My two sons have recently taken up golf, Guy started first as his knee has gradually given up on football so he wanted another activity and Greg has gradually joined him. They had a charity day not long ago and the lead up to that was quite competitive my son-in-law also plays so he joined in the day. As both lads are now in their thirties it is nice to see them spending some time with each other. At the moment Greg and his fiancee are living with us while their new house is being built so I get to hear all about the game when he comes home. From what he says I do think they spend quite some time looking for the balls or even losing them completely. Certainly not contenders for the Open any time soon.
Anyway it is Greg's Birthday on July 27th so I decided to combine his card along with the theme for this month's challenge at Claritystamps which is Days Out. A game of golf is certainly a day out for the both of them. I used lots of different stamps for this card and sometimes only part of one by masking off sections. I will try to explain how I achieved the end result and I apologise now for the photo which is a bit pale. The card in reality looks a bit brighter.
I started by making a cloudy sky. I used the Clarity cloud mask for this and of course Cloudy blue Adirondack ink . I sponged the ink on i got a better effect that way.
I was quite pleased with the end result, my clouds do not usually turn out very well. It nearly always rains when they go off to play golf so this sky seemed appropriate.
Next I used the edge of the Clarity blending mat to tear a strip for hills. Useful piece of equipment if you can't tear a hill like Barbara Gray can. Mine usually end up a little ragged.
Using this torn strip I added a few small hills and a bunker, which if you look closely is where the lost ball is. Normally in the rough I believe. I used Meadow green which is a bit light on the picture. Then I found out several tree stamps and added some trees, a few are stamped using second generation ink to give the feeling that they are in the background. Using the side of a tree I stamped in some grass around the trees and the bunker. This stops the trees looking as if they are levitating.
The figures were taken from the wee folk set, one of them I had to mask off a little boy and replace with a drawn in golf club. The flag post is drawn in as well and that folks is about the best of my ability as regards drawing. My grandaughter certainly does not follow me for her artistic talent. I found a little dot in a die and cut that out for the balls, one of which is in the bunker and the other by the golfer's foot. Difficult to spot --sorry.
Wee Folk set 1
Hope you like this, fingers crossed Greg will. I also hope his present arrives in time. Hurry up Mr Postie.
Thank-you for visiting. xxx