Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I partook in a rather dull campaign through the Salty Ocean Seas. As we were confined to a boat whilst traversing the great waters, we had to utilize our range magic spells and archery skills. Luckily, I had brought my great bow, Fungi, with me. We sailed on, searching for signs of the lost treasure of the pirate Holtzson that had supposedly sunk here, vanquishing the enemies that kept appearing along the way. Suddenly, off in the distance, we spotted a penguin that appeared to need assistance. I raised my scope to get a better view, and indeed the little fellow appeared to be drowning!
This was my second ATC for the Wicked Wednesday guild who had invited me to be a guest designer for their red white and blue challenge. (My first ATC can be seen here). I was happy to lend some Crafters Guild assistance to them once again.
I started this ATC by colouring the image from 2CuteInk with Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +1945 wetness. It was extra wet today for some reason, and caused some of the colour to bleed outside the lines. I probably should have used watercolour paper to have more control over the water/colour spreading situation, but hindsight...
I cut him out then worked on the background. This time I did use watercolour paper and smushed it into some Distress Ink I had layed down on my non-stick sheet, earning me +519 splooshy exp points. I kept spraying water and adding layers until I was happy with it. The sentiment I stamped on the bottom is from the Mark’s Finest Papers “Not So Ugly” set. To finish off the ATC I cut some photo corners out using the Art Philosophy cartridge.
This penguin will float on into the following challenges:
We quickly changed course, making our way to the animal in distress. As we neared him, I tossed out a flotation device. The penguin grasped the floating donut gratefully, gasping for air as he held himself above water. We brought the little fellow aboard and abandoning our search for pirate treasure, set out to take the chap home. Who ever heard of a penguin that couldn’t swim??
~ Guild Master Crystal ~