Saturday, July 09, 2011
This weeks Less Is More is a one layer card with the theme of Legs. Now, dilema, I have LOOOOAADDS of stamps this could fit, so I went off for a think...
My first reaction was to sing the ZZ Top song in my head, then go out to a farm and buy 4 new chickens (they are gorgeous) and then watch a film called Holes on channel four or five this afternoon which was partly set in old time America, all dusty, horses and guns.
The latter explains why I picked these stamps from Third Coast Rubber to use.
As you can see, all I did here was swipe the Malted Milk Jenni Bowlin ink pad directly along the lower part of the card (wish I'd managed to leave a little more white as its LIM, I hope its still acceptable, if not I'm sure someone will let me know and I'll have a rethink and a redo), stamp the rider and horse, and then stamp the cowboy larger face image. I then discovered a really old sayings from one of my very first stamp bundles I ever bought (make unknown sorry) which says 'Destination unknown' and I felt this was a perfect final touch. I splashed a little water onto the background inks to create a little texture and then coloured the main images with Copic markers (the cheap Ciao ones not the expensive ones).
Because I didnt mask the horse image from the face image I shaded the two images perhaps a little more than usual using a fine black marker which I've shown in the first photo (fine scribble lines).
It's not often I make a male type card, but I enjoyed colouring this, it was very theraputic.