Today's the day. I get to announce the winner of my new stamp set and you get some fun sneak peaks from Gina's design team!
The winner is..... Susan W
"I have a personal, intimate relationship with water damage. It has plagued me throughout my life, following me from house to house.....Can't wait for the sneak peek!! Pick me!"
Email me Susan so I can get your address.
I know I've been a bad blogger lately but I promise I'm gonna change! This has been a very challenging year for me. A lot of personal changes. I've done some serious reflecting and I want to turn a new leaf on some things.
One resolution for the new year-more tutorials on my blog.
So lets start early!
I stamped one of my brand new images from my stamp set "Framed Friends", on sale December 11th using Palette Noir black ink. As you can see I stamped the cute little guy twice. I used GinaK fabulous new paper Pure_Luxury as the base.
Next I used my Copic markers to color in the images. As you can see in only one of them I just colored the puppy. Now I could have continued to color him in using more Copics to add more layers. But instead I'm switching on you!
Go ahead and pull out those beautiful Prismacolor pencils you have hiding in a drawer. We're going to use them to create dimension.
I began by coloring in the trees. Gently I started adding the green over top of the Copic colored areas. By gently, I mean, don't press so hard on the paper. You want to lay the pencil color down slowly, building the darker areas about gradually. You'll see more of this when I detail in the puppy.
Use Periwinkle to color in the blue sky. Make sure to leave some areas of the intial Copic background showing through. You don't want to completely color overn it. Do you see how I picked which colors to go over top of my Copic coloring?
Yep! That's correct, a Prismacolor pencil that is a shade darker but similiar in hue to the Copic. I did not color in the puppy.
Our next set of pencils will be used to color in the second puppy. I began by coloring in his cheek using Hot Pink. Go softly with your pencil as you will continue to add more and more colors.
Once he was all colored in I cut him out and I darkened in his eye and 3 dots on his nose using a marker.
Here's a closeup. Can you see how blended the pink is with the browns? That's done by using soft strokes over and over again until all the lines are gone. What you are left with is nice blended pencil marks.
I wanted to use my Puppy for a masculine card. It's nice to have images that not only can be used for our girlfriends and childern but can also be sent to are male friends and loved ones.
I used the branch from my set Christmas_Blessings to add a little bit of that woodland flavor to the card!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I plan on sharing more with you in the future.
Now hop on over to GinaK's fabulous design team for more sneak peaks.
And don't forget to Say a Big Happy Birthday to Kurtis when you visit his blog!