embossed image is not sharp. I don’t have a circle stamp that size for the sun so I punched a circle out of a scrap and then used it as a stencil to stamp the versmark pad through before embossing in clear. After embossing I soaked the whole piece with water and started dropping and spreading inks across the paper with a large paintbrush. The only Stampin Up ink I used was Always Artichoke, the others are Winsor and Newton drawing inks. The size is suitable for a business size envelope, and hopefully suitable for a guy!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Fundamental Phrases
Inks: Versamark, Always Artichoke, Winsor & Newton drawing inks
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream, Watercolour paper
Also: Natural hemp twine, Clear e.p.