Another year, another challenge. Let's all hope for a happy, healthy 2022. I think, after the ups and downs of the last two years, we all deserve a break, don't you?
For this challenge I chose to combine some old designer paper featuring a realistic photographic scene with a beautifully animated cow image from an Art Impressions set I just got called Dairy Christmas. If you're a fan of AI, you'll know how much fun their wonderful images can be.
This is an oversized card, measuring 5" x 6 1/2". I simply had to keep as much of the background as possible because it's gorgeous and, of course, the image of the leaping cow is not exactly small. But they work together, don't they? I just love the exuberance of her body position and the joyous look on her face. I coloured her using my Derwent watercolours and added some silver to the bells around her waist. I also added some silver shimmer to the snowflakes which are far more visible in person than in the photo. For a bit of realism, I also added the shaded-in hoof-prints behind her with my watercolours.
My base for the card is the heavyweight Whisper White and then I've used a matte of Pacific Point under the lovely background designer paper. After stamping the image, I carefully fussy-cut her so that she'd appear to be jumping out of the background. I think it works, especially with that sentiment I found, don't you agree?
I've also entered my card at the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Something New
Crafting Happiness Challenges January #119 - Always Anything Goes
Dare 2 B Artzy January Challenge - Winter Fun