Monday, July 30, 2012

TS Monday - Sports and dotted technique tutorial!

***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!!!


Joanne (jojot) said... nailed that technique....I always appreciate it on the work of others, but on mine, it just looks like dots....oh well....I keep trying....fab use of the DTGD your card

Danni said...

Super cute card--great use of that coloring technique!

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