Saturday, 11 September 2021

Dragons and Ladybugs!

Whimsy Stamps released this sweet Garden Dragons Stamp Set yesterday.  That face is all I'm saying!

I created a little scene for him by inking up a panel of Bristol Smooth - I use the cheaper Canson Bristol Smooth pads at £6 for 20 sheets and keep the Strathmore for colouring.  The Canson works a charm for ink blending!

I then inked up a piece in Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn then die cut it using the Build a Fairy Garden Die Set, then die cut a scrap of card and used that as a stencil to ink in some grass for texture.  This was then die cut using the Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set and added a die cut sun from the Up in the Clouds Die Set that I coloured with copic markers.

Copic colours used:

Sun: Y17, 15, 13, 11 and an orange pastel pencil for extra shading
Dragon: W5, 3, 1, 0; R46, 27, 14; Y15, 13, 11

After I had photographed this card I realised it's almost a carbon copy of this one I did a while back, and that doesn't really surprise me.  My hubby has been so very poorly again that I don't know whether I am coming or going.  He was admitted to hospital again yesterday after an 11 hour wait in casualty, not fun in the middle of a pandemic.  It's reached the point that something had to give so I've had to make some choices and, as much as I didn't want to, I have had to stand down from the Whimsy design team.  This past year has taken a huge toll on us both and so although I will still make some me time in my craft room, my posts will be shorter and more sporadic.  I do have a whole folder of cards sat there waiting to be posted so there will still be posts up on my blog, just not DT stuff.