I've been up early the past two days, and busily working on a card to share. I had this card in my head for such a long time. I wanted to wait until I got a different kind of watercolor paper. When DH went to Vegas on Friday, he brought a couple of sheets home for me to test. I like it! Don't ask me what it is as I haven't a clue! A little background. Shortly after high school, young men in my church go on 18 month missions somewhere around the globe. Just before they leave for their missionary training, they have a "Farewell." It's a special time. So, I thought I'd make a Farewell Card using Edwin. Here it is:
Oh, how I wish you could see the clarity of the colors on this. They are very vivid in real life. I've elevated Edwin and his trunk on pop dots so it stands out a bit more. I colored the image with distress inks - my new love! Edwin's face is a bit darker than it is showing. I think I had the light aimed too closely to his face. The colors of the card are dark green, beige, and brown. I wanted to keep it masculine, so there are no frills.
The stamp is a Magnolia stamp. It's an interesting stamp as it has little dots around a couple of the letters. It sort of bothers me because they look like bad stamping! LOL
This page is for a special message from the sender to the recipient. I thought that shape was a nice one in size and shape.
This is the card inside:
This card is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.
I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
1. Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - green
2. Dream Valley Challenges - new beginnings
3. Paper Sundaes - keep it simple
4. CES Challenge Blog - men
5. Crazy 4 Challenges - trees
6. Color Create Challenge Blog - green, cream, brown, black
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you liked my card! I loved that you took the time to visit.