It's the 3rd of the month, which means I'm over at A Blog Named Hero with this month's sketch. Here's one of the cards I made:
I don't know about you, but when I use this stamp set, I feel the need to over-do it with the images. I had just the whale and some waves, but the whole bottom of the card was a big blue space. I needed - NEEDED - to add the grass and little fishies. I did opt to go with a light green, and I colored the fish with a Versamarker so there was no added color, but ... it was all I could do to keep from coloring their tails with something flashy. I ended up adding a strip of patterned paper to scratch that itch.
And that whale? He comes covered with flowers, so maybe it's a she? I didn't want the flowers, so I went through several iterations of attempting to cover them up with small circle punch-outs. Turns out I didn't have enough sizes of small circle punches, and the whale looked all blotchy, so I gave it up.
I finally decided to trace the outline with a marker so I only stamped the part I wanted. I used a pointy cotton swab to clean off the flowers that got a little bit of marker on them, then it stamped beautifully, mostly. There are still a few stray bits of black here and there, but hopefully the other stuff on the card will distract your eye. :) Not that you have only one eye, but ... you know what I mean.
So please stop over at A Blog Named Hero to see what else I've cooked up with this sketch. I also have a surprise guest! Come see!
Thanks for stopping by!
Products used: Tombow adhesive, The Precious (foam adhesive), and the following: