I was surfing Ebay yesterday for SU retired outdoor, garden type sets and saw Farm Fun for sale. It was going for some rediculous price so I didn't bid on it but printed a picture of the set and thought I would try sketching out the barn myself. I am not brave enough to try to sketch the animals as it seems all I can accomplish is things with straight lines. I invisioned the little chicks from Spring Gifts out in the forefront of the barn.
I sketched the barn, fence and trees with an artist pen. I stamped the chicks and masked them to keep them clean while I sponged creamy caramel and certainly celery in for the ground areas. I used Watercolor Minis fern for the leaves and grassy areas. I used IBB for the dirt area. I sponged in Bashful Blue with my cloud template after everything was finished.
I would love encourage others to try and sketch little things into a scene like a fence or tree as it is much easier than it looks. You will never know what you can accomplish unless you try. I have found so much joy in pushing the envelope out of my comfort zone and seeing what I can come up with next. Give it a try. Stick something of your own around a stamped image and see what you can come up with...a little table under your pot of flowers image... or a window in the background. You may become more inspired than you ever could have thought.
Date: Monday, April 10, 2006 GMT Views: 1210
Registered: August 9, 2005 Location: Tampa, FL Posts: 16704
Mon, Apr 10, 2006 @ 5:39 AM
Kittie, this is so adorable! I love these rich colors. You've done a wonderful job with your sketching. What a great idea to print the picture and then draw it. I think you are a remarkable person and thank you for encouraging us to step out of our comfort zones.
Registered: July 14, 2004 Location: Texas Posts: 5549
Mon, Apr 10, 2006 @ 6:45 AM
Kittie! This is another enjoyable treat for all of us to view. Thank you for sharing not only your work but your encouragement! I have been trying to come out of my own comfort zone and your walk through the process tutorial above really helps. Thanks for everything! It is muchly appreciated! Many smiles will be bloomed today from seeing your work!!!
Registered: February 17, 2006 Location: Southern Iowa Posts: 938
Mon, Apr 10, 2006 @ 10:08 AM
Kittie Thank you for your gifts. You have such a talent, not only on paper, but with your encouraging words. You have inspired many of us to push beyond our comfort zone, and so interesting that you do that yourself. We all appreciate you and your talents. PLEASE, keep them coming!!!
Registered: February 13, 2006 Location: Posts: 213
Mon, Apr 10, 2006 @ 1:46 PM
I have to admit that I have been so inspired by your cards. I check your gallery almost everyday to see what you have come up with. I have been really impressed with what that little fern stamp can do to a hand drawn tree! Thanks so much for sharing you beautiful cards.