There are never any mistakes in crafting, merely happy accidents! So if your initial colouring idea does not work out - don't panic, take a deep breath because you can usually figure out a way to save your colouring from diving into the depths of your waste paper basket. In my case I merely fussy cut both the tree stump and owl.........ta da, saved the day and managed to add dimension to my card - win, win!!
I also did a little bit of experimenting. How many of you have MFT background stamps, with good intentions to use them, but don't know quite how to go about it? Well, I took a piece of Copic card and stamped the Hessian background on to it using MFT Natural Hybrid ink - enabling me to colour my free-hand background over the top - if you opt for one of their paler hybrid inks you can easily add your own design with the delicate texture still showing through. It just adds another dimension to your Copic colouring.
Talking of dimension, the tree stump was simply glued on to the background image, with the addition of shadows to give the impression of depth. Then I stuck the little owl to the card with thin foam pads.....just enough to make the owl take centre stage!
Stamps: MFT - Critter Clan, Happy Hedgehogs, Hessian Background
Colouring Medium: Copics (see list above)
Tools: Misti, MFT Hybrid ink - Natural, Foam pads
I am really chuffed that I managed to save this little guy from the "blooper bin" and that it inspired me to try something a little different with my background stamp!