Sunday, December 18, 2011

Simple Christmas Cottage Card

This quick and simple card was made with a Christmas cottage image that I found on a clipart site online. I used a new technique to shade in the cottage walls by dotting in the colors instead of brushing them on. I used Copic Markers C3, YR14 and E35 to make the dots and then blended the colors slightly with E33. I then used the same effect to darken in the ground under the cottage with C3 and C1 and then blended them out with C0. I liked the effect in both place. When I try this style again in the future, I will attempt to do it with lighter and darker markers to create better shadows while also filling it with this textural pattern.  The image will look different if you use the dot markers in a different order. Play around to see what patterns you like and feel free to ask me any questions.
The card itself was made with a beautiful green snowflake pattern from the Season’s Greetings line by Echo Park Paper and a few scraps from my supplies. The glitter was added by simply brushing the edges of the roof with my Quiky Glue Pen and then sprinkling a little Deco Art Glamour Dust over the image. Brush off the extra glitter and let it dry for just a few minutes before it set. Overall, I decided to keep this card simple because I actually mailed the card out for Christmas this year.

1 comment:

Pami said...

Hi Katie, this is a lovely Christmas card, I like the colouring technique! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month! Have a very Merry Christmas. Pami x