Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Duck Pond

I was planning on this for one of my Dies R us post but when I checked they don't sell it anymore, if you like it maybe you can find it elsewhere.  Instead of using it as a silhouette like I was going to do, I went for coloring the scene.

First I sponged on the water by masking the upper half of the card and using Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink. Then I cut the mountains out of some scrap cardstock so that I could also sponge on the mountains, I wanted the whole background to be inked. I used both pieces, the top piece for sponging the mountains with black soot distress ink, than covered the mountains that I had sponged on with the bottom piece so I could sponge in the sky with Tumbled glass distress ink.

Hopefully the pictures help explain the process if my words don't :)

Here is a closeup of the ducks.

I liked how the mountains turned out looking far off in the distance with a bit of haze on them.

Die-namites -- Duck pond die coloredw/markers
Taylored Expressions --Sun & clouds die (I used only the clouds)
Impression Obsession-- Mountain Landscapes die

Thanks so much for stopping by today,



Debbie said...

what beautiful "work" of art connie, but in fact, i do believe it is a "labor of love"!! the details in this beautiful card are magnificent, as is the dimension you can feel. babies following papa duck, it's just too cute!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what an amazing card using these dies! I love how you've used the landscapes die to sponge in the distant mountain range, and then you've added the sweet duck pond! How adorable, and I love the little ducks and the cattails. Sweet and a great masculine card to have on hand! Love it, sweet friend! Hugs!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I love this card Connie, especially that father duck. Perfection!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Fabulous scene, Connie! Thank you for showing the creative process in gear - I never thought of doing the background like that! wonderful card! hugs de

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a cute card, Connie! Love the duckie theme! x Blessings for your fourth! x Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

I think the ideas and designs you come up with are lovely.
I know of so many who would love to receive that card!

All the best Jan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a great card, Connie tis tad frustrating when great dies are discontinued.. isn't it!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Leslie Miller said...

I love this with the duck pond and the mountains! I had my eye on this duck pond die. I do have the mountains, but haven't used them yet. I just love the scene you created, clouds included. It's so fun to create these die cut scenes!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful masculine card! Loving all of those little ducks. This is pretty awesome!

Linda Carson said...

What a delightful scene!! Love the little ducks and the haze on the mountains looks fabulous!