Bless You * MFT Color Challenge 126

Hello and welcome to a new Color Challenge inspiration by My Favorite Things.

This color combo reminded me of a harvest scene and my cute little raccoon was just perfect to go along with the fall trees.

I started by stamping the trees with dark brown ink. For the next step, a stamping tool like the Misti is super helpful. First, I stamped the leaves in light yellow (twice, because it's so light) and then, I left the stamp on my stamping tool just where it was and inked it up with the orange using a sponge dauber. Some call this technique "Gradient Stamping". This is how it works. You do not ink up the entire stamp with the ink pad but you use a small sponge dauber (I used the ones you can put on your finger) and add the ink only in the places you want the color to be. This way, you can create a gradient or ombré look on your stamped image.

So I only inked up the center of the leaf stamps and did the same with the small leaves on the ground. You could do this without a sponge dauber but I feel the results are much smoother if you have one. Because the image looked a bit empty, I added light gray leaves all over the bottom half of my panel. This created some kind of depth and the look of a foggy morning. I hope you can see this on the photo.

I stamped and colored my little raccoon using alcohol markers and colored pencils. For the sun, I did some simple masking. I die cut a circle from masking paper and did a tiny bit of ink blending with a light gray ink. This creates the look of the sun shining behind a foggy sky. To finish up my card, I stamped a greeting with black ink.

Join the fun and meet us at the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge for more information about how you can play along.

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Have a colorful day,

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