Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away. --- Fey Weldon
Welcome everyone! I'm so glad that you can join me for toady's post.
Today I am posting a themed cared for Digi Design Studios. This is an up and coming digital stamp company to which I have been given the honor of being a design team member. Every month there is a monthly challenge with a specific theme on their blog. There are prizes for winners from the shop as well as a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runner up. For more information on the challenge click here. Head on over to the Digi Doodle Studios' Monthly Challenge to get some inspiration from the design team members and enter for your chance to win.
This month's theme is "Feminine Fancy," and to me nothing says feminine more than lovely flowers. To obtain this I am using "Sorrel Merry Thistle" from the February 2017 Release. I fell in love with this image. I love the feel of the digital images that Dina Gerner makes. They have more of a caricature feel to them. That all said, lets get this party started (click on smaller images to enlarge).
Copics (Listed below)
Prismacolor Color Pencils (Listed below)
Card Base 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Craft Cardstock 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Light Green Polka Dot print paper (from My Favorite Things)
Dies: Leaves and Flower (Craftin Desert Diva's)
Large PiercedFlower (Gina Marie Designs)
Scalloped Circle (Craftin Desert Diva's)
Banner Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac
Faber-Castle .01mm pen
Step 1: The Sun-Kissed Look.
To begin, we will start by printing out the image to 2 3/4"L x 2"W. Usually I like to print out four mages on an 8 1/2" x 11" paper and divide it into four A2 sizes in which I will center the images.
Step 3: The Haute Coiffure
This part will take several steps and will incorporate the use of color pencils. The coloring of hair is not that difficult, so don't think this is a daunting task. We will break this up into three groupings. Light, Medium and Dark.
Step 4: Leaves Please.
Even the tiniest of details require a lot of color. For the leaves from bottom layer up: YG13, YG17, YG67. Note that the lightest of the three covers the whole image, the mid down extends from the pointy part of the leaf to the middle and then the darkest the smallest portion.
Bring in V12 along the center of the wing lightly to create the illusion that you can see through the primary wing to the wing in the back. If it gets too dark you will use the colorless to lighten. Continue using the V12 to color in the paisley shapes and shadow in using Prismacolors PC 934 and PC1009. Using YG11 you will fill in the circles and shadow in with PC1020 and PC 1090. You will also use this trio to to color in the ribbon trim at the bottom of the dress. Darken the wing closest to the hair line towards the center with small strokes using Prismacolor PC 1103. Finally you will add in some white details in the paisley and circles.
Step 8: Who's Getting some color?
Finally we are working on our owl. We are one step away from finishing up our coloring. For the owl I stuck to mainly using only Copic markers since it is not the main subject of our card. For the Beach you will use Y02 and Y17 (the latter for the beak closes to the body). The body will consist of three colors from bottom layer up you will use E35 as the base. E35 and E15 for shading, blend it out with E31 at the end. The pupil of the eye was colored fully with C10. The iris of the eye was made with three colors. Use YG 13 as a base color to cover the entire iris. then shade from the top part of the eye to midway using YG17, then using G28 create some shadow at the very top of the eye and blend it all down with YG13.
Step 11: Put It All Together And What Have You Got?
Now it's time to bring it all together. Glue your craft cardstock to our card base. Then center and adhere the green polk-a-dot print paper. Now you are read to ad a bit of dimension to the back of your image. Using single-sided adhesive from from my local craft store (these are leftovers from another project), I can cut out a circle just big enough to fit under your image unseen. I used double sided tape on the non adhesive side so that I could use both sides easily to adhere to my card base.
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Ta-Ta for now! 😘😘😘