It's time for another challenge at Sundays With Crissy! This is the card I made for challenge #4 "Layers." I used lots of paper layers, but I also layered the ribbon and the flowers - and - I made the all-white flower myself! Cut the petals and everything! I used some hand made paper (not that I made the paper too, lol) and cut ten petals. Then I twisted them all together by adding one petal at a time. I worked from the inside out. Used a wire stem I had cut from the Prima flower to hold the petals together at the bottom where they were all twisted up! I also really layered up the larger Prima flower too using six flowers. It makes for a very fat card though! I will probably hand deliver this one!
The leaves are the new Martha Stewart punch and stamp combo. It is a really cool little tool! I stamped the leaf in white ink on dark green cs and then lined up the punch over top of that and punched out a perfect looking leaf with veins and stem (can't see the stems here, obviously!).
The shiny satin ribbon is actually very purple, but it does look blue-ish in the photo. The little Spellbinder die cut flourish in the corner is also purple and matches the ribbon. Red and purple are typically hard to photograph true to colour. Trust me, it looks better and matches IRL! lol
I coloured Teddy Bear-ing Gifts (digi image I did for Squigglefly) using Copics. I apologize for not having the list of colours this time. I coloured this image last fall and didn't write it down. :-( But I do know that the fur is lots and lots of layers of colour using the feather stroke and a variety of brown shades And I know I used this lovely thick and thirsty paper : Fanboy Manga Drawing Pad by Canson. The lighter parts on his face, muzzle, around his eyes and tummy were produced using the blender pen.
And for those interested in aTip: Take note of the narrow strip of lighter fur along the bottom of his tummy line. I left that light on purpose (simply by not colouring my darker shades there). I think it gives the image even more dimension. I did the very same thing on the left side of his cheek and also on the paw holding the balloon strings, at the "finger tips," for lack of a better word. Sometimes (though not always) your light source will bounce off walls or or other objects, creating a secondary light source. This secondary light source is much dimmer than the main light source, but bright enough sometimes to cause a tiny reflection of light even in dark and shadowed areas. That is what I was thinking here when I left those narrow strips of lighter fur. Here is your close-up so you can see what I'm talking about:
My Precious Peeps of Crissy's Crew have all joined me on this challenge today over at my challenge blog, "Sundays With Crissy" so why not go and check out their lovely layered creations! And if you feel so inspired, join in the challenge! I will be giving away this versatile set of Spellbinders dies in another two weeks from now, to one lucky challenge participant (who uses one of my digi images - please see my challenge blog for the rules of play!):
Fancy Tags by Spellbinders!
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