Creating Depth Of Shadows | Colouring with Tasha

by Natasha Davies

Hey crafty people!

It’s Tasha and I’m back with some more floral inspiration for you, using one of Alex’s new release images!

This is Hello Summer and I thought Sunflower, as soon as I saw it!

 

alex-syberia-design-stamps-hello-summer

 

I printed it onto Neenah 80lb, and grabbed a few Copics to colour it in. I started with just yellows, with a touch of Sunshine Yellow for the shadows but I very quickly realised that was nowhere near dark enough.

You really do need quite a bit of contrast, and yellow is quite a tough colour to make it dark but still pleasant.

So I grabbed out a burnt umber sort of colour, that appears MUCH too dark on the face of it, but I used an orange to help bridge the gap between the deepest shadows and the vibrant yellow petals.

Copic Colours Used:

Petals: Y000, Y00, Y11, Y08, Y17, YR16, E08

Baby Petals: E08, E09, E18

Centres: E57, E59, E79

Background: B37

The trick is to use a colour dark enough that it’s a little scary, but to only use a teeeeensy bit of it.

Gently, and slowly does it…as cliché as it may be, it’s true that you can always add more but you can’t take it away!!!

I like to just work on one petal at a time and it becomes really sort of relaxing.

I can zone out of whatever is happening outside my craft room, and concentrate on the way the colours blend together, well that and my music!!! (*Taylor Swift in case you were wondering! If in doubt, always assume it’s Taylor Swift!)

Once my petals were finished I worked on the centre of the flower; this was really easy to do, I just coloured the whole thing in the lightest brown I was using, then added bits of really dark, then dark, then medium brown to give me the look of it being loads of little bumps.

I decided that I wanted some colour to my background, so I added some vibrant blue to up that Summer feel even more!

 

I used a sentiment die from Pinkfresh Studios to add my swirly Happy Birthday, and finished off the whole design with some clear sparkly gems from Trinity Stamps!

 

That’s it!

 

I hope you like my card design, and as always I’d like to thank you for spending this time with me.

 

Have a lovely, happy, safe, wonderful week!

Stay Crafty!

Byeee!

 

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