It's my turn for Muse: Christmas Visions !
I am going with some non traditional colours this time! Greys and blues and a pop of Embossed red.
This week's card was inspired by a Christmas card that we received last year from a financial advisor and I wanted to recreate the penguins and the general organic and peaceful feel. It was an all grey/black/white card that looked like a copy of a waddle of hand painted penguins. Yes, a waddle, not a raft. I have decided that they are standing on land and are not in water!
I wish that I could say that I free hand painted them, but not so! haha! I did some reverse engineering and cut the card up into two parts and using the parts as a template, painted fine lines around with the lightest grey Zig w/c brush onto Arches card and went from there. The background was created with sponged distress inks and some colour was picked up with the water droplet method and a cloth,allowing some white of the card to show through.
This is not the first iteration, but the third...you see, I am not that talented when art presents in the form of drawing...or painting for that matter!
Anyway...I am pleased with the outcome and like the addition of my blues and the red sentiment.
I would love to make a bunch of these cards, but with a layering stamp! Any stamp companies out there thinking of layered penguins?
I would love to see you in the gallery with a penguin or other critter or neutrals or whatever might inspire you this week!
Thanks for peeking in!
Can you believe it? Just a little more than 6 months to Christmas!