Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me...

I looooove this image. The little girl sitting in the grass, deep in thought, the sun in her hair. Perfection.
Someone posted a comment a while ago asking me to explain how I color the background around the image. It's not done any differently than the rest of the image. If I use a marker, I scribble some onto one of my acrylic blocks, then wet a small area of the paper with water and my paintbrush. I work in small sections at a time, the darkest area of color closest to the image, then fading out to the white of the paper. I work this way all the way around the image, one section at a time. I would post some pictures of my work in progress, but the area of my house that I craft in is so dimly lit that I can't get any good pictures with my camera. I photograph 98% of my cards outdoors. I am hoping that when we get an addition built onto our house, I will have a larger, well-lit craft space and I will be able to start sharing some pictures of how I create. I know I love to see step-by-steps from my fave crafters, and I would love to do the same for others.
Hope it inspires!
Stamps: Sugar Nellie, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Palette, Distress, SU
Paper: W/C paper, My Mind's Eye, Stardream, PTI

Accessories: Spellbinders Labels die, Martha Stewart Scallop punch, sewing machine, markers, reinkers, Cuttlebug flowers die, button, May Arts ribbon, wool felt

4 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Your colouring is just perfect and I adore the layout! Beautiful image too.
    Hugs, Danielle

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  2. This is absolutely adorable!! I love it. You are so talented!

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