This week we’re looking at Santa images in the July 2013 Catalog from Stampendous. Our very own BlogStar Tobi Crawford is taking Santa To new heights with a super look of monochrome with a pop of color! After you check out her cool tutorial, be sure to take a gander at these terrific images from the rest of our Design Team:
It’s Tobi Crawford here with another quick look at how I choose my Copics for optimal shading. For today’s card I chose the gorgeous Cling Santa Air Drop stamp.
I was looking at this scene and wondered how I could really focus on Santa and his presents and considered the “Spotlight Technique” (that’s where you have a punched-out area of the stamp that’s coloured and everything else is not) but decided to go in a slightly different direction. I don’t know what I would call this technique, but having everything monochromatic except for the focal point of the image is another fun way to switch up your colouring.
Here’s how I coloured the grays:
As you can see, I went through the entire image and coloured all of the dark/shadows (C7), then into the mediums (C5/C3) then the lightest marker (C1).
Here’s the completed card! To enhance the grays and give other parts of the image a little pizzazz, I added some Crystal Micro Glitter by going over bits with a glue pen. It’s a quick and easy way to add glitter!!
Thanks for joining me today, and happy colouring!