Checking on Our (Forest) Friends
To make the effect of the sun/moon in the middle of the card I brayered Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick onto a 4” round Gel Press printing plate over which I laid Tim Holtz Shifter Baubles stencil. With a smoothie, I gently blended Spiced Marmalade intermittently and with varying pressure over the stencil. I removed the stencil from the gel plate and placed my 5x6” art paper and gently rubbed the plate to transfer the ink to my paper.
As soon as the ink was dry I began by stamping Sacred Tree in Acorn just high enough to allow Finn in Nocturne to gaze upon Drake in Medieval Blue on a center branch of the tree. Filling in with Mini Leaf 5 in 1st and 2nd stamping in Warm Breeze. Next, positioning the Fairy Hive set in Glamorous on lower branches and adding Butterflies in Summertime. Lastly, adding Woodland Hare in Acorn to complete the scene.
I grounded all by using a torn page and Rain Forest and Summertime, also creating a few layers and adding hills around the sun/moon. I also stamped Faerie Spells in Worn Lipstick.
I edged the card with Summertime (top half) and Rain Forest (bottom half-ish) and added depth to the hills and landscape. I used Gold and Copper Gel Pens on Finn’s wings and Copper pen in the windows of the faerie hives and along the trunk of the Sacred Tree before adding Copper glitter to the faerie hive’s base and under Finn.