This week at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge Penny is hosting our feminine themed challenge. I have a pretty, summery card as my project for it. It’s been rather cold and snowy here lately, so I thought a touch of summer would be nice!
I started by printing Polkadoodles’ Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles – Sitting On The Dock digi stamp onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then used both Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Yosoo alcohol markers to colour her in. I did consider creating a background for the image but decided to leave it simple and instead added grounding by using a very light blue to colour the ripples and give the impression of water beneath the pier.
Once I was happy with my colouring I trimmed the panel down then started working on creating the rest of my card. I pulled out some snippets of patterned paper from one of the Simon Says Stamp card kits from last summer.
I chose a yellow card base and trimmed my larger piece of patterned paper to be just smaller than the card base then adhered that into place on the cardbase with double-sided tape. I then adhered the plainer patterned paper across the large piece, and topped it with my image panel.
I’m very pleased with this card. The colouring came out really well, and I think I did a particularly good job of getting the cast shadow from her hat, though I struggled with the shadow on the inside of the parasol a bit. The patterned papers work nicely with the colours on the image which is good considering I hadn’t picked them out until after I had coloured the image. Really it would be better to do that the other way around!
Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – Anything Feminine Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)