***You can view my CAS guest designer card HERE***
Hi all and happy Monday! This week over on the Totally Stampalicious blog, we are challenging you to make a sports themed card or project. For my card, I've used one of the images from the A+ Bears set. Yep, I used that "dotted" technique again and that tutorial I've been promising is below - but please bear (ha, pun not intended!) with my Instagram pics! I did not have my camera handy and didn't want to wait to make the tutorial on a later date. Some die-namics, brads and piercing are all the details this card needed. The sketch is from the DTGD12Blondie090277 challenge on SCS.
Now for the tutorial:
I like to do one section at a time, so I started with his head. I use the lightest, or in this case, the second to lightest color(E33) that I plan to work with and start a "base".
Next, I take the next darkest color(E25) and add it where I want more shadows. It's always best to know which direction your "light source" is coming from! As you can see, I hardly added any of this color on the right side of his face because, for me, that's where my "light source" was hitting him.
Then I add an even darker color(E37). I try to stay light handed so that my dots don't look like big blotches.
And yet, an even darker color(E29)!
Finally, I go back with the first color I started with and start filling in still using a dot motion (not brush strokes). For this one, I went with an even lighter color (E31) to fill any spots that were left. I just keep dotting away until I'm happy with the shading.
And here he is all done before I added to my card...
I hope you found my tutorial easy and inspiring enough to give this technique a try! It's fun to color using different techniques!
Have a fabulous week!!!