Thursday, December 14, 2017

Snowy Background With Stencils by DT Janni


Hi Crafty Divas, DT Janni here.

Today I want to show you how to make a beautiful snow background using Craftin Desert Divas Stencil, and off course I’m working in my pastel color world.

At first I colored up my background using Distress Oxide ‘Worn Lipstick’ and ‘Sorted Shapes 1’ stencil – If you love dots, you will love this stencil, trust me. I didn't use that much ink, because I wanted a soft look.

After the ink dried up, it was time to use the ‘Snowflake Flurries’ stencil, and for that I used some effect snow and my palette knife.



Here is a closer look, oh I love this background <3


I wanted to add some trees for my scene so I used the tree from ‘Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies’ on some kraft paper for that. For my frame I used ‘Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies’ on white cardstock, and a banner from ‘Flag Banner Dies’ on the same white cardstock.


I colored up this little cutie on the ice from ’Snow Happy’ with my Copics, and off course I used my favorite pastel combo’s. The little sentiment is from ‘Oh what fun’ the size of that sentiment is just perfect for my christmas cards.

Here is a close up after I finished the card, and added some highlights to her little cheeks, cute right.


I hope you enjoyed my card with stencil made snow backgrounds.

See you soon,

Hugs Janni

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Snowy Background with DT EK

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 Hey Divas! It is EK from ekgorman designs back again to share another copic colored card. I hope you have been enjoying "Snow Week" here on the CDD blog. I am here to share with you a pictorial tutorial of how I would color with my copics a winter 'snow' scene. IMG_8844
Ironically, while I colored in this card, outside my window the first snow fall of the season was happening. It only seemed fitting to be creating this card as I watched the snow fall. I took this picture to help inspire my coloring. EK Gorman CDD a 
 For this card I used CDD's new digital stamp set Winter Village to create this hometown scene. I created the scene making sure to layer the houses on top of each other so it looks realistic. I printed out the scene in landscape and let the printer ink set. EK Gorman CDD b 
 Using a pencil I quickly drew in the sidewalks from the buildings and set the horizon line. EK Gorman CDD c
Using my neutral grey copics (N0, N2, and N4) I colored in the side walks and the church. EK Gorman CDD d 
 I decided from the beginning to color the buildings in with all brown tones, but with different collections. The first house I colored in with E21, E23, and E25 for the main walls. EK Gorman CDD e 
 The roof and door were colored in with the darker tones from the the same brown collection. In this case I used E25, E27, and E29. I followed this light wall/dark roof pattern for the rest of the houses. EK Gorman CDD e2 
 The second house walls were colored in with E51, E53, and E55. The roof, door, and above door ornament was colored in with E55, E57, and E59. EK Gorman CDD f 
 The third house walls were colored with E70, E71, and E74. The roof and door were colored with E74, E77, and E79. EK Gorman CDD g 
 The final house was colored with E40, E42, and E43. The chimney, door and awning was colored in with E44, E47, and E49. EK Gorman CDD h 
 The trees were colored in with a combination of greens using G02, G09, and G29. EK Gorman CDD i 
 To give a bit of festiveness to the scene, I colored one of the awning with R17 and R29. EK Gorman CDD j 
 The second set of awnings were colored in with B95 and B97. EK Gorman CDD k 
 The windows were all splashed with a bit of B0000. You will see later that I give the windows a second treatment because this color in the end wasn't enough. EK Gorman CDD l
To finish off the basic coloring of the scene, I colored the church's roof, doors and brick with W1, W3, W5 and W7.

...TIME FOR SNOW...

My hands down favorite color combination for snow is not a grey collection but a blue collection. I find that coloring the snow in with B63, B60 and colorless blender, you get a realistic snow look. EK Gorman CDD m 
 I don't normally start with the dark color, but when it comes to snow I always start with the dark and then got lighter blending out the dark edges. I layered the B63 in all the low or shadowed spots. EK Gorman CDD n
I blended out the B63 with the B60 filling in the snow not completely, but a significant portion. EK Gorman CDD o 
 Finally I used my colorless blender to went over all the blue tones I had laid down. I will tell you when you use colorless blender as heavily as I had here you don't see the final effects for several minutes. This picture here does not fully show the transformation that happened in the snow. The final pics of the card really show how well the colorless blender effects the blue tones. EK Gorman CDD p 
 At this point I realized I had forgotten to color in the tree trunks, so I pulled out a E18 marker and colored the trunks in. Originally, when I started this card it was going to be a day scene, but as I got to this place, the card just screamed to be a snow night scene. So I pulled out some night colored markers and started coloring. EK Gorman CDD q
I laid down the first layer of night sky using my B95 marker. EK Gorman CDD r 
 Then using my darkest blue marker, B99, I laid down the top horizon of the (moonless) night sky. EK Gorman CDD s
I laid down the second darkest blue, B97, and followed a similar line as the B99 marker. EK Gorman CDD t 
 Finally to finish off the night sky, I used the B95 marker to settle the blend of the sky. EK Gorman CDD u 
 At this point I realized the B0000 I had originally put in the windows would not work. So using a Y00 marker I gave all the windows a haze of light. EK Gorman CDD v 
 I got a new white gel pen for this card. I picked up the Uni-ball white gel pen to create snow flakes falling from the sky. I will admit that this pen worked really well, and kind of wish I had tried it long before now! The key to creating a fun snowfall is to make sure you have some snowflakes really close together and don't forget to put snowflakes on top of your focal image! You can also see here how nicely the snow on the ground and houses have blended out here!
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To finish the card I pulled out my Snow Days stamp set and used one of its sentiments, one I think works perfectly for this winter scene, and stamped it in some Versa Fine Ink.
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And here is the final card after letting all the markers settle for a while. If you didn't know this, but copics need time to really dry. Minutes are not enough. I try to always allow an hour between finishing coloring and taking a final picture because the paper really needs that amount of time to settle. Make sure if you use any of these techniques that you share your work on the CDD Facebook Gallery. I would really love to see your work! EK CDD blk watermark 2
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snowy Background with DT Patricia

Hello everyone! I’m Patricia from CDD team and today I'm going to show you one of my ways to make snow backgrounds for my cards.
For this I created this mosaic of photos with the step by step, which is very easy and you are going to make some great snow backgrounds. STEP by STEP:
1.- First, I prepared my background with Distress Oxide ink. In my opinion, I think that these inks are the best to prepare this type of backgrounds (distress ink or distress oxide) Used two colors Faded Jeans and Broken china, its combination gives a more icy sky, that is achieved with a darker tone than another. 2.-Splashed water drops over background. 3 and 4.- I used white Gesso diluted with water in a surface, for example stamped block, and leave it well liquid. 5.-Splashed with a brush over the background. 6.-To finish use a white gel pen to add more snowflakes. Make sure everything is dry before doing it. And you already have it!! You can decorate your card as you like and create a scene with that beautiful snowy sky. Remember that you can add on top of your stamps or scene more snow to make it more real, but that is already an option as you like you.
I hope you like this. Happy Crafting!!
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