Hi there everyone. I am quite taken with using lead pencils so I decided to try the same technique I used on the turtle shown here but with this lovely otter and a bit more colour this time, using one of the images from a set by Hobby Art which is being inked for the first time. I also used a leafy stencil out of a pack I got at the The Range a while ago.
I started by stamping the image on to my square piece of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and then masked it before stamping the rock he is standing on. I then added the foreground leaves using my Misti, stamping several times to get a good dark image. I did some shading with my set of pencils using mainly a 3B, 5B and 6B. I then stencilled some leaves in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink using a brush for a light look and then re-applied the mask before stencilling the sun around him with Adirondack Sunshine Yellow with a home made mask circle die cut from a piece of copy paper. I added the water using the straight edge of the piece of paper using Adirondack Stonewashed but thought it needed brightening so added some Salty Ocean DI. I made a bit of shading in the water with the 6B pencil and finished with a sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. Finally I mounted it on to a piece of dark green card and adhered it to my usual 6" square white card.
I do like the pencil work but I don't think it looks quite as good as the turtle and I think I could have added a bit more texture on the rock which looks a bit more like a cushion that a piece of stone...lol, but nevertheless I am pleased with it.
Before I go I would like to introduce a new follower called Dena whose blog you will find here. She does beautiful work across all sorts of crafts and if you like Crafty Individuals she has just become a member of the DT and I'm sure she would love you to go and visit her.
Thank you for dropping by today and I'll see you again soon.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
NBUS Challenge - No. 24 where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - No. 401 Make Your Mark.
Allsorts Challenge - Week No. 615 A Stamped Image.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - March '21 Anything Goes (Optional Slider Card).