Friday, June 21, 2013

New Brambly Hedge Release

Today, I'm featuring images from an upcoming new release of Brambly Hedge


 They are so cute!! The images on my project are from the Winter Story set. I stamped the images onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used a combination of direct coloring to the cardstock and also pallet coloring - scribble color onto an acrylic block and pick up with a lighter color. As you lay the color on the cardstock, a natural blending occurs. 

TIPS: When you are coloring in a small area, dot the color in lightly - the harder you press the more ink will go onto your paper. You'll get a smoother effect when you build color. Leave highlights of the lighter color by not fully coloring over the whole area with darker colors. One of the beautiful features of the Spectrum Noir markers is that they will blend with little effort.  For highlighting snow, lay down color and then use the blender marker to soften the line.


scarf: CR5, DR3, DR7
ears, pipe, tail: CT1, CT4, GB3, GB4, GB5
pocket contents:  CT4, EB4
buttons: IG7
snow: IG1, blender

Next, I sponged in snow with a light blue ink pad and added IB1 and blender to the snowmouse.


After trimming around the snowmouse and snow I adhered the layers to the base card. I added acrylic paint for falling snow.



On the inside I added a sentiment from the set. I left the die cut in place after cutting it out and sponged some ink.


Here's a photo of all the SN colors I used:


Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Love it!Very pretty,love the new stamp,Thanks for the tip!!!