Friday, April 11, 2014

New Sheena Sneak Peek!!

For the next few days the Crafter's Companion Education Team is going to be featuring designs with a new release called A Taste of India from Sheena!   This images is from Tiger Tiger.

I stamped this fabulous tiger image onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and then placed a mask over him to build the scene around him. 

To build color I am sponging with Distress Ink Pads.  Using masking and varying color, you can create a whole scene around one image. I'm starting at the top and working my way down.  Using a torn pieced of paper to give interest to the sky, tumbled glass ink and a sponge, I pulled color across the card in a horizontal direction- I actually turned the cardstock 90 degrees and pull the color from the "top to the bottom" - which is really side to side in the scene. 

Next for some foliage/greenery way off in the distance of the background, I chose crushed olive and forest moss.

For the ground, I sponged in frayed burlap and tea dye. I pulled in color from the sides, leaving a highlight in the enter. I also pressed harder with some strokes to give a little bit of line and texture. At this point I was finished with the back ground so I removed the mask over the tiger. 

To fill in color on the tiger, I used a stylus to apply spiced marmalade.   For detail areas such as his eyes, add shading, and to sharpen some colors, I used Spectrum Noir blendable colored pencils (008, 046, 049, 074, 092).

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 Education members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful image of the tiger and your coloring is magnificent too!

Starang said...

This looks like an original painting and could very easily be framed and displayed on a wall. I love you technique tips - thanks for sharing. x

Daria said...

Incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing the details.

Robin V. said...

I love the way you layered the pieces to the elephant. Brilliant!I would love to be able to add color like you have w/ the tiger. So pretty and adds such depth.

grammypat said...

Love your tiger -- looks so real-- Great job !!