I wish I had my very own yeti! Well, I guess I do if you count this stamp set. I almost didn’t get it. In fact, I placed an order with Mama Elephant before I even got out of bed one morning (oh technology!) and DIDN’T include the Me and My Yeti or the Sentiments from a Yeti sets in my order. I thought, how many yeti stamps do I need? (The answer to that is all of them.) And after some mental back and forth, I placed a second order. No regerts.
Fast forward to World Card Making Day! The day I finally got around to using these wonderful sets! So let’s get down to the how-to, shall we? Full disclosure, this card took me three tries. It happens.
After scrolling through some inspiration, I thought how cute would it be to make a night time scene with the yeti holding that star banner to light up a winter night? I do enjoy making a night sky. Even if it takes me three tries.
So I stamped the yeti so it would be hanging down from the top of the card and the stars hanging below it. What is the yeti hanging from, you ask? Don’t question the physics of yetis. Then I stamped the tree clusters and other small items to make the bottom of the scene and sketched in some hills so I knew where to stop painting my sky. (I stamped the sentiment before all the little things so that I knew where to put all the little things.) I used VersaFine in black onyx for all the stamping.
Now for the painting. I started with the stars because I wanted them to light up the sky with some of their gorgeous yellow glow. Then I applied a strategic wash (wet brush around the yeti) and added the deep blues and purples. I let the paint dry between layers. This is critical if you don’t want a big muddy mess. After the final drying, I flicked white paint across the top, which either looks like a starry night, or snow, not sure, but either are just fine.
I added a wee bit of purple to yeti’s face and hands and then used it to shade. To paint the little kids, I used Tombow brush markers for the skin tones and back to my Gansai Tambi and Sennelier paints for the rest. I feel like these kids are not reacting strongly enough at this yeti hanging in the air. Hey kids, I think screaming would be an appropriate response here. Maybe running? I mean, it looks like a friendly yeti, but you just never know. What if it falls?
When all was calm and dry, I put a ton of double sided tape (Tombow extreme tape runner, which I am finally getting the hang of using) to both the top-folding A2 card base and water color panel. I have a hard time getting these panels to lay flat, mostly because I’m using cheap-o water color paper.
Anyway, this is my one card for World Card Making Day. Hope you like it! And hope you got to get crafty today! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
Me and My Yeti from Mama Elephant
Sentiments from a Yeti from Mama Elephant
Gansai Tambi 18 pan watercolor set (most of the sky and all details)
Sennelier French Watercolors in Indian Yellow and Permanent Magenta for the stars and yeti details, respectively.