It’s time to share the final card I made with the October release from Craftin Desert Divas. Here I’m using the Cheerful Snowman image. You can see the previous card I made with it here, as well as the cards I made with Present Snowman here and here.
I decided to combine the Cheerful Snowman with the image and sentiment from Singing Penguins. I thought they would go beautifully together to create an adorable singing scene. I printed them directly on to my card base so that I could again make a one layer card.
I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour in my images. As with the previous cards I used pale blues to shade the white of the snowman to keep it looking cold. I used the same blues for my cast shadows grounding the images so that it looks like they’re standing in snow or ice.
With the penguins I went with grey for shading the white so that I could give them a warmer look than the blue gave. I used darker greys for the black area of the penguins. My darkest greys are actually not very dark so they are not as black looking as I would like, but it works well enough. I used the same dark greys on the buttons.
I decided to go with blue, bright pink and teal for the hats and scarves in the images as well as the baubles. Any white areas were shaded with a very light cream tone to differentiate from the other whites. I used the same creamy colour on the paper of the song book held by the penguin.
A touch of red, green and brown finished off the image, colouring the robin, snowman’s arms, holly and berries as well as a little on the baubles. Having completed the colouring I used a white gel pen to add some highlights in certain areas. I also went in with a black fine liner to add some musical notes over the to in to look as though it is singing along with the penguins.
This cute scene card was a lot of fun to create. As I said with my previous card the images go together so beautifully to create these kinds of scenes. I could have bought in more images to really build the scene, but I decided to stay fairly clean and simple on this occasion. Maybe I will create something more elaborate next time! Don’t forget you can check out the full release and inspiration from the team both at the shop and blog. There’s so much to love!
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