I am home sick today with some kind of bug... fever, chills and aches. Yuck. I've been working extra long hours at work and rushing around in between to get everything else done - and it finally caught up with me! But a long nap and Tylenol helped a lot this morning, and at least now I finally get a chance to sit and slow down for a bit. It's true that if you don't get enough rest, your body will eventually make you take it!
When I saw the new stamp set Moon Lake, I knew I wanted to combine the swimming goose with the goose from the Wetlands set. I think the sketchy style of artwork is very similar between the two sets, and they go really well together!
To make this project, I first stamped the two geese onto a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I stamped them again onto a scrap of masking paper (I love Inkadinkado's masking paper) and cut them out. I placed the masks over the birds and then used a large Post it note to mask off the horizon. I used the direct-to-paper technique to drag the Soft Sky inkpad horizontally across the sky area. Then I repositioned the Post it note to cover the sky, and I sponged in the water with Pacific Point ink. I sponged some Old Olive and Mossy Meadow ink along the bottom, removed the masks and colored the geese with a Sahara Sand marker. I stamped the branchy leaves from the retired Simply Sketched stamp set (also chosen for its sketchy artwork style) in the top corners and colored them and the grasses in with a blender pen and Old Olive ink. Finally I added to the shadowing under the swimming goose with the lightest Night of Navy blendability marker.
I hope you enjoyed today's card! Stay well, and thanks for stopping by!
Note: Due to quality control issues, Stampin' Up! is no longer carrying the Blendabilities. Instead, try the Stampin' Write markers, or color with blender pens/aquapainters and reinkers!