I'm here to share my inspiration post that I've created for the Digital Delights blog today and I'm showcasing a cute male image called
- great for all sorts of male occasions
check him out in the DD store HERE
Here is my finished card - but if you follow on below you'll see how the use of different medium can change the appearance of an image/project
Most of my cards are fairly simple in style, preferring to concentrate on the image - though I have been known to go mad with embellies occasionally - it's not my normal style
I coloured this image with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils. Starting off by laying down basic colours
skin - FS1,3,4,7
shirt - BT1,2,3
Boots and tool handles - TN5
Dungarees, hat,glasses - TN1,2,4
I then added spectrum noir pencil in just one shade (116) ready to blend with blending fluid and blending stumps - you can see the lines around the edges here ready to blend towards the centre of the image
I then blended the pencil and added and blended in other pencil colours to the image to add more shade and depth, I also used pencil strokes to give him a salt'n'pepper hair colour!
pencil colours 120(black) for overall shading,
shirt - 52, 62, 120
cheeks - 26
dungarees,hat and tools 94,109,115,116
boots - 120
This more or less finishes the colouring of the image and gives a fairly clean look, however I wanted a more distressed look so added further shading from the outside edges of the card with Tim Holtz distress in in the shade distressed corduroy using an ink duster brush for a light coverage, this has the effect of toning down the whole image taking away the stark whiteness and also highlighting the stitched effect die. I also created shade around the image with pencils 116 and 62. This is not the usual appearance created with cuter images such as Digital Delights, but I wanted to show that cute does not mean you can't create a vintage type/distressed look as well
and so back full circle to the beginning!
I mounted the image onto Crafter's Companion Kraft card and black card and used a couple of papers from MME for background. 'DAD' was cut twice and offset to create a highlight with the alphabet die from the spellbinders sapphire die cutting machine - just love my new baby - so useful and very portable for crafting away from my craft room - infact lots of dies that you use when creating embellies on a project will fit - I'm so glad I got it.
I enjoyed creating this project
- I hope you like my take on it and that I have given you a different 'take' on cute!!
Challenges I'm entering with this card
Cutie pie challenge - Kraft and cute 1/2