This card is one I made a few days ago and didn’t get around to posting yet. It was mostly inspired by the colour scheme from the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. I’m also entering it to CASology‘s watercolour challenge and Simon Says Stamp Monday‘s celebrate themed challenge.
I started by stamping my image which is the yeti from Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends. I then heat embossed him with black embossing powder. Next I stamped the sentiment, from Altenew’s Super Script and heat embossed that in silver. As I’ve mentioned in other posts I’m still learning heat embossing. The sentiment turned out very well, I feel, but the yeti not so much. He ended up a bit cloudy around his face, one of his feet didn’t take very well, and I somehow managed to break off some of the embossing from his other foot when I coloured him in!
With my stamping done and embossed I got started on the colouring. I wanted a soft, watercolour background that combined the colours of the colour scheme. I brushed the paper with water first and added my colours, trying to keep the green below the yeti and the blue above. I wanted it to be fairly abstract and loose.
Once the background was done I got started on the yeti. I went for grey for his fur and face, whilst also giving him a pinkish tint to his nose, hands and feet. I used watercolour pencils for colouring him. Once I was done colouring him the card was finished and I just had to wait for it to dry!
I’m kind of happy with this card… I’d be happier, of course, if I hadn’t messed up the embossing. Additionally I feel that perhaps I should have gone back over and add another layer of colour. In the photograph in particular the colours just don’t come through well. It is more colourful in real life but even so I could have been a bit less soft with the colourations!