Our theme this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge is "Animals". I've been wanting to ink this Swan image for a bit now for a couple of reasons, mainly to color the water.
I created the background by inking my BG stamp with three different colors of ink. The center panel was cut out with a circle nestie and a smaller version cut out of the Bazzill textured cardstock. Those layers were pop dotted over the swans.
Here's a close up of the Swans:
And here's the side shot to get a little better look at the layers:
I saved the circles from the front panels for the inside of the card. I thought the serenity of this scene lends itself well to a sympathy card. Thank God I have no use for one at the moment but it will be nice to have one on hand.
Here's all the details:
Stamps: Swan - Digi Doodle Shop
Misty Swirl Pattern - Hero Arts
Grass (used for creating the bank of the lake) - Cornish Heritage Farms
Inks: Adirondack "Bottle", Stampabilites Pigment ink in both "Baby Blue" and "Royal Blue". Inside sentiment (maker unknown) was stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with White embossing powder
Misc: Spellbinder Nestabilities Circle, Nailheads
Swans: C1, B00, YR02, YR04
Water: BG72, BV11, BG10
Cattails: R02, E13, E15, YG67, YG03, YG11
Sky: BG10, 0
Wow!! If you hung with me to the very end I sure hope you'll head over to Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge and show us your animals!!