At Double D the challenge tells us we have to have something with M in the card and the Mod squad just wants a nature scene. Nice to be able to combine these two challenges with one card. My scene contains mountains so there is my ‘M’ and definitely this is nature.
I began by using some of Bonnie’s text vellum paper so I could create the background and basically the card is a CASE of something seen long ago on StampTV. I liked it so much I saved it with the intention of creating something like it one day. To get the sandy looking savanna I swiped Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap across the bottom and painted in a small amount of Tea Dye so it looked more natural. Using a small wooden block stamp and Forest Moss ink I stamped in the grasses. I don’t have any stamps with mountains so decided to hand draw them in and used Black soot to colour. Then I added some clouds using Tumbled Glass and my cloud template another gift from Bonnie. (Where would we be without her constant generosity?) I added a hint of pink with Spun sugar. Using a Hero Arts die from their Jungle set I cut out the elephant and coloured with water colour pencils. I cut several out of scraps and glued together so I could pop him up from the background and I added the fussy cut grass at his feet. Before gluing him I realized that the scene needed a tree so I found one in a GKD set called Framescape and stamped it in black. Mounted the background onto some blue cs and then onto some pink before adding to card front.