Friday, December 19, 2014

Spectrum Noir Guest card

Good morning folks and I am sharing my next card as guest designer for Spectrum Noir.

This week I am doing a tutorial on clouds and grass, never done one before so no video just photos...hope you can follow!!

Step 1. I stamped this cute little image from LOTV onto white card.

 Step 2. I drew with a pencil the shape of the clouds.

 Step 3. I then went over the pencil lines with IG2.

Step 4. I then used IG1 and pulled the colour from IG2 away from the edges using feather strokes. 

Step 5. I then used HB2 and went over the grey lines on the bottom edge of the clouds.

 Step 6. I then used the blender and coloured the cloud in to blend the grey and the lilac together.

Step 7. I then went over the outside edge of the clouds with IG1 again...and added a bit of shading to the tops of the clouds too.

Step 8. I then coloured the sky with feather like strokes using IB1 and BT1 and then gently used IG1 to gently random shade.

Step 9. I then coloured in the little fairy using FS2, FS6, PP1, PP2, DR5, CR10, CG1, CG2.

Step 10. I added grass in various shades of green..CG1, CG2, DG2, DG3, GB10, GB8 using fine feather V type strokes, I found it easier to turn the image upside down and pull the pen towrads me, I felt I could do finer lines and was more in control of the pen this way.

Step 11. I then trimmed the image to size and then layered it on to blue cardstock.  The background papers is also from LOTV which I thought matched perfectly, I had to add some doodled lines around the edges and finished with a bow and some tiny pearls...oh and yes her wings have been glittered up.

Step 12.  The final card....hope you likey!!

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Christine L said...

OH Wowzer Fi... this is fabulous!! Loving the tutorial... you really got those clouds to look 3D and have given them depth... And of course, how wonderful does that little fairy look in her pink? LOL! Altogether a beautiful card and such a change from Christmas ones!

Christine x

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous card and an excellent tutorial, Fi. I actually prefer step by step photos as they are easier to refer to. Well done you! xx


Oh wow Fi, fabby tutorial. I love how you've coloured the sky, and the fairy is so sweet. Great instructions. X

Marilyn said...

Excellent tut and I plan to use it to make clouds like that!

Sharon said...

Lovely card and thanks for the tutorial, I shall have a go!
Sharon x