Friday 18 March 2016

Easter Series 2016 - Card 6

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Welcome to the sixth installment of my 2016 Easter Series. I can't believe how quickly Easter is coming!

With a little practice colouring on craft can be one of the simplest techniques to master. The thing to remember is to use brighter or deeper shades than you would on white paper. The shades I used in this piece are not the same as I would use if this were on white or cream cardstock.

To begin, I stamped the image directly on the front of the card base. I generally keep a scrap of the same paper (if not from the same sheet, then from the same package) to test my colours. There is nothing worse than putting all your time and effort into a piece only to dislike it at the end because the colours don't work the way you thought they would.

I began by colouring the flowers, I lay my lightest colour down over the entire area and gradually begin by building up the colour in areas that I want to be in shadows. This image takes a lot of the guess work out of figuring out where the shadows are. 

After the flowers were completed, I moved on to the leaves and stems. 

The trick is to use an incredibly light hand when adding layers of colour. Pencil crayons are wax based and once you reach a certain point, adding more layers of colour becomes nearly impossible. 

To finish it off, I used a gelly roll glitter pen to add dots to the centre of each of the flowers, and to trace the stamens.

A piece like this, takes a great deal of time. But if you keep at it, you will be very pleased with the results. 

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own.

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