Good Evening Chicks!
Do Bears Really Hibernate? Well... they don't in ShereeLand! haha! I was putting this scene together last night and the hours were ticking by...you know that time of night when you think things are going together but in reality... Not!!
I had another vision in my head, knocking around, trying to get out. When this happens I go on autopilot and head to my special rubber room (rubber stamps silly!!!) and put everyone in the house on 'ignore' for a while. All of the voices nattering really doesn't get the mojo flowing!
After trying a few different scenes the past week, I wondered what it would look like if the mountains were stamped first and the sky done afterwards so it looked like things were fading into the background. By golly... my idea worked! The mountains were stamped in black after blotting them on paper towel twice first. Turned out not too shabby. The next step was to create my 'secret' sky that Victoria has no idea how I do it. If I'm in a nice, generous mood one day.. I may share my secrets with her so she can put it into one of her classes. I just can't get too carried away with being nice 'cuz it could ruin my reputaion!! Victoria's so talented that I think it's only fair that I have the 'one up' on her for a while haha!
Next came the trees and fence doing my 'double dipping' technique that popped into my head but there's probably more than 11 million people already doing it in the world. I like to feel special.
The weed tops were added in the foreground to make it look like there's more than 1 cm of the white stuff.
Time to colour! Using the colorbox stylus and foam tips I sponged in grey and aqua to simulate the dips in the snow under the trees, along the fence posts and my sleepwalking bear. These same colours can be used to simulate hills or valleys as well.
The final step was to add the snow on the trees, fence tops and my sleepwalking bear. I thought I was really with it when I put snow on his long fur. I think I got my animals mixed up and it should have been a goat.
The finishing touch is to spray the scene with Krylon Acrylic sealant and then mount in colours to make it pop. I tried so many different colour combinations and like the one I used.
This photo has more highlights added from the Picassa program I use for editing. This gives a totally different look to it!
The recipe is as follows:
267E Pines and Rocks
293C Old Fence
I'll have to fill in the rest later... seems half of my stamp list is MIA!
Adirondack Aqua Dye Ink, Archival Black, Memento Bamboo, Adirondack Latte Dye Ink
There you have it! Have a wonderful evening and I'll be back later to do some blog hopping!