The Less is More challenge this week is to create a one layer card with hand drawn doodling. What a fun project! Here is my entry:
I started with a plain white 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" card made of Neenah card stock. In order to add a hand drawn background for this sweet little kitty, I started by creating a mask to cover the area where I intended to place the stamped image. I used an Avery Label Pad sticky note to create a mask. I love these sticky notes because they have a solid sticky area covering the entire back of the note. I also masked off the left side and bottom of the card in order to add some detail afterward. Once I had the masks in place, I used my Copic markers to draw a grassy field as a backdrop for the cat. Once I was happy with the background, I removed the mask and stamped the cat image, using an adorable stamp from The Stamp Barn. I stamped an image with a Stampscapes rubber stamp. This is a terrific stamp and has many uses. On this card, I used it to create a bush and added a little colour to give the impression of a flowering Spring plant. I added some colour to the cat and made her look like a calico in memory of my sweet little cat, Sunny that passed away several years ago. I added some detail with a fine black Copic Multiliner and then added a bit of colour with a couple of Gelly Roll sparkle pens along the left side and the bottom edges. I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink from their Script Sentiments set and as a final touch (although I'm not sure you can see it in the photo), I added a tiny bit of Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the flowers of the bush.
Hope you like it!
Until next time,