Monday, March 2, 2009

The same but different

I got to stamp this weekend! wooHOOO! It seems like forever since I had any motivation to put rubber to ink. But, I had some new rubber (and come on, what better motivation is there than new rubber!?!)

I bought this cute fishing paper (Sweetwater) a while ago and it was a perfect match for the Bear-ly Fishin' set from Our Craft Lounge. Instead of making two identical cards, I decided to mix things up a bit.

This one, I stamped the bear and fish and then before coloring them, I created the background using my Copic Airbrush System. I love the soft look of the sand, water and sky. Then, using Copic markers, I colored the bear and fish. Any hint of the *sand* or *water* on the bear and fish were covered when I colored them in.

With this one, I colored the bear and fish first and then created the grass and water using the markers only. I used the Colorless Blender to shade out the edge of the grass so it merged more smoothly into the water.

A fun way to mix things up, don't ya think?
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Valerie said...

I love when you find time to stamp! :)

Vicki C said...

Hey HB... how ya doing friend? What a darling card!

Bevie Pearl said...

HB, What cute cards you made. I think these bears would be ice fishing today. :)