Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Covered Bridge with Limited Colors Tutorial

 Howdy! For today's card I decided to limit myself to just a few Copic markers. I tend to reach for more markers, in the same color family, than I really need, so it's nice to remind myself that it really is possible to color and shade with just a few colors and a blender pen.

I stamped the covered bridge, on Pure Luxury Ivory, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and cut it out using Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Labels Eighteen.

I started with E57 to color the bridge, leaving some white space.

Then I used my blender pen all over the bridge, including the white spaces I had left. The blender solution allowed some of the brown ink to bleed into the white spaces and also pushed some of the ink through the paper, creating the blending I was looking for.

I wanted to bring some of the darker shading back in, so I used E57 again.

For the roof, foundation and rocks, I used N5, coloring deeper around the edges and lighter in the center.

Then I used the blender pen to lighten the areas I wanted highlighted.

Next, I used YG97 on the trees and shrubs.

Then I used the blender pen to push highlights in again.

For the stream, I used B41 and the blender pen.

After coloring, I sponged Memento Toffee Crunch around the edges of the die template, using my Jumbo Sponge Dauber.

I finally ordered the last two new Memento colors I needed, along with a few new Pure Luxury colors. This is PL Dusty Sage and the ink is Memento Olive Grove. I used Spellbinders new A2 Matting Basics B to cut out the Dusty Sage and sponged Olive Grove while still in the die template.

I layered with a piece of Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used Sandy Beach for the 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inch card base. The sentiment is stamped on PL Ivory and adhered with Pop Dots. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day! 


Betty Benton said...

Fabulous card, Theresa! So much depth!

Barb Ghig said...

Another GORGEOUS card, Theresa! Thanks so much for the step-by-step tutorial...it's so nice of you!!!

Hank Hendricks said...

This is beautiful. Have you ever tried to work with any Plastic cards printing and designing company? There you can explore all your skills of designing.

web design london said...

very beatiful.. i am impressed how you designed this!