Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Road trip

Hello everyone !

Today it is my second posting as a DT member and I am still very excited to be on the team... I have chosen to make a postcard for today's posting and I have explained how I made it.

It is going to be a long one so get a cup of coffee and join me !

This is the end result :

Let's get started ! 

Start with a postcard cut from white card stock and colour with Distress Inks and a blending tool. I used : Tumbled glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.

Start building your background starting light at the bottom and darkest at the top, go back the other way to blend it all together. Drip some water over it; Distress Inks react with water so you get some nice lighter spots. Next tear some patterned paper (I used Kaiserkraft "Now Boarding") and adhere to the bottom of the card. Add some sewing around this piece. 

Pull the ends of the threads through and secure on the back of the card. 
Next stamp the background randomly (sorry forgot photo, but you can see it in the photo underneath). 
I used the following stamps for the background :

Next I rubbed my Archival ink pad around the edges of the card. 

Stamp the sign on patterned paper (the same I used for the bottom) and cut out. Set aside.
Stamps main image on white card stock and also on the card. That way you have all the details of the stamp without having to cut them all out. I also stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card saying 'road trip'.


 Now the fun part begins: Colouring the image. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink for stamping as I was going to use my Copic Markers. This ink works very well with these markers. 
Get 3 or 4 shades of brown ready and start with a base colour which is the lightest. Next start adding a darker colour in the areas where the shadows are. VLVS! stamps are very good for colouring as many of them have the shadow areas already. Repeat with an even darker colour but don't go all the way over the medium colour. Next go back the other way, so medium to light, blending the colours together. Keep repeating until you are happy with the result. Finish colouring the whole image this way doing little bits at a time. 

This is the finished result of colouring the dog...

I coloured the little car in the same way. I used 3 shades of red.

Next, cut out the image. All the white edges will be gone when you go around the cut edges with a black marker. So it doesn't matter if you don't cut it out perfectly.

The finished, cut out image, isn't he cute !!! 
Now put all the elements together on the card and see if you are happy with the end result. I wasn't and added some more white stamping with the Coffee Rings.

 Here is another look at the finished result. 

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope I gave you some inspiration to dust of those stamps and get crafting !

Until next time, 

Corrie x


ionabunny said...

Fab, thanks for the giggle and the tutorial. Love the dog in the car. Hugz

Unknown said...

Love this card...great layout, colors, and humor! Will definitely give it a try. Speaking of "Road Trips," I am SO EXCITED to visit Viva Las VegaStamps in September. I've never been to Las Vegas and am already planning on a day at your stamp store!!! :-)

by belle said...

Such a cute card Corrie and I love the background!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

What a fun page Corrie!! you are very imaginative, brilliant use of that VLVS stamp

Deann said...

This is absolutely darling and he drives just like me...lol