Friday, 6 April 2018

Snail Mail

Hello, it's Jenny popping by in place of Jill this week and I'm getting down on the ground with Flora and Fauna for a snails eye view....

One thing I love about the Flora and Fauna brand, apart from the fun and quirky hand-drawn images, is that most of the sets mix and match so you can always build on what images you have..... which is what I've done here with the fungi which come from three different stamp sets :)

This is a one layer note card and I started by stamping the fungi in Hickory Smoke and Fired Brick Distress Oxide inks.. they are quite an easy shape to ink with two colours if you're careful. To shade the stalks I used a damp paintbrush to activate the grey ink and then added some highlights to the fungi caps because the oxides go a slightly paler shade when you add water.

I stamped the snail in brown and grey oxides and used the same technique although I did have to add more colour to him for some shading.

For the grass I looked through the F&F sets I have and found a small evergreen branch in Poinsettia Watercolour and used the top part of the stamp in Peeled Paint Oxide ink to make the tufts.

Then all I needed to do was add a sentiment and some colour for the ground and that's my simple note card done :)


Thanks for stopping by :)
Jenny x


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