Tuesday, April 10, 2007
A Card for Spring
It's quite amazing, how much dimension you can create on a card with a little ink and a sponge. For instance, if you look at the boots on this spring card, you will see that I sponged some creamy caramel ink directly onto the boots to create some shadow and dimension. Ink works wonderfully well for shading. Stamping Pastels, or Chalks will do a lovely job for highlighting, just be sure to only go a few shades lighter than you base colour, so you don't acheive a "Milky" Look. For example, if I were to add hilights to these boots with chalk, I would try chalking with Only Orange or Summer Sun.......Chalking with white would look just to "chalky" of course!!! Try experimenting with your inks and pastels/chalks to bring more life to your images.