So why the title? I needed something to do this morning and I had this image stamped so I colored. Daylight slowly arrived as I was coloring but I started out with candle light and early dawn light.
People have commented on my coloring so I thought I would share some of my tricks. Feel free to skip this paragraph if coloring is easy for you. I stamped this sugar nellie stamp with black onxy Versafine ink and then outlined the image using the fine tip of my prismacolored marker. I then filled it in with the wider end. I then put in the shading using the same color marker. I outlined outside the image with French Grey marker to give the allusion of depth on this image. Next I took out my colored pencils. I used a deeper shade of pink. The marker I used was Deco Pink and I used the Lavender pencil to add depth to the image. I used it on all the outside edges and the inner leg on the left side making the right leg seem closer. Then I grabbed the Light Aqua pencil and put finishing touches in the image. I added a lot of this pencil to the hat mostly along the edges of the hat. On the clothing I put the aqua along the inner leg and near the arms. Then I lightly shaded the background and lightly ran the edge of the pencil around the embossed edge created using the curved rectangle nestibility. The one thing I always do is add a bit of an opposing color to all my images. I think that is why I love my Prismacolored pencils...it is so easy to shade and blend colors. ( I have ordered the blender for my markers but I don`t have it yet.) I also always put some white on the face and hands and legs/pants and tops to create texture.
the rest of the card is quite self explanatory. I used the curved rectangle and the scalloped long rectangles to get the shapes. The papers are from the Pocket Full of Posies stack from DCWV. These are lovely papers. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart.
Don`t forget to comment on my Candy. The drawing is Feb. 4th. Talk later.