I was watching the Love From Lizi June release video a few days ago and spotted that the Summer Fruits stamp set is part of the release. This stamp set came in last year’s July kit and I had a blast with it. You can see the 10 cards video I did with the kit here, and also the fun cards I made with the tassels (my most-liked project over on Instagram!) here. Anyway, seeing that the stamps are available again made me want to have a play with them. So that’s what I did today!
I decided I wanted to create a simple beach scene with one of the girls from the stamp set sunbathing in the sand. I knew I wanted to put her on a towel, and as I didn’t want to have to draw the outline of the towel I decided I would go with no-line colouring so that the lack of lines on the towel wouldn’t look out of place with the girl.
With that decided, I started by stamping the image with Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige ink, which is one of my favourite inks for no-line colouring. I then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to colour the image in, and you can see the colours I used in the video. Once I was happy with the colouring I masked off the girl with a mask made of scrap paper coated with Tombow Mono Liquid Multi Glue. This glue becomes tacky and repositionable when left to air dry.
For the shape of my towel I used one of the Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Rectangle Dies and cut it from another piece of scrap paper. I kept both the positive and negative portions of the die cutting. I laid the negative over my girl and ink blended through the aperture with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. I worked in several layers until I was happy with the depth of colours.
Removing the negative mask I put the positive portion over my newly purple towel, then used Wild Honey Distress Oxide to softly blend around the area. My purpose with this was to further enhance the impression of sand that my creamy yellow card base already provided. After completing the ink blending I added splatters of watered down Tea Dye Distress ink to add texture to the sand.
I removed all my masks and decided to do a bit more colouring on my girl. This time I used some coloured pencils just to fill in some extra areas of detail, and to make the hair look more realistic.
I am so pleased with how this card turned out! I absolutely love this stamp set and the girls are so fun to colour. Especially that hair. It’s a great way to practice colouring hair, which is something I struggle with from time to time.
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