So for my first entry this month I have the following offering:
I began by masking of the edges of my Clarity Coated Card. I peeled the masking tape back from the corner and using Memento Paris Dusk Ink, I stamped my Stag in the corner and then I stamped and cut out a mask for the reindeer (I did it this way round so that the ink on the Clarity Coated Card had time to dry). I covered the Body of the Reindeer and then put my masking tape back in place.
I stamped the Spruce Trees at the left of the picture then once again made a mask for them while the ink was drying, covered them up and went to work on the treeline at the top. All I have done here is to stamp the Forest Ridge along the top. I then took my small Lone Spruce and stamped just the top part of the stamp (blotting it first onto copy paper) to give the impression of more trees in the distance.
I then added a moon mask to the treeline. Using Memento Summer Sky Ink and Ink Duster, I shaded along the tops of the trees. I then used the Paris Dusk and a makeup sponge to do a bit more shading in the sky. I drew in two birds in the distance to give the picture a bit more perspective.
I stamped two of the reindeers from the Winter Wonderland Set and then I stamped in the tips of my small Fern and some leaves from the set that goes with the Naked trees of Africa. Using torn copy paper and makeup sponge I shaded under the tree ridge, the deer, and the plants.
I then removed all the masks, polished up the image with tissue paper and mounted the whole picture onto white card.
Here is pic of all the items used. All the stamps used are Clarity Stamps (my favourite) and can be found by following the links.
So as I said at the beginning of this post, I am entering it into the following challenges: