I hope that you're all enjoying your weekend.
It's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time it was my turn to choose a theme and I chose 'Lets Go Wild.' I've had an absolute blast making this card and fortunately, I did remember to stop and take some photographs along the way, so I'll be adding this one into my 'Tutorials' page. Let me show you the finished card:
Here's how I made it:
I started by stamping the Leopard with Versafine Black Onyx as it makes a really clear impression and I added a mask to protect him whilst I was colouring and stamping the background.
I masked off the Sun and then I used Ink Dusters to start adding colour to my background.
I removed the mask and then started to build up the colour and add some clouds over the sun to give a more natural effect. I always start with the lighter colours first, then build up colour gradually. As Barbara Gray would say "You can always add it but you can't take it away."
I used a Mountain Valley stencil to add the mountains; you can really see the picture starting to take shape now.
I then stamped the trees and animals. If I'm not quite sure where I want things to be placed, then I often stamp onto acetate and move it around against the background to see where the stamp works best. I decided to place the large tree behind the leopard to bring him into the foreground. I love the card at this stage and it could have been left here, and maybe a sentiment added, I think the leopard works equally as well without colour.
I coloured the leopard with inks and a little chalk, just to accentuate his nose. Finally, I stamped in the grass to complete the scene.
I'm really pleased with this one if I do say so myself and I really hope that you like it too.
Here is a photograph of the things that I used to create my card. There should also be some Distress Walnut Stain ink which I used to stamp the grass.
We would love you to join us in this challenge but please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so please don't use digital images or too many die cuts, just good old fashioned stamping, and lots of it!
Wishing you all a wonderful day x