Hi there! Today I'm sharing a card that depicts the magic of early mornings to me. I didn't grow up on a farm (I wish I had though), but I've always been an early riser and would go for early morning runs. I'm using Hay Daze slimline stamp set paired with the Ei-ei-o Word dies.
It's funny, because I often with start out with a vision and end up with something different. I had thought that I would do snapshots of the farm with some photobombing critters, but it just took too much away from the view. I guess that I love early morning views, it reminds me so much of lazy early mornings growing up, when usually the only other person up in the household was my dad. I die cut slimline panels using Trinity stamps dies, and set to work using copic markers instead of watercolors as I have been doing lately.
I used 3 sets of markers for the grass YG67, YG63 and YG61. I am slowly expanding my copic marker set and the color I have most of is green(s). To create highlights, I added white gel pen markers, colored over the marks with YG63 and then added Cosmic Shimmer Paste in Frosty Dawn Sparkle with a paintbrush as you can see below. The paste has light coral sparkles that really add a lotto the morning scene. I added them all over- all the patches of grass and the the HAY there sentiment from the Ei-ei-o Word dies. I cut out 3 sets of die cuts to layer on top of each other to create dimension, followed by painting with glitter paste for sparkle.
Finally I colored the rest of the scene, Y23, Y21 & Y000 for the flowers and sun. Stampin up markers in Dark & Light crumb cake for the fields, hay and fence. The barn in R14 & R35, the roof and silo in C3 & C5 and the inside of the flowers in Y38, YR24 and YR27. If you don't have a color that you want to use- just layer copics over one another- for the inside of the flowers I use Y38 and YR24 layered over it.
Thank you for much for stopping by today! Wishing you a crafty afternoon!