This card took me outside of my comfort zone, which may seem odd since it's a fairly simple card. But I don't usually use this type of cartoony image and I don't usually use images that require coloring. (Although with all the "Copic Marker" discussion going on lately, I think I'm going to have to jump on the coloring bandwagon!) I decided to be even more daring and use bright colors, another item I don' t typically use in my projects.
The image is colored with SU! markers, and I did try to do a bit of layering and shading, which it seems can be accomplished if you start with the lightest shade, which you let dry before applying a darker shade. I didn't do a lot of shading as I didn't want to completely ruin my piece, but I had a fun time experimenting with this image.
I also sponged on some green and blue ink to represent the grass and sky. The polka dots on the boot were created with the end of a paint brush and I added just a hit of "dirt" on the bottom of the boot. Since I had decided to go with a birthday sentiment, I added the tiny hat image from the same "Small Sayings" SU! stamp set to my hedgehog's head.
Once my image was complete I mounted it on the blue patterend paper, which came from an SU! Stampin' Kit. I toyed with adding more paper, etc. to the background but decided that the blue paper looked really nice on **gasp** plain white paper! I simply added the narrow yellow trim around the blue paper, which are stickers from the same Stampin' Kit.
Well for such a simple card, this was quite a long explanation!! Enjoy and happy creating!
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 GMT Views: 284