I made this card for a swap, with the theme Harvest Moon. I have only seen a real harvest moon once or twice and wanted to read up a little bit about it. The harvest moon is visible low on the horizon and therefore looks bigger, it also appears orange or reddish. The harvest moon got its name because it was seen to help farmer’s to be able to continue harvesting later in the evening. Inspired by this, I used a large moon stamp and coloured it orange.
I also added some orange into the rest of the scene, but kept the larger part of it in grey scale. The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks using a Stylus Tool. The stamping was done with Archival Jet Black ink, Adirondack Slate (moon), Memento Tuxedo Black (grass – gives a more grey impression than the Jet Black ink). The grass was stamped in first to second generation images. I wanted to create the impression of quite long grass. Mist was added with white pigment ink and highlights with a white gel pen.
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Supplies: Sutter stamps: Old Barn F-1647, Homeward Cowboy Small E-1294, Mirrored Country Fence G-1469; Stampscapes: Cloud with Raising Moon Lg. 198G, Prickly Branches 272G, Oak Branch 203G, Reeds 067B, Plant 101A; Adirondack ink: Peach Bellini, Slate, Bottle; Distress Ink: Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade; Memento Tuxedo Black; Jenni Bowlin Chicken Feed; Archival ink Jet Black; Kromekote glossy cardstock.