Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Beary Nice Fall

Hello Fall!

Connor and I had a really productive weekend.   First we went to the lake to winterize and put away the boat.  My Dad came down to teach Connor how to do it.  Before they started Connor had the urge sneak in one more water skiing trip.   I don't know how he did was cold!   The water temperature was 69 degrees.    He hopped right out of the lake and took a hot shower.   We will need to go to the lake one more time to wrap up a few more things, but we are almost ready for winter.

After the lake, we came back to our house.  My Dad and Connor worked in the basement.  They managed to install insulation in 75% of the basement.   It looks great and another baby-step towards having a real craft room!

While they were hard at work, I colored up this cutie.  This stamp set is made by Newton's Nook was a limited edition stamp.  I was lucky enough to get my hands on one before they disappeared. I can't take credit for the card design.  I CASED they layout off the manufacture's web page.   However, I picked my own colors and used a different techniques to achieve a similar look.  

 In my card, I chose to airbrush the ground and cloudy sky.  This created a harsh line of color where the bag of leaves and bear sit.  I wanted to soften the I added a bunch of dots to soften the look.  My bag of leaves also didn't sit perfectly on the ground.  The bag was floating a bit.  To fix that I just added a little hill by adding dots of color underneath the bag.   It worked out really well.  Just be sure to make your dots all different sizes.

Copics used:
Brown: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Bear: E35, E33, E31, E30, W4
Belly: E53, E51
Metal: C3, C1
Leaves: just picked fall colors and also used each color to add the dots to the ground
I put a little glitter on the leaves

1 comment:

  1. OM would be proud of your problem solving!