Monday, July 19, 2010

A Girl Scout for DD

I was short a card to send to DD while she was away at girl scout camp so I had to make this one quickly. I used a sketch #26 from the Club Anya blog HERE. Remember I said I needed this I made the entire background by dragging inkpads across the paper. No sponges or stamps.

I started by dragging Kiwi across the grassy area side to side. Then I inked in some grass by pulling the Olive pad upwards. The sky was a blue pad drug side to side and I didn't worry if I covered completely as white spots were clouds, right? I used a Cocoa cube to rough in some tree trunks by just dragging the side of it down. Then I used the corners of the greens to make the pine tree shapes. As is my favorite style, I cut the shapes of the sketch into my solid piece after I was all done inking and glued the little scout into place. I have some improvements to make on this dragging technique but it was quick and fun.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Cute Troop
Paper: Whisper White (scenery), GP 110 (scout), Chocolate Chip
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive Baja Breeze, Close to cocoa, Garden Green
Accessories: Nesties, Copics

Michelle B.


Joy said...

she is super duper cute, I love the bg and layout!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I never would have looked at your card and thought ink pad dragging...but I can see it now- totally awesome! I love the scene and love the layout. She'll get the best card of all of her friends!!!LOL

Crystal said...


Sue from Oregon said...

Tons of fun...I am sure your sweetie will love this!

Emily Leiphart said...

WOW, I really love how you created the background! It's pure genius. The little girl scout is totally adorable, too!