Thursday, August 23, 2012

Art Impressions Challenge - One Layer Card

This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is a One Layer Card.  I chose two of my favorite images for this little scene - the boat and the boardwalk. I just really dig the style of drawing and rocks.  

I stamped the scene first - which was so easy - two stamps! :o) Next I inked up the grass from the boat image and stamped it randomly.  To add color, I started with markers - filling in the boardwalk and boat.

Next, some of the grass blades and rocks.

I used a stylus and ink pads to color the larger areas, leaving white space for highlights and allowing each area to dry before moving to the next. I pulled in color from the outside of the edge in, using a very light horizontal slide. I learned this fun technique from Stampscapes designer Kevin. You can see his tutorials here.  I added the light blue in the caribbean water, and also pulled a little into the green grass.

I stamped the birds outside last, after everything had dried.

List of Supplies Used: 
Stamps: Boardwalk - Front Left #K1481Row Boat - Front Left #J1495, Flying Ducks #I3256
Paper: Glossy white foldover card
ColoringTombow Dual Brush Pens
Ink: Mavy ink pads
Accessories: stylus

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Audrey Frelx said...

Great card and great coloring, Trena!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful scene- love the ink application- off to check out the video...and learn!