GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card that had me coloring outside my comfort zone. I don’t usually create background scenes — mainly because I can’t draw — so I usually depend upon stencils or ink blending for my backgrounds. However, when I saw the Katie and Bear digital stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil, I knew that I wanted to create some sort of night sky.
Before coloring the image, I checked out a couple of tutorials. For the night sky, I took a look at this card by Mindy over at My Creative Scoop. On Mindy’s card, she was coloring a lantern reflected against the night sky. I followed her colors, but created a moon in the night sky as my light source. I had to adjust slightly because my Y00 marker had cracked and dried out so I substituted Y000.
For coloring figures in a night scene, I followed the suggestions in this post by Sandy Allnock. I colored blocked my figures as she suggested. However, when I started to color the shadows, I wasn’t daring enough to go as dark as W9 for the shading, so I substituted C6.
When coloring a night sky, it’s really important that your markers are full. Coloring a background like this requires a lot of ink to saturate the paper and blend the colors. If your markers are dry, you won’t be able to get enough ink down on the paper to blend and the results will be streaky.
That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.
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Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Katie and Bear by Mo’s Digital Pencil (also available as a clear stamp as Sweet Sledder from Penny Black); Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy (for sentiment)
Inks: Versamark in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Gel pens in white and silver glitter by Sakura
Copics: Y000, Y11, B00, B21, B99, BG05, BG07, BG09 (sky); E53 (skin); YR27 (hair); R35, YG45 (clothing); YR27 (sled); C3, C6 (shadows); W0, W1, W3 (snow)