Friday, July 25, 2014

Sheena Christmas

Sheena is coming out with new Christmas sets!  My design today features images from the Country Christmas set. 

I started with the background. I stamped the trees onto  Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and applied color with an Ink Sweeper and  Distress Ink Pads - dusty concord, tumbled glass.  I came back in with a homemade stencil (made with a scalloped die) and Ink Sweeper to add some clouds.  I also created subtle snow lines with a torn piece of paper. TIPs:  (1) To apply the base color, pull color from the edges to the center, in horizontal strokes with a light touch. Do not fill in color completely - leave white spaces. For the clouds, start on the template and pull color onto your background for a blended effect.  

Next, I colored the deer with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils - 088, 089, 116. I  lightly colored with 116 and 088 first.  I used 089 in the dark areas of the images - Sheena's detailed drawing helped me to identify the dark areas. 

I came back in with 088 to smooth out the color, blending the light areas into the dark. 

I colored all the deer and created subtle snow lines.

I cut out the deer, using a craft knife to cut the area in between their legs so the trees would show through and adhered them to the tree background.  I gave them some dots and white tails with a white paint pen. The sentiment is also from the set.  

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  and Inspiration Team members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.
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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Fiona C said...

What a gorgeous use of Sheena's new stamps - lovely xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is an absolutely stunning winter scene. I love the colors you chose to make it too. Those are a gorgeous set of stamps.