Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps & Passionate Paper Creations

Hi there. Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring an event on Facebook July 17th and 18th at Passionate Paper Creations and to celebrate Lynette at SPS is offering two digis at a special price. This adorable angel is one of them. She is Karen Middleton's Blue Star Angel and she is actually the first image where I have attempted darker skin tones and very curly hair. There are lots of tutorials about which colours to use when colouring with Copics but very few (almost none!) for darker skin tones with Prismacolor pencils. Because of that, I always avoided them but it was on my "I wanna learn that" list so I gave it a go.

Once coloured, I added Stickles to her wings and fussy cut her without leaving my usual white border or matting her in black. I are shocked :) I did run a black Big Brush pen around the edges to get rid of the white and frame her up a little. In order to give her someplace to stand and create the suggestion of a sky, three clouds were die cut from text paper, scuffed with the same paint colours, and edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink along the bottom edge. Once adhered to the background, they were outlined with black pen.

The background started with a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of caramel coloured cardstock. Using a brush mix of Snowflake, Nougat, and Haystack Fresco Finish paints, I stencilled the background stars Through TCW's Random Stars template leaving the last few inches on the right side blank. On that side, I sprayed Lindy's Yellow Rose of Texas spray through the same stencil so I would have just a ghost of glittery stars. That side was then patterned with a MS scattered stars punch. The black mat under the page shows through the star openings.

A Latin text stamp was applied to the left side of the background using Tree Branch Archival ink. Jet Black Archival ink was pounced through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil using a dauber. To bring a little more black to the left side and balance out the other edge, a piece of black punched scallop border was added. Black gesso was watered down slightly and added to both sides with an old gift card. A strip of black cardstock and a length of crocheted trim were layered to bridge the two sections of the background. The computer generated sentiment was edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink and matted in black before being popped up on foam tape. To complete the page, a border was doodled around the edge, stars punched from stencilled cardstock were applied and outlined, and the black mat was adhered to the back.

Thanks for joining me today. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by. Be sure to pop over to Passionate Paper Creations to join in the fun there. Who knows...there may be a contest or two and PRIZES! Wink...wink! See you there!

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

DonnaMundinger said...

Dark skin is really a challenge, even with Copics but you've nailed it with pencils! Love this page. I'll be singin' that song all day, now. LOL xxD