We all love adventure! For some it’s canoeing, hiking, fishing, or other amazing out-door activities that gets their hearts a pumping. For others is the unpredictability of everyday life that draws them in. The chance to make each day new and exciting by simply embracing what is right in front of them. Embracing every moment of life. The awesome highs and the lows. I kinda lay somewhere in between the two. I love the adventure of something new. Like hiking or canoeing in a different spot or trying a new technique with cards. Or painting. Painting is always an adventure of trial and error. I adore sketch style of stamp. Buy almost every one in this style. But, then I’m not quite sure how to make them look as wonderful as they should. I love the sketched look. But, I’m really not sure what to do with it. It is always fun experimenting and seeing what comes out of the time with these stamps. My most resents addition to the sketched look stamp collection is, Nature Sings. A beautiful NEW stamp set!!! It is perfect for holiday crafting.
Last Saturday, I was working with the Natures Sing stamp set while working on Christmas cards (I Know) I was thinking about all the possibilities this set has. It would be a great Masculine Birthday or thank you. I decided to pair it with Dare to Dream. Christmas card coming soon! Promise you…
This set is so fun because you can build phrases together. For the perfect sentiment. Like “let the adventure begin” or “you are sweet as can be” I used “Everyday is an adventure”
- The moose is stamped in Basic Black on watercolor paper
- I used Wisteria Wonder as the sky. A simple wash of color is a great way to create a background for the moose.
- The last step was to add some texture with the Soft Suede. With a wet paint brush and a little ink. I added splashes of color.
Card making is always an adventure. There are very few true mistakes. While making this card I got ink on the banner. Normal, I would start over and make that element of the card again! But, trying to embrace what happens, I decided to grunge the banner instead of replacing it. I have been trying to learn different ways to add bows to cards. This card did not seem right for a “traditional” bow. So, I created a little bow like element. I’m not sure that I actually like it…I am though trying to embrace its prescience.
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