Hey friends, how are you? Are you ready for Christmas yet? Quite honestly, I’m not! I love Christmas, but it seems to have crept up so quickly this year and I’m not feeling festive quite yet – however, getting stuck in to some of my Christmas cards with the new stamps and dies from Time for Tea is helping me get in the festive spirit a little more!
The card I’m sharing today is my latest attempt at no-line colouring with pencils. I’m still entirely new to this, and have only done it once or twice before, but the little car in the new Happy Trails stamp set seemed to be calling out for a snowy, pencil backdrop.
I cut a panel of kraft cardstock to 5” x 3.75” and stamped the tree image from the set in Antique Linen distress ink. I then masked it off and stamped the car over it, so when the mask was removed, it looks like the car is carrying the tree. I used Arteza pencils to colour the image, much in the same way as I would colour with Copics – I started with darker colours in the areas where there would be shadows, and moved to lighter tones.
I added a night sky background with a navy blue, then used a warm yellow to create a beam of light coming from the headlights. I used a white pencil to create a snowy ground, with greys for the shadows, then splattered some white gouache over the scene to create “snow”.
I wanted the scene to be fairly clean and simple, so all I did to finish my card was stamp the sentiment from the “Gingerbread Family – our House to Yours” set (also from the new T4TD release), then added my card panel to an A2 white base.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog – if you’d like to treat yourself to any crafty goodies this month, don’t forget that code T4TJAYNE10 will get you 10% off at the T4TD store!