It's always nice to share tea with a friend.
Welcome back! I'm so glad that all of you can join me today to learn and make this new card.
Today I am working with this lovely digital image from Digi Doodle Studios called Tea Time. It reminded me so much of time when I was little and loved to play tea party. Who didn't have that special friend that you would go out to the back yard and just sit in the sun and play? Those were the days. This is my entry for the DDS Blog Challenge.
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So for this card I decided that I wanted to make it more a a scene card which meant that I kept the majority of my image intact and built up around it. Because I had the idea of two girls playing tea outside, I wanted to draw in a picnic blanket.
Using my handy dandy ruler and trusty pencil I began by drawing out a rectangle to encompass the bottom portion of my card and created a grid for a quilt. I then took my fine line Faber-Castle ink pen and traced it out so that it matched my image lines.
Coloring of the quilt.
A Clear Blue Sky & Green Grass.
Working the hair is fairly simple. with the light tones you will color the whole of the hair. With the blond hair I combined the base and light tone to come to the color i wanted. Then using the mid tone I colored in long strokes allowing for swatch of the light tone to show through at the highest point of the hair and curls where the sun would hit first. the dark tone is in even shorter strokes and from the roots and ends. This would be the areas that would have the least amount of sun hitting it.
The skin is done in layers. Base: E00, Shading: E21, Shadow: E11 and Cast Shadow: E13. Cheeks: E93
Outfit (girl on right)
For the dress of the girl on the right I wanted it to match the tea pot that she was holding, so I drew in a flower similar to the one on the pot. I used the Faber-Castle Ink pen to draw this in. Then Using C1, C2, C3 I created Shadowing on the fabric folds.
Next I began on the pants. I used my mid tone (C6) to cover the whole of the pant legs Then I add in shadows with my dark tone (C10) and extended them with the mid tone (C8) and blended them out with C6. Once the pants were done, I moved on to coloring in the flowers on the teapot and dress. I used RV21 as a base for the flower then RV34 to add some shadows here and there. The leaves were filled in with YG17. Finally for the ribbon on the top I used RV34 to color it in solidly.
Outfit (girl on the left)
Tiny details: Pearl centers
The sentiment says it all.
Using Memento black ink I stamped out the sentiment: Amazing Friend from the Tiny Type from Clearly Besotted. Then cutting as close to the type as possible I trimmed out a fishtail banner using my scissors. Finally I glued this atop my two flowers on the upper lefthand corner.
I hope you have enjoyed this how to. Don't forget to come back and visit again.