As I mentioned in my recent Christmas card post, I’ve shared a couple of videos since returning to crafting that I didn’t get to blogging. This is the second one, which I shared a few days ago and am finally getting around to doing the blog post for. This too is for a hop with a giveaway, so be sure to head over to the video on YouTube to find the details. You can also find the full hop list here.
I used Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink to stamp a girl from Love From Lizi’s Happy Haunting stamp set onto a panel of Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock which I had cut with a Kat Scrappiness Never-Ending Rectangle Die. I then masked off the girl and stamped poison bottles behind her, too. I also cut the pot from the Rainbow Wishes die set from another snippet of Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock to create a cauldron.
I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers for my colouring. The lids of the pens I used are shown in the video, if you would like to know the exact colours used. I started with the cauldron, using bright greens for the potion in it, then green-greys for the metal. Once the cauldron was coloured I moved onto my scene panel.
I started by colouring the floor of the scene, using several different browns as well as a brown-grey to give the impression of a wood floor. I also used the browns to draw in a shelf under the potion bottles. I used brown-greys again for the wall, starting by drawing in the bricks with the lightest shades, then colouring them as if the main light source is from the potion. I also used the lightest green I had used on my potion to add cast light to the bottom of the bricks. I filled in the gaps between the bricks with an ice grey shade to differentiate from the bricks themselves.
Having coloured the background of the scene I started colouring the girl. I coloured her hair first, going for a reddish-blonde, before moving onto her skin. I again added highlights with the bright green. I decided to go rich purple for her dress, socks and hairband, and used the same purple for the poison bottles. I went with a dark green for the bow and spell book, and then used ivory colours to shade the white elements such as the labels on the bottles, and the skulls.
After completing the alcohol marker colouring I used some coloured pencils to add detail to the scene. I used a green to enhance some of my highlights, a purple to deepen the shadows in the purple areas, and a couple of oranges and yellows to add detail to her hair. I also used a grey to draw in the details of the eyes and mouth.
I cut a matting layer from a snippet of silver mirror card, gutting away the centre to conserve it. I adhered the scene panel to the silver layer with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I used the same glue to adhere the cauldron into place after first heat embossing a sentiment onto it with Love From Lizi’s Silver Dollar Embossing Powder. I adhered the assembled panel to my black card base, and finished the card by adding glitter details with a glitter brush pen.
I really enjoyed creating this card. I am not the most confident at no-line colouring, but I think it worked out very nicely on this occasion. Adding the glow from the cauldron really enhances the spookiness of the Halloween scene. Don’t forget that this is part of a hop – find the full hop list here and hop along for a chance to win a prize!
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