Sunday, June 16, 2013

Elk at Waterfall

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing my second scene of the month for Craft a Scene's June challenge, 'Forest Animals'.

Elk at waterfall - Layers of ink
I have run into elks quite a few times in the forest and when we children they were relatively frequent visitors to our residential area, eating apples in the garden among other things. This one is in its natural environment, taking a stroll beneath a little waterfall. All the stamping was done with Archival Jet Black ink on glossy cardstock. The scene was coloured with dye inks, using a Colorbox Stylus Tool, as usual starting with the lightest shades and gradually building up darker colours (see this tutorial). Highlights were added with a white gel pen and mist with white pigment ink.

Thank you for looking! I hope you will play along with us this week!

Happy Stamping!


Stamps: Stampscapes: Ducks in Formation 027A, Brook Falls 184G, Prickley Branches 272G, Mossy Rocks Sm. 322C, Sentiment Sheet 7; Sutter: Left Moose Large
Ink: Adirondack: Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim, Pesto; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs; Jenni Bowlin: Weather Vane; Memento: Gray Flannel; Colorbox Frost White
Surface: Kromecote glossy cardstock


  1. This is a gorgeous scene Anna-Karin, I love the elk stamp you've used. This is an animal that we haven't got here in the UK, and it must be lovely to see them in your garden.

    Sue x

  2. Hi Anna-Karin
    your scenes are the most wonderful I have ever seen, you have such a talent for this and this one is so fantastic

  3. Beautiful scene... I would love to run into an elk (well, at a slight distance, in any case)!
    Alison x

  4. Gorgeous scene, the blending is wonderful, wonderful atmosphere. Love the elk. Tracy x

  5. Another gorgeous piece of art from you!


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