Saturday, August 26, 2023

Fresh air and sunshine...

Hey there!

I'm up on the Bellariffic Blog and this week we are heading down to the farm for our Scenic Saturday card. This hard working pair are the Oddball Homesteaders and they have been busy tending their crops all summer long. Now they are eager to harvest the fruits of their labors, despite the looks on their quirky faces.

For the background I thought it would be fun to have this pair standing out in front of a field of corn that is just waiting to be picked. To add a bit of separation between them and the cornstalks I masked each of the Homesteaders before stamping the fence from the Oddball Barn, Hay and Fence set right at their torso level. This makes the fence appear further back from them than if I had stamped it aligned with their feet and I actually stamped it twice, hiding the seam behind the pitchfork handle, to make it longer as well. To simplify this scene a bit, you could stamp the fence a third time, taking it across the entire card front so that when it comes time to color in the stalks of corn, they go all the way across too. But, I wanted to play with some scene perspective once again so I left room to color in a dirt path extending back into the distance between the two fields. I accomplished this look by making sure that as I sketched in the path, the line of it narrows the further up the card it goes. The corn growing to the right of the path also has to start as small brush strokes that lengthen as you bring them forward in the scene. The stalks that are closer also get some darker greens added to them to help give them more detail. The final touch to really plant the growing corn into the background (pun intended), is to add some dark shadows extending out horizontally from the base of each stalk. With that, the illusion of distance has been achieved... and we've given these two quite a task to get started on. No wonder they look less than enthused, LOL! 

Stay crafty my friends!


Supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler

stamps- Stamping Bella (Oddball Homesteaders, Oddball Barn, Hay and Fence set and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

girl hair/eyes- E35, E39, E49/BG000, C2, C3, B14
girl clothes/bucket- W00, W1, W2, W3, W7, E23, E44, E47, E84, E87, B52, B45, B97/C0, C2, C4, C6, YR65, YR68, E18, E50, E41, E43, RV63, RV66, YG03, YG05, YG09, G85

guy hair/eyes- E50, E53, E33, E55/BG000, C2, C3, G24

guy clothes- Y32, YR23, YR24, E44, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, B93, B95, B97, B99, E74, E44, E47, E23, E84, E87, YG01, G43, G46, BG96

sky- B0000, B000, B00, B01, C0, 0

ground/grass- E31, E34, E43, E44, YG03, YG25, G94, G99

corn- YG17, YG67, BG99, Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24

fence- E43, E44, E47, C2


1 comments: said...

I absolutely LOVE this card Amy!!! As hubby and I are retired, we turned into farmers and have often seen this expression on each others face!! It's amazing.