Tuesday, April 28, 2009
For this card, I used the Project Of The Month stamps from High Hopes! They will be offered at a 25% discount during the month of April if you purchase them directly from their website. There's a few more days in April left on the calander, so there's still time to get your inky paws on them! In fact, as long as this set is advertised on the site, you can order it at the discounted price!
I used the masking technique to put the girl on top of the hay bale and colored the images with Copics. To get the polka dots on her shirt, I used the tip of the colorless blender, and held it down on one spot at a time until the color moved out of that area. Its easy and fun to do!
For the hay, I did not want to blend the colors completely, because I wanted the strands and textures on the hay to show. The shadow under the girl's feet was put on last using the C5 grey color. The secret to making a grey shadow look real is to go with opposite color temperatures. What I mean by that is, if the object is lit in a warm light, the shadows will be cool. The hay looks very warm in the light I chose, and so that is why I went with the cool grey to make the shadow. You can see how it actually looks like her feet are popped up casting a real shadow, but she is completely flat on this card and the shadow is created with color! You can see what I mean in the close-up in the last photo.
The boy is cut out and popped up, however.
Here are the colors used on the girl:
And on the boy:
And the hay:
Closeup for ya:
Thanks for looking today! God bless you!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 4/28/2009 02:00:00 AM