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Sending you a mammoth hug!

January 20, 2024

Sending you a mammoth hug!

Hi everyone!  I'm here today to share another card using the new releases Woolly Big Love and Big Guy.  These mammoths are adorable and I love that Woolly Big Love has a mountain stamp (I'm a big fan of the mountains).
For this card, I started by stamping out a 'mountain scene', keeping larger trees near the bottom (closer to me) and smaller ones towards the mountains (farther away).  Then I put it aside for a week or two.  I wasn't too sure about the layout I picked and almost didn't finish the card, but finally decided to give it a shot (and I'm glad I did).
I colored in the scene using Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush.  These are my favorite way to color an image.  I usually start by lightly coloring (dry) along the edges of an image.  Once I'm done, I use a water brush to first wet the open non-colored area, then work towards the colored edge and pull the color back towards the middle.  Inktense pencils are ink based and 'set' or become permanent fairly quickly.  Once they set, you will not be able to go back over the area to try to move the color anymore.  Large open areas are usually harder to color because of how quick you need to work with them.  For this card though, it seemed to work to my advantage and gave the grass some texture.  After I had the whole card colored, I went over the card again and added some shading (by touching the water brush directly to the pencil tip, then applying to the card). 
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on the card and on a lighter grey cardstock.  I cut the word mammoth from the grey cardstock, inked the edges, and glued it in place on the main card.  I used Gina K's master layouts 1 to cut the image and a grey matt and glued the card together.
This card was a great reminder to keep going and not give up on a project.  I love the way the card turned out in the end.  Thank you for reading about my creative journey.  I hope you have fun creating your own mountain scenes.

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