Welcome back to the Mad Tea Party Release with Simply B Stamps and Little Miss Muffet Stamps! If you’re just joining in on the celebration we have a 3-day event with games, sales/discounts, prizes, a freebie, a blog hop, tutorials and lots of inspiration! This is one event that you don’t want to miss out on! 😀 Check out all the details at the LMMS Blog or SBS Blog. This is Day 2 and today we’re sharing tips, tutorials and inspirational cards.
My project today combines images from both companies to create a generic Birthday card. Along with chipboard from Make it Crafty, buttons/flowers from Stampin’ Up and a zipper from my local craft store, here are the elements I merged together to create this image …
My tip I wanted to share today was about casting shadows. I’m starting to get more brave when coloring in shadows and I think it’s something you can do to… the hardest part is taking the first plunge! On this image here I’ve used Copic color BV23 and sometimes I’ll use BV25 if I don’t think the shadows is showing up. However, you can start out with BV20. When applying shadows I try to remember when my light source is coming from then I draw the shadow (no blending needed) where needed. This is done after I’ve colored my entire project. The purple-gray color seems to overlay on other colors well without standing out too much.
That’s my inspiration and tip for today and I hope it was helpful and inspiring. 😀 Next you can head back over to the the LMMS Blog or SBS Blog and check out the other gal’s fabulous creations! Thanks for coming by today and I hope you’ll take the plunge and try shadows on your next project! 😀