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Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in basket of wishes, The Wilderness Awaits, thinking of you | 5 comments

Thinking of you…

Sometime I look around my studio and think about what I have on hand to make a card with…I keep all sorts of papers that I have practiced on.  And sometimes you just need a little insperation toget the creative juces flowing again. And I find “lost” paper to be a great jumping off point.  Lost because, normally it is something I watercolored that wasn’t right for a project so it got set aside….Today’s card came from lost paper. I was working on thinking of you cards over the weekend and just could not quite get what I wanted together…so I looked around the room and found this background still attached to a board in the floor… Then had a A-ha moment!!! I knew exactly what I wanted to do…

The Wilderness Awaits Stamp Set

I love the sketched look of this set.  It makes me so very happy seeing all these majestic animals. That fox has the most pearcing eyes… And the hound looks like it could be my Daisy…the mallard duck remindes me of home aand my cousin Brannon and his Dad…His Dad would have loved that duck…But, it was the Elk I wanted to use…

The background was watercolored with the new watercolor pencils.  I taped down the peice of paper to give the watercolored area deffante edges.  This background was originally created for the Hot Air balloon in the Lift me up set. I decided for a bolder background that day. You can see that card here

I stamped the Elk with Arcival Basic Black ink and added some color to him with the same pencils. 

Then I fiddled around a long time with the bottom of the card. Adding twind and banners and what not…trying to make it more…in the end, I just stamped the sentament and used a black pen to extend the rock… The lessesn learned is….less is more. When you have a great stamp you do not always have to add a lot to it. The images stand on there own! 

The sentament is from Basket of Wishes. I have been using it a lot lately. 

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Thank you for stoping by today. 

Peace and Much Love, 

Jennifer

5 Comments

  1. Jennifer! Not once have I ever wanted this stamp set, but…this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love everything about it. You are such an amazing artist! <3

  2. I have this set UNOPENED! I will definitely be getting it out now! Thanks for always inspiring me to do more! It is perfect. I love the solitary image of the elk against the water color sky. No embellishments needed.

    • You need to open it and use these guys! They are awesome

  3. Love this clean and simple design! Great as a masculine card. The watercoloring adds so much. Wonderful work! Isn’t it fun to go back to something and suddenly the light comes on with an idea!

    • Kathy, yes it is always fun to see what comes of the pieces I hold on to! Thank you for your kind words

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