Here is a little pumpkin sure to bring on the Happy! isn't she just adorables!... taking in the rays in her stylish swimming gear : )
My card was created with the Happy Little Stampers August challenge in mind. The challenge is to create a CAS card featuring some masking.
I began by stamping my image on solid white cs. Next I created a Mask for the image and applied it on to the panel. Then I masked off an area in the center of the panel for the water and sponged ink. I then moved my mask around a bit and sponged some soft yellow for the sky. Once my sky was light yellow I added a circle mask for the sun and then kept sponging yellow ink on to the sky - with special emphasis around the sun. Finally I moved my mask again so I could add some sand to my beach. I used a stipple brush and "pounced" sand here and there : )
With my background completed I could then pulled off the image mask and concentrate on coloring the image. I colored my little gal's skin first being sure to give her just a little bit of pink on her chubby skin : ) ya gotta love Sun Screen! The final touch was to add some polka dots to her hat for added texture as well as some sequins to make the
I wanna mention that the polka dots on her hat was one of those light bulb kind of moments for me. I had planned to sponge in some polka dots using my stencil but after masking off the area around her hat and laying my stencil down I realized I wanted the polka dots to match perfectly with the color I used on her swim suit and ribbon. I realized that was not going to be easy being that I had colored those with Prisma Pencils. SO! I simply took my pencil and drew a mini circle inside each of the polka dot openings. I would not have had to spend the time masking off the area around her hat at all. It gave me the results I wanted and taught me I could do that anytime when I wanted to use a pencil with a stencil. I could have even blended the polka dot a bit with Gamsol for a softer look if I wanted to. I will keep this in mind for another use of stencils : ) How many of you crafty gals had already thought of that!?!
I will also add my card to two other fun challenges: Word Art Wednesday and the Color Throwdown
That is it for me today. I am in my crafty space today being creative : ) It's a rare day home alone! (ahhh silence is golden!) when I don't have anything I NEED to do! so I'm visiting my bloggy friends and getting inky! : )
I appreciate you stopping by! I hope you are enjoying whatever you get to do today.
Beach Baby #30-369 by Penny Black
Sprinkles and Smiles # 30-297 by Penny Black
Oscillations Stencil #25-014 by Penny Black