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Friday, January 11, 2008

Arctic Seals

Just a quick hi and a winter-inspired card. I have a pile of work to do today! LOL

Card is jumbo! 6 /1/2" x 7 1/4"
The colors in the scan are a bit off, but you get the idea. Some things you can only see irl: there is a "pool" of water in front of the seals (Stamp Affair) made by using Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze, which dries 3D and clear (mine is a bit yellowed here :o( Also, I stamped the seals on textured paper, made by rubbing cs over a table edge repeatedly to break up fibers, and then picking at the corner to peel into two layers. This provides a fuzzy, suede type finish. (thanks Beate's blog Fresh & Fun under the Leather post for this cool technique!)

I started by doing two Watercolor Distress backgrounds, one in Weathered Wood, and one in WW and Walnut Stain. On the blue-only one I stamped the mountain range (Cowtown) in Staz-On Stone Grey and highlighted it with a Sakura Gelly Roll sparkle pen. It looked too stark so I ran a white pencil over the lines.

I stamped the seals in Staz-On Timber Brown and trimmed them out. I colored them in lightly with pencils for definition, and then pop-dotted them onto the bkgd (I had stamped just the head of the large one on first, so I wouldn't have to trim whiskers out.) It looked too plain so I stamped the sun (Stampin' Up Scenery Set), the birds and water (Just For Fun) in the WW.

I applied khaki photo corners to the main panel, and then adhered the layers as shown. The darkest layer is brown and not black like it appears.

Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

Gerrie said...

Ohhhhhhhh I luv it GF! she says..laying on one side, flapping her flippers..

di said...

I really like this - looks so real and very cold - like I would need a warm coat to be there today

Daria said...

Wonderful card! The background is perfection. Thank you for your detailed instructions.

karen m said...

Such a gorgeous card. The seals are so detailed with color. Thank you for the instructions. I am enjoying your blog daily.

leenda said...

MARVELOUS, simply MARVELOUS!